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Fees and allowances

Please note that from 1 July 2014 some QCAT fees and allowances have changed.

Fees may be waived in cases of 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).

If you are lodging an application or form by mail and you are required to pay a fee, please enclose a cheque or money order made payable to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General or a completed credit card payment authorisation (PDF, 183.8 KB).

The credit card payment authorisation form will only be accepted by post or facsimile. This form MUST NOT be sent via email and will not be accepted via email.

Cash payments will only be accepted when an application or form is lodged in person.


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 $589.10

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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 $589.10
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, section 289(2) Not applicable $294.60
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 132(1) Not applicable $294.60
Right to Information Act 2009, section 119(1) Not applicable $294.60

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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) $295 $590
Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, section 77(1) $295 $590
Queensland Building and Construction Commssion Act 1991, section 93 $0 $589.10

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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 $589.10
Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003 $0 $589.10
Child Protection Act 1999 $0 $589.10
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 $0 $589.10

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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 123ZK(9) $0 $589.10
Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 $0 $589.10
Powers of Attorney Act 1998 $0 $589.10

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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 $23.00 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $294.60
More than $500 but not more than $1,000 $58.90 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $294.60
More than $1,000 but not more than $10,000 $105.00 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $294.60
More than $10,000 $294.60 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $589.10

* 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 $589.10
Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, section 50(5), 97(1), 97(3), 111A(2) or 123(2)(b) $0 $589.10
Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982, section 52(1) $0 $589.10
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) $295 Not applicable
Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, section 70A(2) $0 $589.10
Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000, section 500B(1) or 527(2) $0 $589.10
Surveyors Act 2003, section 89(2)(b)(ii) $0 $589.10
Valuers Registration Act 1992, section 50(2)(a) $0 $589.10
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936, section 22(3) $0 $589.10

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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) or 389(4) $295 $590
Credit (Rural Finance) Act 1996 $0 $589.10
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, section 341(1), 350(1), 352(1) or 353(1) $0 $589.10
Exotic Diseases in Animals Act 1981, section 33(1)(c) $295 (not payable by the Minister) $590
Exotic Diseases in Animals Act 1981, section 34(1)(b) $295 $590
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 131(1) or 173(1) (filing certified agreement about privacy complaint) $295 $589.10
Integrated Resort Development Act 1987 $295 $590
Legal Profession Act 2007, section 328(1) $295 Not applicable
Liquor Regulation 2002 $295 $590
Local Government Act 2009, section 201A(2)(b) $0 Not applicable
Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 $295 $590
Mixed Use Development Act 1993 $0 $589.10
Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011, section 62(1) $295 $590
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, section 85(1) or 90(2) $0 $589.10
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) $295 $590
Sanctuary Cove Resort Act 1985 $295 $590

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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 $294.60. 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 123ZK(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 $295 $590
Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, section 55 (Application to lodge a notice of dispute) $295 Not applicable
Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, section 63 or 64 $0 $589.10

