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Fees and allowances

The following fees apply from 1 July 2016.

Quick guide to application fees

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

Administrative fees apply for non-parties accessing tribunal records or requesting a search of the register.

*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 $315.70–$2507* depending on matter type
Building disputes $0–$315.70
Children and young people $0
Consumer and trader disputes $24.60–$315.70 depending on amount claimed
Debt disputes $24.60–$315.70 depending on amount claimed
Dividing fence disputes $24.60–$315.70 depending on amount claimed
Guardianship for adults $0
Minor civil disputes $24.60–$315.70 depending on amount claimed
Occupational regulation $0–$315.70
Other civil disputes $0–$315.70
Reviews of administrative decisions* $0–$2507
Stays of administrative decisions during internal review by decision-maker $315.70
Residential tenancy $24.60–$315.70 depending on amount claimed
Retail shop leases* $0–$315.70
Reopenings Same as fee for original application type*
Tree disputes $315.70

*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 $631.40

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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 $631.40
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, section 289(2) Not applicable $315.70
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 132(1) Not applicable $315.70
Right to Information Act 2009, section 119(1) Not applicable $315.70

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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) $315.70 $631.40
Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, section 77(1) $315.70 $631.40
Queensland Building and Construction Commssion Act 1991, section 93 $0 $631.40

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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 $631.40
Child Protection (International Measures) Act 2003 $0 $631.40
Child Protection Act 1999 $0 $631.40
Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 $0 $631.40

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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 $631.40
Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 $0 $631.40
Powers of Attorney Act 1998 $0 $631.40

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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 $24.60 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $315.70
More than $500 but not more than $1,000 $63.20 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $315.70
More than $1,000 but not more than $10,000 $112.50 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $315.70
More than $10,000 $315.70 (not payable by State-related applicant*) $631.40

* 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 $631.40
Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, section 50(5), 97(1), 97(3), 111A(2) or 123(2)(b) $0 $631.40
Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982, section 52(1) $0 $631.40
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) $315.70 Not applicable
Plumbing and Drainage Act 2002, section 70A(2) $0 $631.40
Surveyors Act 2003, section 89(2)(b)(ii) $0 $631.40
Valuers Registration Act 1992, section 50(2)(a) $0 $631.40
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936, section 22(3) $0 $631.40

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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) $315.70 $631.40
Credit (Rural Finance) Act 1996 $0 $631.40
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, section 341(1), 350(1), 352(1) or 353(1) $0 $631.40
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 173(1) (filing certified agreement about privacy complaint) $315.70 $631.40
Integrated Resort Development Act 1987 $315.70 $631.40
Legal Profession Act 2007, section 328(1) $315.70 Not applicable
Local Government Act 2009, section 201A(2)(b) $0 Not applicable
Manufactured Homes (Residential Parks) Act 2003 $315.70 $631.40
Mixed Use Development Act 1993 $0 $631.40
Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011, section 62(1) $315.70 $631.40
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, section 85(1) or 90(2) $0 $631.40
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) $315.70 $631.40
Sanctuary Cove Resort Act 1985 $315.70 $631.40

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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 $315.70. 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 $315.70 $631.40
Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, section 55 (Application to lodge a notice of dispute) $315.70 Not applicable
Retail Shop Leases Act 1994, section 63 or 64 $0 $631.40

