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Minor civil disputes

Minor civil disputes

What is a minor civil dispute?

Minor civil disputes are disputes between individuals, and individuals and a trader, business or company valued up to and including $25,000. QCAT decides the following minor civil disputes:

  • property damage disputes including damage to a house, or a car from a motor vehicle accident, up to and including $25,000
  • debt disputes related to a fixed or agreed sum of money, valued up to and including $25,000
  • consumer and trader disputes arising out of a contract for the supply of goods and services, valued up to and including $25,000, or repair of a defect in a motor vehicle which is under a statutory warranty, if the previous owner refuses to carry out the repair, valued up to and including $25,000
  • residential tenancy disputes between tenants and landlords up to and including $25,000.

Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.

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Last reviewed
10 November 2016
Last updated
10 November 2016

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