COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency, QCAT is currently experiencing longer than average times to finalise matters.

Timeframes

Average time to finalise an application

Every matter is different. These figures provide an average only. Your matter may take more or less time to finalise depending on its complexity.

Jurisdiction Average time to finalise application *

Adult guardianship and administration

14 weeks

Anti-discrimination

49 weeks

Appeals

42 weeks

Building

52 weeks

Children  and young people matters

25 weeks

General  administrative review

40 weeks

Occupational  regulation

27 weeks

Other  civil disputes

33 weeks

Retail  shop lease

25 weeks

Tree disputes

44 weeks

Average time to hearing for minor civil disputes

Every matter is different. These figures provide an average time to hearing only. Depending on its complexity, your matter may take more or less time to be scheduled for a hearing.

Minor civil dispute Average time from application to hearing within*
  Brisbane (259 Queen Street) South East Queensland Outside South East Queensland

Residential tenancy - urgent

4 weeks 4 weeks 3 weeks

Residential tenancy – non-urgent

25 weeks 8 weeks 6 weeks

Other minor civil disputes

24 weeks 8 weeks 11 weeks

*Figures as at 29 April 2021.