Timeframes

Average time to finalise an application

COVID-19 Notice

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*

Anti-discrimination

57 weeks

Appeals

45 weeks

Building

62 weeks

Children and young people matters

34 weeks

Decision-making for Adults with impaired capacity

15 weeks

General administrative review

42 weeks
Motor vehicle28 weeks

Occupational regulation

35 weeks

Other civil disputes

45 weeks

Retail shop lease

28 weeks

Tree disputes

55 weeks

*Figures as at 5 May 2022.

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 3 weeks 3 weeks

Residential tenancy – non-urgent

13 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks

Other minor civil disputes

11 weeks 5 weeks 7 weeks

**Figures as at 9 May 2022.