Definitions of terms used

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

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

Enabling act—an act giving QCAT the power to hear a dispute.

Location—this is also called a registry, as shown on the initial application.

Lodged—when a document is given to the tribunal and it is sealed and accepted. It is also referred to as filed.

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

Respondent—the other party the application is about.

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

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