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Practice directions

Practice directions are guidelines for QCAT proceedings. The directions provide more information on specific issues and complement existing QCAT legislation and rules. All practice directions are approved by the QCAT President.

    2014

    Practice direction Date Download
    2014/2 06/05/2014 Service of QCAT proceedings in Australia outside Queensland (PDF, 124.6 KB)
    Effective 1 May 2014.
    2014/1 19/03/2014 Hearing Protocol (PDF, 58.2 KB)

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    2013

    Practice direction Date Download
    2013/10 27/11/2013 Change of name - Queensland Building and Construction Commission (PDF, 125.8 KB)
    2013/09 05/11/2013 Interest on decisions by default for certain minor civil disputes (PDF, 124.1 KB)
    Replaces Practice Direction No 5 of 2013
    2013/08 29/08/2013 Joinder of Parties (PDF, 122.8 KB)
    2013/07 02/07/2013 Arrangements for applications for orders to resolve other issues about trees (PDF, 143.2 KB)
    Updated 3 April 2014. Replaces Practice Direction No 5 of 2011
    2013/06 19/06/2013 Practice-Direction-6-of-2013-Identifying-Proceedings-Those-Appearing-and-Witnesses-to-QCAT-Matters.pdf (PDF, 125.8 KB)
    Replaced by Practice Direction 2014/1.
    2013/05 03/06/2013 Replaced by Practice Direction No 9 of 2013
    2013/04 10/05/2013 Reserved decisions and decisions on the papers (PDF, 121.9 KB)
    2013/03 06/05/2013 Hearings in administrative review proceedings (PDF, 132.7 KB)
    2013/02 19/03/2013 Allocating legal members to lists in QCAT (PDF, 133.3 KB)
    Replaces Practice Direction No 13 of 2010
    2013/01 04/03/2013 Notice to produce (PDF, 134.9 KB)

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    2012

    Practice direction Date Download
    2012/01 03/09/2012 Hybrid hearings (PDF, 137.5 KB)

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    2011

    Practice direction Date Download
    2011/06 06/01/2012 Access to documents in applications for review and referral matters (PDF, 133.9 KB)
    2011/05 15/07/2013 Replaced by Practice Direction No 7 of 2013
    2011/04 01/11/2011 Arrangements for the mediation and determination of minor civil disputes (PDF, 139.9 KB)
    2011/03 16/09/2011 Matters under Education (Queensland College of Teachers) Act 2005 (PDF, 134.1 KB)
    2011/02 18/07/2011 Electronic filing of applications and other documents in minor debt proceedings (PDF, 145.1 KB)
    Replaces Practice Direction No 1 of 2011. Updated 16 September 2014.
    2011/01 04/07/2013 Replaced by Practice Direction No 2 of 2011

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    2010

    Practice direction Date Download
    2010/13 05/07/2013 Replaced by Practice Direction No 2 of 2013
    2010/12 05/07/2013 Replaced by Practice Direction No 1 of 2011
    2010/11 05/07/2013 Replaced by Practice Direction No 12 of 2010
    2010/10 14/10/2010 Private audio-recording of proceedings (PDF, 121.8 KB)
    2010/09 08/09/2010 Directions for decisions by default - unliquidated damages (PDF, 127.1 KB)
    2010/08 23/06/2010 Directions relating to guardianship matters (PDF, 133.3 KB)
    Replaces Practice Direction No 10 of 2009
    2010/07 23/06/2010 Directions relating to undertakings as to damages (PDF, 123.3 KB)
    2010/06 21/04/2010 Compulsory conferences and mediations (PDF, 122.3 KB)
    Replaces Practice Direction No 2 of 2009
    2010/05 05/07/2013 Replaced by Practice Direction No 11 of 2010
    2010/04 09/04/2010 Proceeding by remote conferencing (PDF, 128.2 KB)
    Replaces Practice Direction No 7 of 2009
    2010/03 21/04/2010 Arrangements for building disputes - Under review
    2010/02 29/03/2010 Directions relating to the Legal Profession Act 2007 (PDF, 136.4 KB)
    2010/01 29/03/2010 Arrangements for hearing Minor Civil Disputes (Brisbane and South East Qld Circuit Centres) (PDF, 122.9 KB)

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    2009

    Practice direction Date Download
    2009/10 11/11/2009 Replaced by Practice Direction No 8 of 2010
    2009/09 25/11/2009 Replaced by Practice Direction No 5 of 2010
    2009/08 11/11/2009 Service of documents (PDF, 147.1 KB)
    Updated November 2013
    2009/07 11/11/2009 Replaced by Practice Direction No 4 of 2010
    2009/06 11/11/2009 Replaced by Practice Direction No 4 of 2011
    2009/05 11/11/2009 Replaced by Practice Direction No 5 of 2013
    2009/04 11/11/2009 Guide to expert conferences (PDF, 105.0 KB)
    2009/04 11/11/2009 Expert evidence (PDF, 139.8 KB)
    2009/03 11/11/2009 Consent orders (PDF, 120.1 KB)
    2009/02 11/11/2009 Replaced by Practice Direction No 6 of 2010
    2009/01 11/11/2009 Nomination of an agent to represent a group (PDF, 119.7 KB)

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    Guardianship and Administration Tribunal presidential directions

    Practice direction Date Download
    2007/03 08/10/2007 Interim Orders (section 129 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000) (PDF, 74.7 KB)
    Replaces Presidential Direction 2005/02
    2007/02 16/10/2009 Approval of management plans prepared by administrators appointed under section 245 of the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (PDF, 45.5 KB)
    Updated October 2009
    2007/01 16/10/2009 Accounts of administration provided by The Public Trustee of Queensland and trustee companies under the Trustee Companies Act 1968 (PDF, 36.6 KB)
    Updated October 2009
    2004/04 01/04/2004 Accounts of administration to the date of death of the adult (PDF, 28.9 KB)
    2004/03 13/01/2004 Advice to the Registrar of Titles if an appointment concerns land (PDF, 36.4 KB)
    2004/01 27/02/2008 Random review of the appointment of Trustee Companies (PDF, 31.5 KB)
    2003/02 14/11/2003 Procedure to be followed with respect to applications for sterilisation (PDF, 12.5 KB)
    2003/01 30/03/2003 Providing accounts of administration for private administrator/s (PDF, 35.0 KB)
    Updated July 2007

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    Last reviewed
    9 July 2013
    Last updated
    7 November 2013

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