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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 $315.70 $631.40
Agents Financial Administration Act 2014, section 45, 103, 122(1) $315.70 $631.40
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Act 1966 $315.70 $631.40
Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Regulation 1998 $315.70 $631.40
Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, section 198A $315.70 $631.40
Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, section 188 $315.70 $631.40
Architects Act 2002, section 121(2) $315.70 $631.40
Associations Incorporation Act 1981, section 106K(2)(b) $0 $631.40
Associations Incorporation Act 1981, section 113 $315.70 $631.40
Biodiscovery Act 2004 $315.70 $631.40
Biosecurity Act 2014 $315.70 $631.40
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 2003 $315.70 $631.40
Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997, section 304 $315.70 $631.40
Building Act 1975, section 189(2) $315.70 $631.40
Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, section 97 $315.70 $631.40
Building Boost Grant Act 2011 $0 $631.40
Casino Control Act 1982, section 91A $315.70 Not applicable
Charitable and Non-Profit Gaming Act 1999, section 174(2), 174(4) or 174(5) $315.70 Not applicable
Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988 $315.70 $631.40
Civil Partnerships Act 2011, section 29 $315.70 $631.40
Classification of Computer Games and Images Act 1995 $315.70 $631.40
Classification of Films Act 1991 $315.70 $631.40
Classification of Publications Act 1991 $315.70 $631.40
Community Ambulance Cover Act 2003
(repealed, as applied by the Community Ambulance Cover Levy Repeal Act 2011, section 22)
$315.70 $631.40
Cooperatives Act 1997 $315.70 $631.40
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)
$315.70 (not payable by the Crime and Corruption Commission) $631.40
Debt Collectors (Field Agents and Collection Agents) Act 2014, section 117, 119(1) $315.70 $631.40
Disability Services Act 2006, section 108A(1) or 113(3)(a) $0 $631.40
Disability Services Act 2006, section 109(1) or 115(3) $315.70 $631.40
Disaster Management Act 2003 $315.70 $631.40
Drugs Misuse Act 1986 $315.70 $631.40
Duties Act 2001 $315.70 $631.40
Education (General Provisions) Act 2006, section 139, 394, 397 or 402(1) $315.70 $631.40
Education (Overseas Students) Act 1996 $315.70 $631.40
Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005, section 215 $315.70 $631.40
Education (Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority) Regulation 2014, part 5, division 3 $315.70 $631.40
Education and Care Services Act 2013 $315.70 $631.40
Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland) Act 2011 $315.70 $631.40
Electricity Act 1994, section 219(1) $315.70 $631.40
Electricity Regulation 2006, section 212(a) or (b) $315.70 $631.40
Environmental Offsets Act 2014, section 30 or 38 $315.70 $631.40
Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014, section 21 $315.70 $631.40
Exhibited Animals Act 2015 $315.70 $631.40
Explosives Act 1999, section 111 $315.70 $631.40
Financial Intermediaries Act 1996 $315.70 $631.40
Fire and Emergency Services Act 1990 $315.70 $631.40
First Home Owner Grant Act 2000 $315.70 $631.40
Fisheries Act 1994 $315.70 $631.40
Food Act 2006, section 241 $315.70 $631.40
Food Production (Safety) Act 2000 $315.70 $631.40
Funeral Benefit Business Act 1982, section 61(6) or 65(9) $315.70 $631.40
Further Education and Training Act 2014 $315.70 $631.40
Gaming Machine Act 1991, section 29 $315.70 Not applicable
Gas Supply Act 2003 $315.70 $631.40
Gold Coast Waterways Authority Act 2012 $0 $631.40
Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009 $315.70 $631.40
Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 $315.70 $631.40
Health Ombudsman Act 2013, section 94(1)(a) or (c ) or (2)(b) $315.70 $631.40
Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (Queensland), section 199 $315.70 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) $315.70 Not applicable
Heavy Vehicle National Law (Queensland) $315.70 $631.40
Information Privacy Act 2009, section 133(1) $315.70 $631.40
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Act 1998, section 249, 250, 251, 252, 253(1) or 253(2) $315.70 Not applicable
Interactive Gambling (Player Protection) Regulation 1998 $315.70 Not applicable
Introduction Agents Act 2001 $315.70 $631.40
Keno Act 1996, section 228, 229, 230, 231, 232 or 233 $315.70 Not applicable
Land Valuation Act 2010, section 179 $0 $631.40
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) $315.70 Not applicable
Legal Profession Act 2007, section 469(1) $315.70 (not payable by Legal Services Commissioner) Not applicable
Liquid Fuel Supply Act 1984 $315.70 $631.40
Liquor Act 1992, section 30(1) *Includes applications under Wine Industry Act 1994 $315.70 Not applicable
Local Government Regulation 2012, section 158 $315.70 $631.40
Lotteries Act 1997 $315.70 Not applicable
Marine Parks Act 2004, section 121 $315.70 $631.40
Marine Parks Regulation 2006, section 151 $315.70 $631.40
Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 $315.70 $631.40
Motor Dealers and Chattel Auctioneers Act 2014, section 196, 198(1) $315.70 $631.40
National Injury Insurance Scheme (Queensland) Act 2016, section 127(1) $315.70 $631.40
Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006, section 103 $315.70 $631.40
Pest Management Act 2001, section 108 $315.70 $631.40
Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 $315.70 $631.40
Pharmacy Business Ownership Act 2001 $315.70 $631.40
Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000, section 602P $315.70 $631.40
Private Health Facilities Act 1999, section 131 $315.70 $631.40
Professional Engineers Act 2002, section 122(2) $315.70 $631.40
Property Occupations Act 2014, section 176, 178(1) $315.70 $631.40
Prostitution Act 1999, section 64A or 64B $2507 $2507
Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003, section 124 $315.70 $631.40
Public Health Act 2005 $315.70 $631.40
Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991, section 87 $315.70 $631.40
Queensland Heritage Act 1992 $315.70 $631.40
Racing Act 2002, section 120, 150 (repealed, as applied by the Racing Act 2002, section 490), 152A (repealed, as applied by the Racing Act) $315.70 $631.40
Racing Integrity Act 2016, section 246 $315.70 $631.40
Radiation Safety Act 1999, section 188 $315.70 $631.40
Recreation Areas Management Act 2006, section 210 $315.70 $631.40
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, section 159 $315.70 $631.40
Retirement Villages Act 1999, section 29(1) or (3) $315.70 $631.40
Right to Information Act 2009, section 120 $0 $631.40
Right to Information Act 2009, section 121 $315.70 $631.40
Safety in Recreational Water Activities Act 2011 $0 $631.40
Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 2003 $315.70 $631.40
Security Providers Act 1993 $315.70 $631.40
South Bank Corporation Act 1989 $315.70 $631.40
South-East Queensland Water (Distribution and Retail Restructuring) Act 2009 $0 $631.40
Stock Route Management Act 2002 $315.70 $631.40
Surveyors Act 2003, section 163(1) or (2) $315.70 $631.40
Tattoo Parlours Act 2013, section 56(1) $315.70 $631.40
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
$315.70 $631.40
Tourism Services Act 2003, section 85 $315.70 $631.40
Tow Truck Act 1973 $315.70 $631.40
Transport (Rail Safety) Act 2010 $315.70 $631.40
Transport Infrastructure (Dangerous Goods by Rail) Regulation 2008 $315.70 $631.40
Transport Infrastructure Act 1994
As also applied by:
  • Transport Infrastructure (Public Marine Facilities) Regulation 2011, section 45
  • Transport Infrastructure (Waterways Management) Regulation 2012
$315.70 $631.40
Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 $315.70 $631.40
Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 $315.70 $631.40
Transport Operations (Passenger Transport) Act 1994 $315.70 $631.40
Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 $315.70 $631.40
Valuers Registration Act 1992, section 61(1) $315.70 $631.40
Vegetation Management Act 1999 $315.70 $631.40
Veterinary Surgeons Act 1936, section 22H $315.70 $631.40
Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009, section 116(7), 125(2) or 190(7) $315.70 $631.40
Wagering Act 1998, section 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296 or 297 $315.70 Not applicable
Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011, section 180 $0 $631.40
Water Act 2000, section 877(1)(a) or (c) $315.70 $631.40
Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, section 517(4) $315.70 $631.40
Weapons Act 1990 $315.70 $631.40
Work Health and Safety Act 2011 $0 $631.40
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 $0 $631.40

