Decisions - QCAT Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal

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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.

Reserved decision

The QCAT Reserved Decisions Policy (PDF, 808.2 KB) 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.


Where can I find QCAT decisions?

Decisions are published online by the Supreme Court of Queensland Library and by the Australasian Legal Information Institute.

Orders made under the Neighbourhood Disputes (Dividing Fences and Trees) Act 2011 are published in the tree order register.

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Last reviewed
1 March 2019
Last updated
27 May 2019

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