SUPREME COURT OF
3 of 2014 12 May 2014
WI-FI IN SUPREME COURT BUILDINGS
Internet access via wi-fi (wireless) technology is now available in all
court buildings of the Supreme Court in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie. The
service allows court users free access to browse the internet, including access
to web emails, and in some cases Government network resources.
Access to the public internet network will be available on request to
lawyers, counsel and other regular professional visitors for defined periods (valid
for up to 30 days maximum). Access is subject to users being issued with a
password upon request.
The service is available in courtrooms, mediation rooms, and public areas
of all court buildings.
While this service is being funded by the Supreme Court, it is provided
through a third party contractor. Every endeavour will be made to ensure the
service is available during standard registry hours, but the Court will not be
responsible for any periods of unavailability.
To access the wi-fi service laptops or PDA devices will need to have
wireless capability. The connection options should be automatically detected by
Private Sector Lawyers’
The connection to the service for private lawyers and counsel is TasGov_Guests.
This connection allows court users free access to browse the internet,
including access to web emails.
Department of Justice Lawyers’
Department of Justice users, including Crown Law and court officers, will
be able to obtain access to the Department of Justice network to access files
and online resources. The connection is TasGov_DOJ. Each user in this
category must be registered with Justice IT Services in advance in order to
access the service.
Other Tasmanian Government
Tasmanian government employees outside the Department of Justice may log on
to either TasGov or TasGov_Internet. The TasGov connection
will give access to the user’s department’s intranet and other internal
resources. The TasGov_Internet connection is internet access only (no
access to the user’s department’s intranet) for Tasmanian government employees.
For both these connections the user must be approved and access must be
arranged in advance by the user’s own Department.
Requests for password access should be directed to staff at the Registry
counter in the relevant Court buildings. The password for TasGov_Guest users
will expire approximately every 30 days.
It is recommended that users contact their own IT section or service
provider in relation to their organisation’s security protocols prior to using
Court staff are not able to give technical assistance in relation to the
wi-fi service. Please contact your own IT staff or service provider for
This Circular replaces Circulars 4/2010, 1/2013, 10/2013 and 20/2013.