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*

Appeals

46 weeks

Building

62 weeks

Children and young people

31 weeks

Decision-making for Adults with impaired capacity

18 weeks

Discrimination

54 weeks

Discipline and regulation of professionals

51 weeks
Motor vehicle30 weeks

Other civil disputes such as:

58 weeks

Retail shop lease

40 weeks

Review of government agency decisions

45 weeks

Tree disputes

59 weeks

*Figures as at 24 January 2023.

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

6 weeks 4 weeks 3 weeks

Residential tenancy – non-urgent

23 weeks 5 weeks 4 weeks

Other minor civil disputes

17 weeks 7 weeks 7 weeks

**Figures as at 24 January 2023.