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Urgent applications

We understand urgent situations happen.

QCAT will always try to hear urgent matters quickly, which may involve disregarding formal processes if this is necessary and does not disadvantage or cause prejudice to any party.

Application for an interim order

In some circumstances, QCAT may be able to grant an interim order outlining a short-term decision to take effect while the case is being heard.

To apply for an interim order use Form 41 - Application for interim order (PDF, 270.3 KB).

Application for an interim order in a guardianship or administration matter

Visit interim orders for more information.

Application to stay a decision

In some circumstances, QCAT may be able to grant a stay of the decision. A stay temporarily stops the original decision being carried out until a final hearing can be held.

To apply for a stay, please use Form 44 - Application to stay a decision (PDF, 470.9 KB).

Interim orders

Interim orders are not a tool to secure a faster hearing. They are for exceptional circumstances only.

Even if an interim order is made, a tribunal hearing still needs to be scheduled to hear the application.

Is my tenancy matter urgent?

Legislation about residential tenancy matters determines if a matter is classed as urgent or non-urgent.

Last reviewed
26 May 2017
Last updated
26 May 2017

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