Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT)
How to apply to NTCAT
Anyone in the Northern Territory (NT) can apply to NTCAT to review an administrative decision or resolve a civil dispute that is within NTCAT's jurisdiction.
How to apply
To start a case follow the below steps.
Step 1. Fill in the form
You can get the initiating application from the forms section of the NTCAT website.
If you are applying to change an existing NTCAT matter, you will need to fill in the ordinary application form.
Step 2. Check the fee
Find out what fee you will need to pay at the NTCAT website.
Step 3. Submit
You can submit your application and fee in any of the following ways:
Send your application and credit card payment form to AGD.email@example.com.
Submit your application and fee at your nearest NTCAT office. If you live in a remote area you can submit your application and fee at your local NT court facility.
Send your application and credit card payment form to:
PO Box 41860
Casuarina NT 0810
After you apply
The registrar will decide whether to accept your application. Once the registrar has approved your application, you will receive a copy to serve to respondents.
A respondent is the individual or organisation against whom you have taken legal action.
Respondents will have a chance to file and serve a response.
After the response is filed and served
You and the respondents will be asked to attend a tribunal hearing. More than one hearing may be needed.
The tribunal may ask you and the respondents to attend a compulsory conference to work out how to settle your dispute. The conference is led by a member of the tribunal.
Last updated: 21 April 2020
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