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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.
Any description of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website is general information only and is not intended to precisely define the types of applications that QCAT has the power to decide. QCAT's jurisdiction is determined by the relevant legislation. If you are unsure about your legal rights you should seek legal advice. Any actions taken to resolve your dispute should be determined by your individual circumstances.

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Last reviewed
12 November 2013
Last updated
2 November 2015

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