Forms

All forms related to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Using QCAT forms

Important: Please read the information about your matter type including the application process before selecting a form and making an application. Fact sheets are also available.

When applying, please ensure you provide a stamped self-addressed envelope with your application.

Please contact us if you need help finding information or resources.

Timeframes for filing forms and material

There are strict time limits that apply to lodge some types of applications. Please read the information about your matter type including the application process before selecting a form and making an application.

All forms or material to be relied on at a hearing must be filed in advance of the hearing and a copy given to all of the other parties.

Forms by matter type

Forms - general

Forms by matter type

Administrative decisions

Learn more about the review of administrative decisions and the application process.

Form to be completed relating to an application to review a decision of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner regarding lapsed complaint.

Form to be completed relating to an application to review a decision.

Form to be completed relating to an application for review of decision – Prostitution Act 1999 (sections 64A and 64B).

Form to be completed relating to a referral of a matter (non-disciplinary).

Form to be completed relating to an application for leave to appeal or appeal.

Application form relating to an application to stay a decision.

Form to be used if you have not made an application to the tribunal to resolve a dispute but have reached an agreement required to be filed in the tribunal.

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Anti-discrimination matters

Learn more about anti-discrimination matters and the application process.

An application to review a decision of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner regarding lapsed complaint can found in administrative decisions.

Form to be completed relating to an application for a complainant’s contentions on referral under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

Form to be completed relating to an application for exemption or renewal of exemption from Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

Form to be completed relating to a referral of a matter (non-disciplinary).

Form to be completed relating to an application for a respondent’s contentions on referral under the anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

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Building disputes

Learn more about building disputes and the application process.

Before you make an application

Parties are required to participate in a dispute resolution process with the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) before making a commercial or domestic building dispute application to QCAT. 

A letter from the QBCC advising of the outcome of this process must be provided when commencing a QCAT application. Applications cannot be accepted at QCAT without this letter from the QBCC.

Form to be completed relating to alleged defective work/incomplete work schedule (for use in relation to domestic and commercial building disputes under the Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991).

Form to be completed relating to an application for consent notice for major commercial building dispute – Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.

Form to be completed relating to an application for commercial building disputes – Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.

Form to be completed relating to an application for domestic building disputes – Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.

Form to be completed relating to an application for debt recovery proceeding – Queensland Building and Construction Commission Act 1991.

A response is a document that sets out each fact on which you rely to refute the application that has been made against you, and a counter-application is an application by the respondent against the applicant or another party.

Unliquidated damages arise when a claim is made for a sum which cannot be determined without consideration, by the Tribunal, of the applicant’s evidence in support of the claim.

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Children and young people matters

Learn more about children and young people matters and the application process.

Form to be completed relating to an application to review a decision – childrens matters.

Form to be completed relating to an Application for prohibition on entering premises of instructional institutions – Education (General Provisions) Act 2006.

Form to be completed relating to an application to review a decision.

Form to be completed relating to an application for leave to appeal or appeal.

Form to be completed relating to a notice of election – Child Protection Act 1999.

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Clinical research

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Consumer and trader disputes, and property damage disputes

Learn more about consumer and trader and property damage disputes and the application process.

Form to be completed relating to an application for minor civil dispute – consumer dispute.

A counter-application is an application by the respondent against the applicant or another party.

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Debt disputes

Before lodging an application or response, read about debt disputes and the application process.

You can save time and complete a minor debt application (form 3) and pay online. You will still need to lodge a copy of your application at a QCAT registry.

You can respond to a minor debt dispute online (form 7). Completing this form online will save time and you won't need to lodge a hard copy of the response.

A minor civil dispute about minor debt can involve disagreements with another person, business or company about a fixed or agreed sum of money, valued up to $25,000 (excluding interest). This form 3 is approved under the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (the QCAT Act). Approved entities or solicitors can file electronic minor debt forms through a service provider (CITEC). These forms include forms 4 and 5 approved under the QCAT Act.

Use this form to apply to the tribunal to set aside or amend a decision by default.

