Provisional results online

Paper Based (Saturday Only) IELTS Test 

Released 13 days after the test. Your results can be viewed online after 6pm on the day of release.

Computer Delivered (Tues-Fri) IELTS Test

Released between 5-7 days after the test. Your results can be viewed online after 6pm on the day of release.

The provisional online test results are not formal advice of results and comprise only one stage of the results delivery process. Provisional online results must not be considered as the final test result and cannot be used to support any applications, candidates make to recognising organisations.

Provisional results will only be available online for a period of 28 days.

Official Results by mail

Results will be mailed directly to the Australian or overseas address you supply in your test application form.

Within Australia: 

  • Test results are sent by standard Australia Post services. Results sent to an address in Brisbane usually take 3-4 business days to arrive after they are posted by ICTE. For information about standard postal delivery times to other locations in Australia please contact Australia Post


  • You will need to provide ICTE Test Services with a pre-paid  Australia Post International Express Letter Envelope.  Please write the address where you would like your test results sent on the envelope and give it to ICTE with your test application. The address must be written in English as well as the language used where the envelope will be sent.

Test results cannot be provided by fax, email or over the phone.

If, after submitting your test application, you change the address where you would like your results to be sent please:

  1. Complete the IELTS change of address form
  2. Bring the completed form with you on your test day and provide it to registration staff or send it to ICTE by fax, email or post.
  3. Change of address forms are also available at the test centre on Test days.

Change of Address Forms cannot be accepted later than 5 working days after your actual test date.

You are provided with one original copy of your test results only. Do not give your personal copy away.

We allow up to 10 business days for delivery of your test results within Australia.


Requests to replace a lost copy of your Official IELTS Test Report Form (TRF) will attact a fee of AUD$20. To order a replacement copy:

  1. Download and complete the Application for the issue of an additional test report form 
  2. Pay the fee online.

We can send 5 copies of your Test Report Form (TRF) free of charge to appropriate organisations.

  • Please note, for the copies to be provided free of charge, the organisations’ names must be listed on your application form at the time of submission.

  • Results posted to an organisation outside of Australia will be sent using standard Air Mail services. If you would like your results to be posted using a faster service you can:

Recognised Organisations include:

  • Universities
  • Employers
  • Immigration departments
  • Government agencies
  • Professional bodies
  • Multi-National Companies


Requests for copies of your test results to be sent to an appropriate organisation that is not listed when you completed your online application will cost an additional fee of $AUD20 per test copy.


IMPORTANT: Requests to send additional copies of your test results to recognised organisations can only be made within the two-year validity period of the test result.