QCAT and the courts

There will be occasions where the interests of justice mean that a matter started in QCAT should be transferred to a court.

This may be decided because the subject matter would be more appropriately dealt with by a court or QCAT does not have the appropriate authority to complete the proceedings related to the matter.

QCAT is able to transfer the proceedings to the relevant court either by application by the parties or on its own initative. The courts are also able to transfer an appropriate matter to QCAT.