Tribunal recruitment and Associate recruitment

Expressions of Interest

Tribunal Appointments

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal is led by a President who is a Supreme Court Judge and a Deputy President who is a District Court Judge.

Senior Members, Ordinary Members (Permanent and Sessional) and Adjudicators decide matters before the Tribunal and are independent statutory appointments determined through a merits-based process. Senior Members are supported by an Associate to a Senior Member.

This recruitment page is dedicated to expressions of interest for the positions of Senior Members, Ordinary Members (Permanent and Sessional), Adjudicators and Associates to Senior Members.

From time-to-time, QCAT appoints acting ordinary members and adjudicators for a maximum of 6 months. You can also express your interest to be put into the pool of candidates for consideration when such appointments arise.

Further information about the positions of Senior Members, Ordinary Members (Permanent and Sessional) and Adjudicators,  and their relevant requirements are found in the QCAT Tribunal Recruitment Information Kit (PDF, 240.7 KB).

Further information about the position of Associate to a Senior Member, relevant requirements and how to apply are found here.

Submitting an expression of interest to be a Tribunal Member and/or Adjudicator

If you are eligible for the position of Senior Member, Ordinary Member (Permanent and Sessional) and Adjudicator, you may submit an expression of interest at any time, whether or not a current vacancy exists.

In your expression of interest, identify the position(s) you wish to be considered for, and provide your resume, no longer than two pages, detailing:

  • your career history
  • academic qualifications (if applicable)
  • membership of professional / community bodies
  • publications written edited or contributed to in your professional capacity (if applicable)
  • experience on Boards and Tribunals (if applicable).

You must also provide a maximum two page statement addressing the selection criteria for appointment, set out on pages 9 and 10 of the QCAT Tribunal Recruitment Information Kit.

In addition, complete the following forms - found in this one document (PDF, 605.7 KB) - which are to be submitted with your resume and statement:

  • Form A – personal particulars
  • Form B – Consent to check national police records and advise a third party
  • Form C – Statutory appointments and public sector employment currently held
  • Form D – QCAT Tribunal Recruitment Application Form

Email all documents, preferably in one attachment (Word or PDF), to support your expression of interest to:

QCATTribunal.Appointments@justice.qld.gov.au.

Expressions of interest can be lodged at any time during the year (commencing 1 July) and will automatically lapse on 30 June each year.

If you want to continue your expression of interest, you will need to re-apply each year.

If your details change in this time, email updated details to: QCATTribunal.Appointments@justice.qld.gov.au.

Current calls for expression of interest

Ordinary Member

QCAT is currently calling for expressions of interest for five full-time Ordinary Member positions. Applications close by COB 3 July 2024. Further information about the position of Ordinary Member, relevant requirements and how to apply are found here. Please complete all forms with your application and email QCATTribunal.Appointments@justice.qld.gov.au

Adjudicator

QCAT is currently calling for an expression of interest for people to be placed within the pool of acting Adjudicators.

QCAT is also calling for expressions of interest for appointment as an Adjudicator. The position is full-time however a part-time (that is 0.5) position might be considered for the right applicant. A willingness and ability to drive to locations through South-East Queensland is essential. The right applicant will have good legal skills, the ability to think and decide matters quickly (regularly being required to deliver ex tempore decisions, good interpersonal and communication skills, a willingness and ability to use IT, and a very good attitude towards being a ‘team player’, that is willing to step in for other Adjudicators when needed. Applications close by COB 3 July 2024. Further information about the position of Adjudicator, relevant requirements and how to apply are found here. Please complete all forms with your application and email QCATTribunal.Appointments@justice.qld.gov.au

Current calls for Associate applicants

Judge Associate

The Deputy President of QCAT, her Honour Judge Dann, will be short listing applications for her 2025 Associate position shortly.

Should you wish to apply, please ensure that you do so by 4.00pm on 30 June 2024 through the Supreme and District Court judges associate applicant portal https://www.courts.qld.gov.au/about/jobs-with-the-courts/judges-associates/apply (Please note: scroll to the bottom of this page for the online application portal, and disregard any dates on this page).

Applications which are received after 4.00pm on 30 June 2024 may not be considered. The applicant should ensure that the application states that the application is specifically for the position of associate to her Honour Judge Dann.

The successful applicant will be hard working, with close attention to detail, the ability to communicate well with others, and the ability to prioritise work and carry a heavy workload. The Associate to the Deputy President of QCAT will be working not just with her Honour Judge Dann, but also with a number of judicial members of QCAT, and from time to time, working with the President of QCAT. The successful applicant will have good legal skills, in particular good legal research skills, but also excellent organisational skills given that the role involves working for a number of current and retired judges, other QCAT associates, Court staff and QCAT staff and multiple different tasks. Your application must include the name and contact details (email and telephone) of at least one referee, but preferably two.

Any queries regarding this position please email: QCATTribunal.Appointments@justice.qld.gov.au.

Senior Member Associate

In July and August of this year, the Senior Members will be short listing applicants for appointment as an Associate for 2025.

Applications for a position as an Associate to a Senior Member must be submitted by 4.00pm on 8 July 2024, either from the QCAT Tribunal Recruitment webpage or by email to QCATTribunal.Appointments@justice.qld.gov.au.

The application form and job description for the position as Associate to a Senior Member are available on the QCAT Tribunal recruitment webpage.

Any queries regarding this position please email: QCATTribunal.Appointments@justice.qld.gov.au.