Tribunal recruitment

Call for expressions of interest

QCAT Justice of the Peace (Legal) - various locations across Queensland

The Honourable Yvette D’Ath MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, seeks expressions of interest for the following:

  • Appointment as a legally qualified Justice of the Peace, on a sessional basis of QCAT, located at Brisbane, Ipswich, Maroochydore, Southport or Townsville.

Please note that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who are legally qualified or hold any other relevant qualifications are encouraged to apply.

QCAT is an independent statutory body established under the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (QCAT Act).

Justices of the Peace (Legal)

A person is eligible for appointment as a QCAT Justice of the Peace if they are a qualified Justice of the Peace or a Magistrates Court Justice of the Peace. To be eligible for appointment as a legally qualified QCAT Justice of the Peace, the person must be an Australian lawyer who is a Justice of the Peace. Justices of the Peace (Commissioner for Declarations) are not eligible to apply.

QCAT Justices of the Peace are responsible for hearing minor civil disputes with a value of $5,000 or less, excluding urgent tenancy disputes, in a panel made up of two qualified JPs, one of which must be legally qualified.

Please note: Non-legally qualified JPs are not being appointed as part of this process.

A comprehensive information pack, including information about QCAT’s jurisdictions, the purpose of the role, eligibility requirements, remuneration, and how to apply, is available here. The relevant application form can be found here.

All calls for expressions of interest for Justices of the Peace (Legal) positions must be received by QCAT by 5pm on Friday 4 October 2019.

Other information

For further information about these expressions of interest, please contact the Project Officer, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal on (07) 3564 7522 or email