1. Before you respond

To respond to a motor vehicle dispute application and/or make a counter application please use the below form. Carefully read the form instructions, answer each question and tick an appropriate box when prompted.

When you complete the response form, do the following:

  • provide the reasons you are disputing the allegations made by the applicant
  • use numbered paragraphs which are cross-referenced to the paragraphs in the applicant’s application
  • include a clear outline of the history and nature of the dispute

If making a counter application:

  • set out the facts you rely on to support the counter application
  • annexed (indexed and numbered) copies of all documents to support your counter application
  • provide the reasons you rely on to make the counter application

Please ensure you consider and pay the relevant fees if you are making a counter application.

A response and/or counter application must be given to all other parties in the matter.

2. Fees

There is no prescribed fee for lodging a response to an application.

There is a prescribed fee for lodging a counter application. You must pay the prescribed fee when filing a counter application. Usually, it is the same amount as the initiating application.

You must pay the appropriate counter application fee – (Credit card authorisation form for mail payments)

3. Complete and lodge the below response and/or counter application form

Form 60 - Motor Vehicle Dispute Response Counter Claim

The purpose of this form is to respond or make a counter application in a motor vehicle dispute only.

PDF File (981.9 KB)

4. How to lodge your response and/or counter application

When filing a response and/or counter application, you are required to file the application and supporting material along with 3 copies plus one extra copy for every additional party named in the application in one of the following ways:

In person

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Floor 11, 259 Queen Street
Brisbane Qld 4000

or at any local Magistrates Court

Mail to

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal
GPO Box 1639
Brisbane Qld 4001

Your response and /or counter application is not filed until it is sealed by QCAT (i.e. stamped with the official QCAT stamp). After this has been done, sealed copies of your response and/or counter application form will then be sent back to you to give to the other party/s. You can also keep a copy for your personal records.

5. Giving your response and/or counter application to the other parties

You are required to give a copy of your response and/or counter application and supporting material to all parties named in the application within 28 days or as otherwise directed by QCAT.

Visit this page for further information on service requirements.

6. What happens next?

After you have submitted your response and/or counter application, if not already issued, QCAT will provide further instructions to the parties on the next steps in the process.

Learn more about the civil process and preparing your case here.