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Fees and allowances

The following fees apply from 1 July 2015.

Quick guide to application fees

Please see All matters by type and legislation for detailed fee and appeal fee information. For information about how to pay fees, visit Lodging your application.

*Fees in this table are indicative only. Some matters may incur a different fee. Please check your specific matter type below.

Matter type Application fee
Administration for adults $0
Anti-discrimination $0
Appeals $305–$2422* depending on matter type
Building disputes $0–$305
Children and young people $0
Consumer and trader disputes $23.80–$305 depending on amount claimed
Debt disputes $23.80–$305 depending on amount claimed
Dividing fence disputes $23.80–$305 depending on amount claimed
Guardianship for adults $0
Minor civil disputes $23.80–$305 depending on amount claimed
Occupational regulation $0–$305
Other civil disputes $0–$305
Reviews of administrative decisions* $0–$2422
Stays of administrative decisions during internal review by decision-maker $305
Residential tenancy $23.80–$305 depending on amount claimed
Retail shop leases* $0–$305
Reopenings Same as fee for original application type*
Tree disputes $305

*Fees in this table are indicative only. Some matters under this category may incur a different fee. Please check your specific matter type below.

Financial hardship

Generally, each party must pay a fee to use QCAT. If you have difficulty in paying the application or appeal fee, you may apply to QCAT for the fee to be waived. An application will only be approved in special circumstances.

Complete and lodge Form 49 - Application for waiver of fees by reason of financial hardship (PDF, 299.4 KB) .

All matters by type and legislation

Anti-discrimination matters

Find out more about anti-discrimination matters.

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 $0 $610

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Appeals to QCAT’s internal Appeal Tribunal

Find out more about appeals.

If you need to apply to QCAT for permission to appeal a QCAT decision, your application must be accompanied by the relevant appeal fee. If your application for permission to appeal is refused, half of the appeal fee will be refunded to you.

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
An appeal against any other tribunal decision not already listed on this page Not applicable $610
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, section 289(2) Not applicable $305
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 132(1) Not applicable $305
Right to Information Act 2009, section 119(1) Not applicable $305

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Building disputes

Find out more about building disputes.

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Domestic Building Contracts Act 2000, section 18(6)(b), 55(4), 60(3) or 84(2)(b) or (3)(b) $305
Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, section 77(1) $305
Queensland Building and Construction Commssion Act 1991, section 93 $0 $610

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Children and young people matters

Find out more about children and young people matters.

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Adoption Act 2009 $0 $610
Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003 $0 $610
Child Protection Act 1999 $0 $610
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 $0 $610

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Guardianship and administration for adult matters

Find out more about guardianship and administration for adults.

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Disability Services Act 2006, section 178 (9) $0 $610
Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 $0 $610
Powers of Attorney Act 1998 $0 $610

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Minor civil disputes

Minor civil disputes include:

  • claims to recover a debt or liquidated demand of money
  • claims arising out of a consumer-trader or trader-trader contract
  • claims for damages to property in relation to a vehicle
  • claims for repair of a defect in a motor vehicle
  • residential tenancy disputes
  • dividing fence or pool barrier disputes.
Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Not more than $500, or no amount claimed $23.80 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $305
More than $500 but not more than $1,000 $61.00 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $305
More than $1,000 but not more than $10,000 $108.70 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $305
More than $10,000 $305 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $610

* State-related applicant means (a) the Sovereign; or (b) the State or a person acting for the State; or (c) an entity whose expenditure is payable, in whole or in part, out of the consolidated fund or a person acting for the entity.

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Occupational regulation matters

Find out more about occupational regulation matters.

