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Urgent applications

We understand urgent situations happen. 

QCAT will always try to hear urgent matters quickly, which may involve putting aside complying with any 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 granting 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 granting a stay of the decision, which temporarily stops the original decision being carried out until a final hearing can be held that reviews whether the decision should have been made.

To apply to stay a decision 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
4 June 2013
Last updated
19 November 2015

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