Definitions of terms used

Case number—a reference number that may also be called a file number. For example, MCDT001/15, MCDO001/15, BDL001/15, NDR001/15, or GAR001/15.

Leave—permission from the tribunal.

Party—the person(s) or entity(s) named in the application.

Proceeding—a mediation, compulsory conference, directions hearing, expert’s conclave, hybrid hearing, or tribunal hearing.

Applicant—the person who has lodged the application the dispute is about.

Respondent—the other party the application is about.

Witness—a person who gives evidence to the tribunal.

Remote conferencing—when the proceeding is heard by video, audio, or telephone conferencing.

Serve/serving (documents)—delivery of legal documents officially notifying the intended receiver that a legal action or proceeding involving them has been started.

Sealed copy—a copy of an application or other document filed with QCAT that has been stamped by QCAT staff with the official seal.

Who does not need to use this form

You do not need to use this form if you are attending a directions hearing or attending a guardianship hearing. You will receive a notice of hearing advising the date, time and location of your proceeding. You will also receive an attendance advice slip, which you must return to us to indicate whether you will attend in person or by telephone.

Learn more about proceeding by remote conferencing (PDF, 128.2 KB) in these circumstances.