Form to be completed relating to an application for a request for decision by default - minor civil dispute – minor debt.

A response is a document which sets out each fact on which you rely to refute the application.

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Decision-making for Adults with impaired capacity

Learn more about Decision-making for Adults with impaired capacity including guardians and administrators and the application process.

The Account by Administrator (ABA) is the standard form to be used by private administrators when providing an account of their administration.

This declaration is to be used when a partial exemption for accounts of administration has been granted to the administrator.

Financial management plan for administrators

Form to be completed relating to an application for administration/guardianship appointment or review – Guardianship and Administration Act 2000.

The purpose of this form is to ask QCAT to declare that a particular person has the capacity to make decisions in relation to a matter.

Form to be completed relating to an application for miscellaneous matters – Guardianship and Administration Act 2000.

The purpose of this form is to ask the tribunal to intervene to prevent a decision being made before it has held its hearing to determine whether or not the person involved has the capacity to make such a decision.

The Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 (the Act) provides that the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (the tribunal) may approve clinical research.

The purpose of this form is to ask the tribunal to make an interim order prior to a final hearing and decision under the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000.

Form to apply for consent for special health care in guardianship matters

QCAT may appoint an administrator under the Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 to make decisions about financial matters for an adult who usually resides in Queensland and is a missing person

The Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 provides that the Tribunal may consent, for an Adult with impaired capacity for the special health matter concerned, to the Adult’s participation in special medical research or experimental health care.

The Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 provides that QCAT must review an appointment of a guardian or administrator.

Form to be completed to by medical and related health professionals to provide information to assist the tribunal to review the use of restrictive practices for adults with intellectual or cognitive disability and challenging behaviours, appoint guardians to make decisions about personal/lifestyle/health matters and restrictive practices, and appoint administrators to make decisions about financial and property matters for an adult with impaired decision-making capacity.

Form to be completed relating to an application for a record of guardian’s decision – Guardianship and Administration Act 2000.

Form to be completed by an administrator detailing the accounts kept on behalf of an adult.

Report to the Tribunal about restrictive practices

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Dividing fences

Read more about dividing fences.

If your dispute relates to recovering a debt based on an agreed fixed amount for fence work, you can save time and complete a minor debt application (form 3) and pay online. You will still need to lodge a copy of your application at a QCAT registry.

A dividing fence dispute is a disagreement between neighbours about a fence, or a proposed fence, on the common boundary of adjoining lands.

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Miscellaneous matters

Use form 40 for an:

  • Application for directions
  • Application to dismiss or strike out a proceeding
  • Application for a closed hearing
  • Application for non-publication order
  • Application to refer rejection or conditional acceptance of application or referral to tribunal for review
  • Application for direction requiring another party to produce document, thing or information
  • Application for order requiring person to produce document or thing
  • Application for an adjournment
  • Other

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Motor Vehicle Disputes

Learn more about motor vehicle disputes and the application process.

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Occupational regulation matters

Learn more about occupational regulation matters and the application process.

You can lodge Form 22 online - or use the .pdf version below. The online version will save you time and you can upload documents to support your application.

This form is to be completed by a board, chief executive, commission or other entity regarding an application or referral for a disciplinary proceeding.

Form to be completed relating to an application to review a decision.

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Other civil disputes

Learn more about civil disputes and the application process.

Form to be completed relating to an application to resolve a complex dispute (excluding lot entitlement disputes) – Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.

Form to be completed relating to an application for the adjustment of a lot entitlement schedule – Body Corporate and Community Management Act 1997.

Form to be completed relating to an application for a dispute notice for referral to mediation – Retirement Villages Act 1999. (Note that this form 3 is approved under the Retirement Villages Act 1999)

Form to be completed relating to an application for a tribunal hearing – Retirement Villages Act 1999.

Form to be completed relating to an application for a reimbursement order – Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000.

Form to be completed relating to an application for marketeering proceeding (complaint) – Property Agents and Motor Dealers Act 2000.

A response is a document that sets out each fact on which you rely to refute the application that has been made against you, and a counter-application is an application by the respondent against the applicant or another party.

