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When using QCAT forms, please read the information about your matter type including the application process before selecting a form and making an application.

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Some of QCAT's matters involve fees. Please see all matters by type and legislation below for detailed fee and appeal fee information.

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For information about how to pay fees, visit lodging your application.

Our daily proceeding list contains parties’ names (unless they are withheld), case numbers, proceeding types, times and locations.

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Some jurisdictions have application checklists available to help you check you have all the information you need to make your application.

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When you file a document or application at QCAT you are also required to ‘serve’ documents to a person or business (such as a copy of an application you have made about them).

When an application is filed, QCAT will return copies of your application and/or documents stamped with the QCAT seal (official stamp). You must then deliver (serve) a copy of the stamped documents to the other person or business.

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How can I find out about a matter (case) at QCAT?

Requests may be made to search or view QCAT’s:

  • register of proceedings (list of cases before QCAT)
  • record of proceedings (QCAT case files).

If you are not directly involved in the case (a non-party), a fee will apply.

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QCAT staff cannot provide legal advice (see right hand side bar for more information).

All parties involved in a matter before QCAT must represent themselves. Whether you are represented or not you can still seek legal advice about your rights.

In some cases, a party is automatically able to be represented. QCAT will always agree to representation:

  • for a child or a person with impaired capacity, or
  • if the matter relates to disciplinary proceedings including a review of a disciplinary decision
  • if the enabling Act related to the matter allows it.

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All QCAT decisions are listed on the website of the Supreme Court Library Queensland.

Your feedback is welcomed and valuable. Whether you are making a suggestion, give a compliment or making a complaint, your feedback is key to improving our services.

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