The tribunal may deliver its decision at the final hearing. If it needs more time to consider a case, it may deliver the decision later (this is called a reserved decision).
The tribunal may deliver its decision orally or in writing.
The QCAT Reserved Decisions Policy governs reserved decisions and how parties may enquire about the progress of a reserved decision.
As set out in the Policy, QCAT decision-makers endeavour to deliver decisions (with reasons) within three (3) months of each decision being reserved.
Reasons for a decision
If the tribunal delivers a decision (either orally or in writing) and does not also give written reasons, a party can request written reasons at no cost. The tribunal must provide a copy of the reasons within 45 days of the request.
If the tribunal gave its reasons orally, the tribunal may give the person a written transcript or an audio recording of the part of the proceeding in which the reasons were given.