The State Reporting Bureau was established in July 1926 with a staff of 5 reporters. The Bureau has over its lifetime provided a recording and/or transcription service using computer assisted transcription and audio recording for proceedings of the Supreme and District Courts, Magistrates Courts, Court of Criminal Appeal, Industrial Relations Commission, the Land Appeal Court, Royal Commissions, the Sugar Cane Prices Board, the Local Government Grants Commission and various tribunals and commissions of inquiry. It also provides a transcription service for police records of interview. The agency's main product is the documentary transcript of proceedings in hard copy.
Within government the Bureau offers a comprehensive recording and transcription service for conferences, meetings, appeals and committees.
State Reporting Bureau has operational centres in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton, Maroochydore, Southport, Toowoomba and Ipswich and is also able to provide a reporting service outside these areas as required.
Reporting methods utilised include the Computer-assisted transcription [CAT], Audio recorded transcriptions and a remote audio/video service with a hard copy produced from the tapes.
Parliamentary reporting (this function ceased when the Section, Hansard Reporting Staff, was established on 20 June 1972)
The State Reporting Bureau was known as the Court Reporting Bureau from 1972 - 1991.
The State Reporting Bureau ceased to operate on 31 May 2013. The functions and activities of the bureau were outsourced to Auscript Australasia Pty Ltd by April 2013, and the Transcript Co-ordination Team (TCT) commenced operation. TCT is a business unit in Justice and Attorney General.