1. Before you apply to QCAT
Use the below form to be joined to a proceeding or to join another party to a proceeding.
If you are seeking to add another party in a matter you can use this application to request permission from QCAT to join the party.
For example, you may be the respondent in a building dispute and believe another party not named in the application is also liable in the dispute. You can request QCAT to join the extra party as a second respondent in the matter.
Before applying you must ensure the request you are making is clear and concise. You must provide sufficient reasons and supporting material (if required) as to why the request should be made.
2. Complete and lodge this form
To make an application to be joined to a proceeding you can lodge the appropriate application form below. Carefully read the form instructions, answer each question and tick an appropriate box when prompted.
There is no prescribed fee to make this application.
3. How to lodge your application
When filing the application, you are required to file the application and supporting material along with three copies in one of the following ways:
MINOR CIVIL DISPUTES
For minor civil disputes including a residential tenancy, minor debt, consumer/trader or dividing fence dispute click here for lodgement details.
CHILD PROTECTION REVIEWS
For child protection reviews click here for lodgement details.
ALL OTHER CIVIL CASES
For all other civil cases click here for lodgement details.
4. Giving your application to the other parties
At the time of filing your application at QCAT, you should also immediately give a copy of the application to the other parties.
You must provide evidence to QCAT that you have given the other parties your application. For example, if you email the application to QCAT ensure you copy the other parties into the email so QCAT can identify you have served all parties.
If your matter relates to certain matter types you do not need to give a copy of the application to the other parties in those cases. QCAT will provide the other parties with a copy. The matters include those made under the following laws:
- Adoption of Children Act 1964
- Child Protection Act 1999
- Disability Services Act 2006, section 178(9)
- Education and Care Services Act 2013
- Education and Care Services National Law (Queensland)
- Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000
5. What happens next?
After you have submitted your application request, QCAT will seek the views of the other parties if required.
QCAT will then consider the application and decide whether to grant your request.
Once a decision has been made by QCAT, the registry will email or post you a copy of the directions or decision with the outcome.