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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 $295 $590
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966 $295 $590
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Regulation 1998 $295 $590
Agricultural Standards Act 1994, section 51 $295 $590
Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, section 198A $295 $590
Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, section 188 $295 $590
Apiaries Regulation 1998 $295 $590
Architects Act 2002, section 121(2) $295 $590
Associations Incorporation Act 1981, section 106K(2)(b) $0 $589.10
Associations Incorporation Act 1981, section 113 $295 $590
Biodiscovery Act 2004 $295 $590
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 $295 $590
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, section 304 $295 $590
Building Act 1975, section 189(2) or 205(2) $295 $590
Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, section 97 $295 $590
Building Boost Grant Act 2011 $0 $589.10
Building Regulation 2006, section 16N(2) $0 $589.10
Casino Control Act 1982, section 91A(1) $0 Not applicable
Casino Control Act 1982, section 91A(2) $295 Not applicable
Casino Control Act 1982, section 91A(3) $295 Not applicable
Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999, section 174(2) or 174(5) $295 Not applicable
Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999, section 174(4) $295 $590
Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988 $295 $590
Child Care Act 2002 $295 $590
Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995 $295 $590
Classification of Films Act 1991 $295 $590
Classification of Publications Act 1991 $295 $590
Community Ambulance Cover Act 2003 $295 $590
Cooperatives Act 1997 $295 $590
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)
$295 (not payable by the Crime and Corruption Commission) $590
Disability Services Act 2006, section 109(1) or 115(3) $295 $590
Disaster Management Act 2003 $295 $590
Drugs Misuse Act 1986 $295 $590
Duties Act 2001 $295 $590
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, section 139, 394, 397 or 402(1) $295 $590
Education (Overseas Students) Act 1996 $295 $590
Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, section 215 $295 $590
Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Regulation 2014 $295 $590
Education and Care Services Act 2013 $295 $590
Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011 $295 $590
Electricity Act 1994, section 219(1) $295 $590
Electricity Regulation 2006, section 212(a) or (b) $295 $590
Environmental Offsets Act 2014, section 30 or 38 $295 $590
Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014, section 21 $295
Explosives Act 1999, section 111 $295 $590
Financial Intermediaries Act 1996 $295 $590
Fire and Rescue Service Act 1990 $295 $590
First Home Owner Grant Act 2000 $295 $590
Fisheries Act 1994 $295 $590
Food Act 2006, section 241 $295 $590
Food Production (Safety) Act 2000 $295 $590
Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982, section 61(6) or 65(9) $295 $590
Further Education and Training Act 2014 $295 $590
Gaming Machine Act 1991, section 29(1), (2), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10) or (11) $295 $590
Gaming Machine Act 1991, section 29(3), (4) or (5) $295 Not applicable
Gas Supply Act 2003 $295 $590
Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 $0 $589.10
Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009 $295 $590
Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 $295 $590
Health Ombudsman Act 2013, section 94(1)(a) or (c ) or (2)(b) $295 $590
Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Queensland), section 199 $295 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 Ombusman Act 2013, section 315) $295 Not applicable
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 132 $0 $294.60
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 133(1) $295 $590
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998, section 249, 250, 251, 252, or 253(1) $295 Not applicable
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998, section 253(2) $295 $590
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Regulation 1998 $295 $590
Introduction Agents Act 2001 $295 $590
Keno Act 1996, section 228, 229, 230, 231, 232 or 233(1) $295 Not applicable
Keno Act 1996, section 233(2) $295 Not applicable
Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 $295 $590
Land Valuation Act 2010, section 179 $0 $589.10
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) $295 Not applicable
Legal Profession Act 2007, section 469(1) $295 (not payable by Legal Services Commissioner) Not applicable
Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984 $295 $590
Liquor Act 1992, section 30(1) $295 Not applicable
Local Government (Finance, Plans and Reporting) Regulation 2010 $0 $589.10
Local Government (Operations) Regulation 2010 $0 $589.10
Local Government Act 1993, section 942 or 999 $295 $590
Lotteries Act 1997 $295 Not applicable
Marine Parks Act 2004, section 121 $295 $590
Marine Parks Regulation 2006, section 151 $295 $590
Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 $295 $590
Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006, section 103 $295 $590
Pest Management Act 2001, section 108 $295 $590
Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 $295 $590
Pharmacy Business Ownership Act 2001 $295 $590
Plant Protection Act 1989 $295 $590
Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, section 129(2) $295 $590
Private Health Facilities Act 1999, section 131 $295 $590
Professional Engineers Act 2002, section 122(2) $295 $590
Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000, section 483 $295 $590
Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000, section 501 $295 $590
Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000, section 511(1) $295 $590
Prostitution Act 1999, section 64A or 64B $2340 $2340
Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003, section 124 $295 $590
Public Health Act 2005 $295 $590
Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, section 87 $295 $590
Queensland Heritage Act 1992 $295 $590
Racing Act 2002, section 150(1) or (2) or 242(2) $295 $590
Radiation Safety Act 1999, section 188 $295 $590
Recreation Areas Management Act 2006, section 210 $295 $590
Relationships Act 2011, section 29 $295 $590
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, section 159 $295 $590
Retirement Villages Act 1999, section 29(1) or (3) $295 $590
Right to Information Act 2009, section 119 $0 $294.60
Right to Information Act 2009, section 121 $295 $590
Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 $0 $589.10
Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003 $295 $590
Security Providers Act 1993 $295 $590
South Bank Corporation Act 1989 $295 $590
South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 $0 $589.10
Stock Act 1915 $295 $590
Surveyors Act 2003, section 163(1) or (2) $295 $590
Tattoo Parlours Act 2013, section 163 (1) or (2) $295 $590
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
$295 $590
Tourism Services Act 2003, section 85 $295 $590
Tow Truck Act 1973 $295 $590
Trade Measurement Act 1990 $295 $590
Transport (Rail Safety) Act 2010 $295 $590
Transport Infrastructure (Dangerous Goods by Rail) Regulation 2008 $295 $590
Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 $295 $590
Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 $295 $590
Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 $295 $590
Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 $295 $590
Travel Agents Act 1988 $295 $590
Valuers Registration Act 1992, section 61(1) $295 $590
Vegetation Management Act 1999 $295 $590
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936, section 22H $295 $590
Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009, section 116(7), 125(2) or 190(7) $295 $590
Vocational Education, Training and Employment Act 2000 $295 $590
Wagering Act 1998, section 291, 292, 293, 294, 295 or 296 $295 Not applicable
Wagering Act 1998, section 297 $295 Not applicable
Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011, section 180 $0 $589.10
Water Act 2000, section 877(1)(a) or (c) $295 $590
Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, section 517(1)(b) $295 $590
Weapons Act 1990 $295 $590
Wine Industry Act 1994 $0 $589.10
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 $0 $589.10
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 $0 $589.10

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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) $295 $590
Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, section 196(2) $295 $590
Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, section 184(2) $295 $590
Associations Incorporation Act 1981, section 111(1) $295 $590
Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, section 96(1) $295 $590
Community Services Act 2007, section 95(3) $295 $590
Disability Services Act 2006, section 210(4) $295 $590
Electricity Act 1994, section 216(1) $295 $590
Electricity Regulation 2006, section 210(1) $295 $590
Explosives Act 1999, section 110(1) $295 $590
Food Act 2006, section 240(1) $295 $590
Land Valuation Act 2010, section 178 $0 $589.10
Marine Parks Act 2004, section 120(1) $295 $590
Marine Parks Regulation 2006, section 150(1) $295 $590
Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006, section 102(1) $295 $590
Pest Management Act 2001, section 107(1) $295 $590
Private Health Facilities Act 1999, section 130(1) $295 $590
Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003, section 123(1) $295 $590
Radiation Safety Act 1999, section 187(1) $295 $590
Recreation Areas Management Act 2006, section 209(1) $295 $590
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, section 157(4) $295 $590
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)
$295 $590
Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011, section 177 $0 $589.10
Water Act 2000, section 865(1)(a) $295 $590
Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, section 516(2)(b) $295 $590

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Last updated
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