Withdrawing an application

Applications can be withdrawn for a number of reasons, for example the matter was successfully resolved at mediation and there is no need for a final hearing. An application can be withdrawn at any time prior to the final hearing and determination of the application.

Another application about the same facts or circumstances cannot be made in the future without the permission of QCAT unless the enabling Act allows repeated applications without the permission of QCAT.

To withdraw an application or referral, you can lodge a notice to withdraw an application or referral (form 58) online.

Some applications require leave (permission) of the tribunal before you can withdraw an application. These include applications under the Child Protection Act 1999, Disability Services Act 2006 (section 178(9)), Guardianship and Administration Act 2000 and Powers of Attorney Act 1998.

If leave is required, complete and lodge Form 40 - Application for miscellaneous matters. (PDF, 290.8 KB)