Timeframes

Average time to finalise an application

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

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

57 weeks

Appeals

44 weeks

Building

61 weeks

Children and young people matters

31 weeks

General administrative review

40 weeks

Occupational regulation

33 weeks

Other civil disputes

39 weeks

Retail shop lease

29 weeks

Tree disputes

45 weeks
Motor Vehicle 28 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

3 weeks 4 weeks 3 weeks

Residential tenancy – non-urgent

20 weeks 8 weeks 6 weeks

Other minor civil disputes

27 weeks 10 weeks 11 weeks

*Figures as at 8 July 2021.