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Building Act 1975, section 208(1) $0 $610
Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, section 50(5), 97(1), 97(3), 111A(2) or 123(2)(b) $0 $610
Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982, section 52(1) $0 $610
Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Queensland), section 193 $0 Not applicable
Health Practitioners (Professional Standards) Act 1999, section 126(1)(b) $0 Not applicable
Legal Profession Act 2007, section 32(3)(b), 63(9)(a), 197(8)(a), or 452 $0 Not applicable
Legal Profession Act 2007, section 62(3)(a) or 189(3)(a) $305 Not applicable
Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, section 70A(2) $0 $610
Surveyors Act 2003, section 89(2)(b)(ii) $0 $610
Valuers Registration Act 1992, section 50(2)(a) $0 $610
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936, section 22(3) $0 $610

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Other civil disputes

Find out more about other civil disputes.

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, section 47AA(3)(b), 47B(3)(b), 48(1)(b), 133(2)(b), 149A(b), 149B(2)(b), 178(2)(b), 385(8)(b), 387(6)(b), 389(4), 405 (2)(b), 412 (2)(b) or 414 (3) $305
Credit (Rural Finance) Act 1996 $0 $610
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, section 341(1), 350(1), 352(1) or 353(1) $0 $610
Exotic Diseases in Animals Act 1981, section 33(1)(c) $305 (not payable by the Minister)
Exotic Diseases in Animals Act 1981, section 34(1)(b) $305
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 173(1) (filing certified agreement about privacy complaint) $305 $610
Integrated Resort Development Act 1987 $305
Legal Profession Act 2007, section 328(1) $305 Not applicable
Local Government Act 2009, section 201A(2)(b) $0 Not applicable
Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 $305
Mixed Use Development Act 1993 $0 $610
Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011, section 62(1) $305
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, section 85(1) or 90(2) $0 $610
Retirement Villages Act 1999, section 157 (an application to the Principal Registrar to have a retirement village dispute referred to mediation), 167, 169(2), 170(2) or 171(2) $305
Sanctuary Cove Resort Act 1985 $305

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Reopenings

The fee to apply for a QCAT proceeding to be reopened is the same amount as the current fee payable for the original application or referral that started the proceeding.

In cases where there is no fee payable for the original application or referral, the fee to reopen the proceeding is generally $305. However, no fee is payable to reopen a proceeding started under the following Acts or provision of an Act:

  • Adoption Act 2009
  • Anti-Discrimination Act 1991
  • Child Protection Act 1999
  • Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
  • Disability Services Act 2006, section 178(9)
  • Guardianship and Administration Act 2000
  • Powers of Attorney Act 1998.

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Retail shop lease disputes

Find out more about retail shop lease disputes.

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, section 22E $305
Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, section 55 (Application to lodge a notice of dispute) $305 Not applicable
Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, section 63 or 64 $0 $610

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Reviews of administrative decisions

Find out more about reviews of administrative decisions.