A tree dispute is a disagreement between neighbours about a tree or trees on adjoining properties.

A response is a document that sets out what you say about the application that has been made against you.

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Other civil disputes - tree disputes

Before making an application or response, please read Tree dispute resolution and consult the Application checklist - Tree dispute resolution (PDF, 535.8 KB).

Please note: if your dispute relates to recovering a debt based on an agreed fixed amount for the removal of minor overhanging branches, refer to Form 3 - Application for minor civil dispute - minor debt under Debt disputes

A tree dispute is a disagreement between neighbours about a tree or trees on adjoining properties.

A response is a document that sets out what you say about the application that has been made against you.

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Residential tenancy disputes

Before making an application please read residential tenancy disputes, the application process and the Application checklist - residential tenancy (PDF, 188.2 KB).

Form to be complete relating to an application for minor civil dispute – residential tenancy dispute.

A counter-application is an application by the respondent against the applicant or another party.

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Retail shop lease disputes

Learn more about retail shop lease disputes and the application process.

Form to be complete relating to an application for representation at mediation conference – Retail Shop Leases Act 1994.

Form to be complete relating to an application for an order to resolve a retail tenancy dispute – Retail Shop Leases Act 1994.

Form to be complete relating to an application for a notice of dispute – Retail Shop Leases Act 1994. (Note that this form 4 is approved under the Retail Shop Leases Act 1994)

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Withdrawal of an application or referral

Applications can be withdrawn for a number of reasons, for example the matter was successfully resolved at mediation and there is no need for a final hearing. For most matters the Tribunal’s leave is not required to withdraw an application or referral. However, some legislation requires an applicant to seek leave to withdraw an application or referral before it is withdrawn.

To apply for leave to withdraw or to lodge a notice of withdrawal you can use our online application. Completing online will save you time and you won’t need to lodge a hard copy. or download

Form 58 - Application for leave to withdraw an application or referral / Notice of withdrawal of application or referral

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Forms - general

Affidavits

Affidavit - generic (DOC, 31.0 KB)

An affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact, signed by the author, who is called the affiant or deponent, and witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths.

Affidavit in support of a request for a decision by default (PDF, 303.1 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an affidavit in support of a request for a decision by default. This form is used in conjunction with Form 37 Request for a decision by default in matters other than minor civil dispute

Form 9 - Affidavit of service (PDF, 520.4 KB)

The Affidavit of service must be lodged in the QCAT registry where the application that started the proceeding was lodged.

SEPA Form 1 - general - non mcd.pdf (PDF, 55.4 KB)

Form relating to the Service and Execution of Process Act - Form 1 for general - non-MCD matters - for interstate service.

SEPA Form 1 - MCD minor debt.pdf (PDF, 52.9 KB)

Form relating to the Service and Execution of Process Act - Form 1 for MCD (minor debt) matters - for interstate service.

SEPA Form 1 - MCD non minor debt.pdf (PDF, 52.1 KB)

Form relating to the Service and Execution of Process Act - Form 1 for MCD - non minor debt - for interstate service.

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Appeals

Form 39 - Application for leave to appeal or appeal (PDF, 301.9 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application for leave to appeal or appeal.

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Change of contact details

Submit your request to change your contact details online OR use the .pdf below.

Contact details update form (PDF, 337.5 KB)

This form can be used to change your contact details with QCAT.

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Complaints and feedback

Complaint letter template (DOC, 35.0 KB)

complaint letter template

Complaint_management_policy (PDF, 409.9 KB)

QCAT child friendly feedback form.docx (DOCX, 360.8 KB)

Form for children or young people to make a complaint or provide feedback on a QCAT service or matter.

QCAT complaint form new (PDF, 234.1 KB)

complaint form

QCAT Registry Complaint Policy (PDF, 135.0 KB)

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Electronic Evidence

QCAT Declaration form for the use of audio video and photographs in tribunal proceedings (DOCX, 113.2 KB)

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Fees and payments

Credit Card Payment Authorisation (PDF, 221.0 KB)

Form to be completed if a client would like to make a credit card payment to QCAT. The credit card payment authorisation form will only be accepted by post or facsimile. This form MUST NOT be sent via email and will not be accepted via email.

