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QCAT will announce its decision either at the final hearing or at a later date if it needs more time to consider a case after the hearing has finished (this is called a reserved decision).

The decision will be outlined in a written copy of the QCAT order. This will summarise the decision made and the actions each party must do to resolve the matter. Sometimes the written decision will be given at the end of the hearing or provided to the parties at a later time.

Reasons can be given either at the hearing or at a later time. If the reasons are given verbally at the hearing a person can apply to have a copy of the reasons given to them at no cost. The tribunal must provide a copy of the written reasons within 45 days of the request.

The President of QCAT has issued a practice direction (PDF, 121.9 KB)requiring any reserved decision to be given within 90 days after the day on which it is reserved or within any extension of that period given by the President, Deputy President or Senior Member.

If a party is concerned about a delay in the delivery of a reserved decision they may write to the QCAT President either via email or to:

GPO Box 1639

Please ensure that you provide the following information:

  • your name
  • QCAT file reference number
  • date of final hearing.

The tribunal may give the person a written transcript or an audio recording of the part of the proceeding in which the reasons were given orally.

Clients may appeal most QCAT matters.

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Last reviewed
13 May 2013
Last updated
2 April 2015

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