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Adult Proof of Age Card 2008 $305
Agents Financial Administration Act 2014, section 45, 103, 122(1) $305
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966 $305
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Regulation 1998 $305
Agricultural Standards Act 1994, section 51 $305
Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, section 198A $305
Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, section 188 $305
Apiaries Regulation 1998 $305
Architects Act 2002, section 121(2) $305
Associations Incorporation Act 1981, section 106K(2)(b) $0 $610
Associations Incorporation Act 1981, section 113 $305
Biodiscovery Act 2004 $305
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 $305
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, section 304 $305
Building Act 1975, section 189(2) or 205(2) $305
Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, section 97 $305
Building Boost Grant Act 2011 $0 $610
Building Regulation 2006, section 16N(2) $0 $610
Casino Control Act 1982, section 91A(1) $305 Not applicable
Casino Control Act 1982, section 91A(2) $305 Not applicable
Casino Control Act 1982, section 91A(3) $305 Not applicable
Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999, section 174(2) or 174(5) $305 Not applicable
Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999, section 174(4) $305
Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988 $305
Civil Partnerships Act 2011 $305
Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995 $305
Classification of Films Act 1991 $305
Classification of Publications Act 1991 $305
Community Ambulance Cover Act 2003 $305
Cooperatives Act 1997 $305
Crime and Corruption Act 2001, section 219G(1)
(including reviews of decisions or findings under the Police Service Administration Act 1990, section 7.4(2A), 7A.4 or 7A.5)
$305 (not payable by the Crime and Corruption Commission)
Debt Collectors (Field Agents and Collection Agents) Act 2014, section 117, 119(1) $305
Disability Services Act 2006, section 108A(1) or 113(3)(a) $0 $610
Disability Services Act 2006, section 109(1) or 115(3) $305
Disaster Management Act 2003 $305
Drugs Misuse Act 1986 $305
Duties Act 2001 $305
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, section 139, 394, 397 or 402(1) $305
Education (Overseas Students) Act 1996 $305
Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, section 215 $305
Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Regulation 2014 $305
Education and Care Services Act 2013 $305
Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011 $305
Electricity Act 1994, section 219(1) $305
Electricity Regulation 2006, section 212(a) or (b) $305
Environmental Offsets Act 2014, section 30 or 38 $305
Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014, section 21 $305
Explosives Act 1999, section 111 $305
Financial Intermediaries Act 1996 $305
Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 $305
First Home Owner Grant Act 2000 $305
Fisheries Act 1994 $305
Food Act 2006, section 241 $305
Food Production (Safety) Act 2000 $305
Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982, section 61(6) or 65(9) $305
Further Education and Training Act 2014 $305
Gaming Machine Act 1991, section 29(1), (2), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10) or (11) $305
Gaming Machine Act 1991, section 29(3), (4) or (5) $305 Not applicable
Gas Supply Act 2003 $305
Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 $0 $610
Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009 $305
Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 $305
Health Ombudsman Act 2013, section 94(1)(a) or (c ) or (2)(b) $305
Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Queensland), section 199 $305 Not applicable
Health Practitioners (Disciplinary Proceedings) Act 1999, section 326(b) $0 Not applicable
Health Practitioners (Disciplinary Proceedings) Act 1999, section 398F (repealed, as applied by the Health Ombudsman Act 2013, section 315) $305 Not applicable
Heavy Vehicle National Law (Queensland) $305
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 133(1) $305
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998, section 249, 250, 251, 252, or 253(1) $305 Not applicable
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998, section 253(2) $305
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Regulation 1998 $305
Introduction Agents Act 2001 $305
Keno Act 1996, section 228, 229, 230, 231, 232 or 233(1) $305 Not applicable
Keno Act 1996, section 233(2) $305 Not applicable
Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 $305
Land Valuation Act 2010, section 179 $0 $610
Legal Profession Act 2007, section 26(4)(b), 51(9), 54(2)(b), 54(4)(b), 61(3)(b), 69(3)(b), 70(3), 76(3)(b), 87(5), 183(4)(b), 185(7)(b), 188(3)(b), 194(3)(b), 195(3)(b), 208(4)(b), 278(6), 375(1)(c), 392(1), 393(1) $305 Not applicable
Legal Profession Act 2007, section 469(1) $305 (not payable by Legal Services Commissioner) Not applicable
Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984 $305
Liquor Act 1992, section 30(1) *Includes applications under Wine Industry Act 1994 $305 Not applicable
Local Government Act 1993, section 942 or 999 $305
Lotteries Act 1997 $305 Not applicable
Marine Parks Act 2004, section 121 $305
Marine Parks Regulation 2006, section 151 $305
Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 $305
Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014, section 196, 198(1) $305
Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006, section 103 $305
Pest Management Act 2001, section 108 $305
Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 $305
Pharmacy Business Ownership Act 2001 $305
Plant Protection Act 1989 $305
Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, section 129(2) $305
Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, section 602P $305
Private Health Facilities Act 1999, section 131 $305
Professional Engineers Act 2002, section 122(2) $305
Property Occupations Act 2014, section 176, 178(1) $305
Prostitution Act 1999, section 64A or 64B $2422 $2422
Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003, section 124 $305
Public Health Act 2005 $305
Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, section 87 $305
Queensland Heritage Act 1992 $305
Racing Act 2002, section 150(1) or (2) or 242(2) $305
Radiation Safety Act 1999, section 188 $305
Recreation Areas Management Act 2006, section 210 $305
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, section 159 $305
Retirement Villages Act 1999, section 29(1) or (3) $305
Right to Information Act 2009, section 120 $0 $305
Right to Information Act 2009, section 121 $305
Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 $0 $610
Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003 $305
Security Providers Act 1993 $305
South Bank Corporation Act 1989 $305
South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 $0 $610
Stock Act 1915 $305
Surveyors Act 2003, section 163(1) or (2) $305
Tattoo Parlours Act 2013, section 163 (1) or (2) $305
Taxation Administration Act 2001
Also applies to review of commissioner’s decision about taxpayer’s objection to an assessment under the following Acts:
  • Duties Act 2001
  • Payroll Tax Act 1971
  • Land Tax Act 2010
$305
Tourism Services Act 2003, section 85 $305
Tow Truck Act 1973 $305
Trade Measurement Act 1990 $305
Transport (Rail Safety) Act 2010 $305
Transport Infrastructure (Dangerous Goods by Rail) Regulation 2008 $305
Transport Infrastructure Act 1994
As also applied by:
  • Transport Infrastructure (Public Marine Facilities) Regulation 2011, section 45
  • Transport Infrastructure (Waterways Management) Regulation 2012
$305
Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 $305
Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 $305
Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 $305
Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 $305
Travel Agents Act 1988 $305
Valuers Registration Act 1992, section 61(1) $305
Vegetation Management Act 1999 $305
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936, section 22H $305
Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009, section 116(7), 125(2) or 190(7) $305
Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000 $305
Wagering Act 1998, section 291, 292, 293, 294, 295 or 296 $305 Not applicable
Wagering Act 1998, section 297 $305 Not applicable
Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011, section 180 $0 $610
Water Act 2000, section 877(1)(a) or (c) $305
Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, section 517(1)(b) $305
Weapons Act 1990 $305
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 $0 $610
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 $0 $610

