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QCAT rules and legislation

QCAT rules

The purpose of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2009 (rules) is to ensure matters before the tribunal are dealt with in a way that is accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick. They also guide the tribunal and parties to resolve disputes consistently, economically and quickly while allowing flexibility to cater for different needs of particular parties.

The rules are available from the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel.

QCAT legislation

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (the Act) sets out provisions related to:

  • establishing the tribunal
  • how proceedings are commenced
  • procedures and powers of the tribunal
  • the appointment of members.

To view a list of the other legislation that confers jurisdiction on QCAT please select from the alphabetical list and locate the legislation via the Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel.


Adoption Act 2009
Adult Proof of Age Card Act 2008
Agents Financial Administration Act 2014
, sections 45, 103, 122(1)
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Regulation 1998
Animal Care and Protection Act 2001
Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008
Anti-Discrimination Act 1991
Architects Act 2002
Associations Incorporation Act 1981

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Biodiscovery Act 2004
Biosecurity Act 2014
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997
Building Act 1975

Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004
Building Boost Grant Act 2011

Building Regulation 2006

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Casino Control Act 1982
Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999
Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988
Child Protection Act 1999
Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003
City of Brisbane Regulation 2012

Civil Partnerships Act 2011
Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995
Classification of Films Act 1991
Classification of Publications Act 1991
Community Ambulance Cover Levy Repeal Act 2011
Community Services Act 2007
Cooperatives Act 1997
Corrective Services Act 2006
Credit (Rural Finance) Act 1996
Crime and Corruption Act 2001

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Debt Collectors (Field Agents and Collection Agents) Act 2014, sections 117, 119(1)
Disability Services Act 2006
Disaster Management Act 2003
Drugs Misuse Act 1986
Duties Act 2001

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Education and Care Services Act 2013
Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006
Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005
Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Act 2014
Electricity Act 1994
Electricity Regulation 2006
Electrical Safety Act 2002
Electronic Conveyancing National Law (Queensland) Act 2013

Exhibited Animals Act 2015
Explosives Act 1999

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Fair Trading Act 1989 (incorporating the Australian Consumer Law)
Financial Intermediaries Act 1996
Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990
First Home Owner Grant Act 2000
Fisheries Act 1994
Food Act 2006
Food Production (Safety) Act 2000
Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982
Further Education and Training Act 2014

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Gaming Machine Act 1991
Gas Supply Act 2003
Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012
Guardianship and Administration Act 2000
Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009

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Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996
Health Ombudsman Act 2013
Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act 2009
Heavy Vehicle National Law Act 2012
Heavy Vehicle National Law (Queensland)

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Information Privacy Act 2009
Integrated Resort Development 1987
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Regulation 1998
Introduction Agents Act 2001

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Keno Act 1996

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Land Tax Act 2010
Land Valuation Act 2010
Legal Profession Act 2007
Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984
Liquor Act 1992
Liquor Regulation 2002
Local Government Act 2009
Local Government Regulation 2012
Lotteries Act 1997

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Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003
Marine Parks Act 2004
Marine Parks Regulation 2006
Mixed Use Development Act 1993
Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994

Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014, sections 196, 198(1)

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National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016
Nature Conservation Act 1992
Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006
Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011

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Payroll Tax Act 1971
Pest Management Act 2001
Petroleum and Gas (Production Safety) Act 2004
Pharmacy Business Ownership Act 2001

Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002
Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000
Police Service Administration Act 1990
Powers of Attorney Act 1998
Private Health Facilities Act 1991
Professional Engineers Act 2002
Property Occupations Act 2014
, sections 176, 178(1)
Prostitution Act 1999
Public Guardian Act 2014
Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003
Public Health Act 2005

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010

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Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991
Queensland Heritage Act 1992

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Racing Act 2002
Racing Integrity Act 2016
Radiation Safety Act 1999
Recreation Areas Management Act 2006
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002
Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008
Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Regulation 2009
Retail Shop Leases Act 1994
Retirement Villages Act 1999
Right to Information Act 2009

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Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011
Sanctuary Cove Resort Act 1985
Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003
Security Providers Act 1993
South Bank Corporation Act 1989
South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009
Stock Route Management Act 2002
Surat Basin Rail (Infrastructure Development and Management) Act 2012
Surveyors Act 2003

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Tattoo Industry Act 2013
Taxation Administration Act 2001
Tourism Services Act 2003
Tow Truck Act 1973
Traffic Regulation 1962
Transport Infrastructure Act 1994
Transport Infrastructure (Dangerous Goods by Rail) Regulation 2008
Transport Infrastructure (Public Marine Facilities) Regulation 2011
Transport Infrastructure (Waterways Management) Regulation 2012
Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995
Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994
Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Regulation 2016
Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994
Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995
, sections 65A and 131
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Accreditation and Other Provisions) Regulation 2015
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Dangerous Goods) Regulation 2008
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Driver Licensing) Regulation 2010
Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994
Transport (Rail Safety) Act 2010

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Valuers Registration Act 1992
Vegetation Management Act 1999
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936
Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009

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Wagering Act 1998
Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011
Water Act 2000
Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008
Weapons Act 1990
Wine Industry Act 1994
Work Health and Safety Act 2011
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
(previously the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000)

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The Acts are available on the Office of the Queensland Parlimentary Counsel website.

Last reviewed
15 June 2017
Last updated
15 June 2017

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