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

60 weeks

Appeals

45 weeks

Building

59 weeks

Children and young people matters

29 weeks

General administrative review

41 weeks

Occupational regulation

32 weeks

Other civil disputes

38 weeks

Retail shop lease

28 weeks

Tree disputes

45 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

14 weeks 8 weeks 6 weeks

Other minor civil disputes

20 weeks 8 weeks 11 weeks

*Figures as at 8 July 2021.