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Stays of administrative decisions during internal review by decision-maker

Applications or referrals under: Application fee Leave to appeal / Appeal fee
Agricultural Standards Act 1994, section 50(1) $305
Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, section 196(2) $305
Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, section 184(2) $305
Associations Incorporation Act 1981, section 111(1) $305
Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, section 96(1) $305
Community Services Act 2007, section 95(3) $305 $610
Electricity Act 1994, section 216(1) $305
Electricity Regulation 2006, section 210(1) $305
Explosives Act 1999, section 110(1) $305
Food Act 2006, section 240(1) $305
Land Valuation Act 2010, section 178 $0 $610
Marine Parks Act 2004, section 120(1) $305
Marine Parks Regulation 2006, section 150(1) $305
Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006, section 102(1) $305
Pest Management Act 2001, section 107(1) $305
Private Health Facilities Act 1999, section 130(1) $305
Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003, section 123(1) $305
Radiation Safety Act 1999, section 187(1) $305
Recreation Areas Management Act 2006, section 209(1) $305
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, section 157(4) $305
Transport Planning and Coordination Act 1994, section 32(1)
As also applied by:
  • Adult Proof of Age Card Act 2008, section 39(3)
  • Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012, section 34(2)
  • Tow Truck Act 1973, section 28(3)
  • Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, section 289G(2) or 485(3)
  • Transport Infrastructure (Dangerous Goods by Rail) Regulation 2008, section 177(3)
  • Transport Infrastructure (Public Marine Facilities) Regulation 2011, section 45 (as applied by Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, section 485)
  • Transport Infrastructure (Waterways Management) Regulation 2012, section 29 (as applied by Transport Infrastructure Act 1994, section 485)
  • Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995, section 117M(4)
  • Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994, section 203B(2)
  • Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994, section 102(3)
  • Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995, section 65(3)
  • Transport Operations (Road Use Management–Fatigue Management) Regulation 2008, section 185(3)
  • Transport (Rail Safety) Act 2010, section 259(3)
$305
Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011, section 177 $0 $610
Water Act 2000, section 865(1)(a) $305
Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, section 516(2)(b) $305

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Last reviewed
19 May 2016
Last updated
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