Transcription Rates Review

We have the lowest rates for a Human Transcription Service in Australia.

BEST RATE POLICY: Transcript Diva’s competitive review in April 2023 put us at no 1. at having the lowest rates in Australia – including Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Found a lower rate? Email us the quote and we will work hard to beat it. Email the quote to

Australian University?: Then have a look at our Academic Discounted Services.

Australian Charity?: We are doing a lot of sponsorship at the moment and looking at ways we can support our community at this time. Drop Amber the Project Manager, an email – let’s see what we can do.

Best Transcription Rates in Australia?

Our Process: Using Google we searched for “transcription services”, and gathered the rates from the Australian services that were listed on the first two pages of the search results. Transcript Divas had the lowest rates in Australia.

Transcription ServicesLowest Rate (per. minute of recording).
Clear. One-to-one interviews.
Transcript Divas (local)$2.50
Pacific $3.97 (not typed locally)
Triple $1.20 (not typed locally, no refunds)
D A A T S (local)$2.60
Out Scribe (local) $2.96
Online Transcription (local) $3.30
Legal Transcripts unknown
VIQ (international)$6.80 (multi-national, court transcripts only)
EPIQ (international)$6.50 (multi-national, court transcripts only)
Sydney Transcription(out of business)
Virtual Docs(out of business)

Our Transcription rates are based on TWO factors – turnaround time needed and how difficult the project is to complete (groups, or poor quality recordings – all take longer to complete so there are addon rates for those etc).

Use our quote form to calculate your total project cost, then email the quote to yourself to lock in rates for 60 days. No hidden or extra charges and no surprises. A 200% guarantee on accuracy and meeting the deadline is included with all clearly recorded orders.

Basic Transcription Rates

(business days)
7 Days$2.70
5 Days$2.90
3 Days$3.30
2 Days$3.50
1 Days$3.90
Same Day$4.30
2-hr $5.10
Basic Transcription Rates (ex-gst).

Transcription rates at Transcript Divas are dependent on two things, turnaround time and difficulty.

Turnaround Time: The faster the turnaround, the more the Divas have to shuffle workaround, and stay up late. Hence, the higher “red-eye” price for faster turnarounds.

Add-ons to Basic Rate

Common Add-onsRate
Two speakers ++$0.50
Very unclear+$0.50
English Second Language/
Speech DIfficulty
Add-ons to the Basic Transcription Rate

Difficulty Add-ons: There are certain factors, outlined in the quote and order forms, that increase the time a project takes to type and can increase the rate. These factors include – groups, unclear recordings, and ESL speakers. To get a more accurate idea of your project total, generate an exact quote that locks in the rates based on the specific details that you supply. or go straight to the order form.