Form 49 - Application for waiver of fees by reason of financial hardship (PDF, 398.4 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application for waiver of fees by reason of financial hardship.

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Requesting reasons

Submit your request for reasons online OR use the .pdf below.

Request for reasons (PDF, 212.8 KB)

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Service

Form 9 - Affidavit of service (PDF, 520.4 KB)

The Affidavit of service must be lodged in the QCAT registry where the application that started the proceeding was lodged.

Notice of address for service - legal matters.doc (DOC, 181.5 KB)

This form is for use by respondents in legal profession matters only, as required by Practice Direction 2 of 2010.

SEPA Form 1 - general - non mcd.pdf (PDF, 55.4 KB)

Form relating to the Service and Execution of Process Act - Form 1 for general - non-MCD matters - for interstate service.

SEPA Form 1 - MCD minor debt.pdf (PDF, 52.9 KB)

Form relating to the Service and Execution of Process Act - Form 1 for MCD (minor debt) matters - for interstate service.

SEPA Form 1 - MCD non minor debt.pdf (PDF, 52.1 KB)

Form relating to the Service and Execution of Process Act - Form 1 for MCD - non minor debt - for interstate service.

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Other

Application for decision order by consent (PDF, 457.4 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application for decision/order by consent.

Application to attend a proceeding by telephone or video (PDF, 531.5 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application for attendance at hearing, compulsory conference or mediation by remote conferencing.

Form 23 - Application to review a decision (PDF, 417.6 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application to review a decision.

Form 36 - Response and/or counter-application (PDF, 311.8 KB)

A response is a document that sets out each fact on which you rely to refute the application that has been made against you, and a counter-application is an application by the respondent against the applicant or another party.

Form 37 - Request for a decision by default in matters other than minor civil dispute (PDF, 297.5 KB)

Form to be completed when requesting a decision by default in matters other than minor civil disputes.

Form 38 - Hearing notices: application for notice requiring witness to attend a hearing or produce document/thing at a hearing (PDF, 539.3 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application for notice requiring witness to attend or produce document or thing.

Form 41 - Application for interim order (PDF, 578.8 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application for interim order.

Form 42 - Application to extend or shorten a time limit or for waiver of compliance with procedural requirement (PDF, 738.1 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application to extend or shorten a time limit or for waiver of compliance with procedural requirement.

Form 43 - Application for reopening, correction, renewal or amendment (PDF, 621.5 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application for reopening, correction, renewal or amendment.

Form 44 - Application to stay a decision (PDF, 657.8 KB)

Application form relating to an application to stay a decision.

Form 45 - Application to be joined to a proceeding (PDF, 490.3 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application to be joined to a proceeding.

Form 55 - Application to set aside or amend a default decision (PDF, 523.3 KB)

Use this form to apply to the tribunal to set aside or amend a decision by default.

Form 56 - Application for leave to be represented (PDF, 729.8 KB)

Form to be completed relating to an application for leave to be represented.

Notice of address for service - legal matters.doc (DOC, 181.5 KB)

This form is for use by respondents in legal profession matters only, as required by Practice Direction 2 of 2010.

Request to file agreement (PDF, 380.7 KB)

Form to be used if you have not made an application to the tribunal to resolve a dispute but have reached an agreement required to be filed in the tribunal.

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How to make an application or referral if there isn't a form

If there isn't a form for your type of matter, you can write a letter to QCAT, being sure to include:

  • your name and contact details
  • the name and contact details of any other party or legal or other relevant representative
  • the type of application or referral you're making and the reasons for it
  • relevant legislative references, ie the provision of the Act or enabling Act under which your application or referral is being made
  • the decision you are seeking from QCAT.

You must then sign the letter.

Your letter can be posted to, or submitted in person at, QCAT. See the contact us page.

More information is set out in rule 10 of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Rules 2009.