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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
Animal Care and Protection Act 2001, section 196(2) $315.70 $631.40
Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008, section 184(2) $315.70 $631.40
Associations Incorporation Act 1981, section 111(1) $315.70 $631.40
Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004, section 96(1) $315.70 $631.40
Electricity Act 1994, section 216(1) $315.70 $631.40
Electricity Regulation 2006, section 210(1) $315.70 $631.40
Explosives Act 1999, section 110(1) $315.70 $631.40
Food Act 2006, section 240(1) $315.70 $631.40
Land Valuation Act 2010, section 178 $0 $631.40
Marine Parks Act 2004, section 120(1) $315.70 $631.40
Marine Parks Regulation 2006, section 150(1) $315.70 $631.40
Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2006, section 102(1) $315.70 $631.40
Pest Management Act 2001, section 107(1) $315.70 $631.40
Private Health Facilities Act 1999, section 130(1) $315.70 $631.40
Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003, section 123(1) $315.70 $631.40
Radiation Safety Act 1999, section 187(1) $315.70 $631.40
Recreation Areas Management Act 2006, section 209(1) $315.70 $631.40
Residential Services (Accreditation) Act 2002, section 157(4) $315.70 $631.40
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)
$315.70 $631.40
Waste Reduction and Recycling Act 2011, section 177 $0 $631.40
Water Act 2000, section 865(1)(a) $315.70 $631.40
Water Supply (Safety and Reliability) Act 2008, section 516(2)(b) $315.70 $631.40
Environmental Offsets Regulation 2014, section 20(1) $315.70 $631.40

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Paying your fee

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Last reviewed
29 July 2016
Last updated
9 August 2016

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