Introduction

The Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT) is a super tribunal for the Northern Territory.

It was set up to help people quickly resolve disputes that would otherwise have been dealt with by the courts or other boards and tribunals. 

The tribunal: 

  • is easily accessed by the public 
  • resolves disputes quickly, using mediation and alternative dispute resolutions where possible
  • uses straightforward language
  • keeps costs to a minimum
  • is responsive, especially to people with special needs.

Hearing lists and decisions

To find out what cases are on at NTCAT, read the daily hearing lists published on the Department of Attorney-General and Justice website.

Selected NTCAT decisions are published on the Australian Legal Information Institute (AUSTLii) website.

File a small claim with NTCAT

As of 1 May NTCAT will deal with all small claims of up to $25,000. 

Read about how to apply to NTCAT.

Read about making claims through the courts.

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Last updated: 27 June 2017