NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)

On 1 January 2014 the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) commenced operating; replacing more than 20 of the State’s existing Tribunals. NCAT provides a single gateway for tribunal services in NSW.

NCAT comprises four Divisions; the Administrative and Equal Opportunity Division, the Consumer and Commercial Division, the Guardianship Division, and the Occupational Division.

Matters previously heard in the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) will be heard in the Consumer and Commercial Division.

21 June 2016 – This page is currently being revised

Fees and charges as at 1 July 2016

NCAT’s fees and charges schedule for the filing of applications, appeals and other services will change on 1 July 2016.

Below is a summary of the changes to the fees and charges:

• 2.25% increase to all fees and charges.
• Introduction of concession rate of 25% of full fee for eligible pensioners.
• Uniform fee for copies of sound recordings across all Divisions.
• Certain application types continue to have no fee, including community services matters and Guardianship Division applications.

View the NCAT Fees and charges schedule as at 1 July 2016 [PDF, 207kB].

Tribunal Information for Retirement Village Residents

In 2011 the RVRA produced a guide to assist residents in their involvement in CTTT proceedings, whether it is as an Applicant (originator) or Respondent (participant). The document contains 59 pages. With the establishment of NCAT this document is now outdated and has been moved to the Archives. Some may find it of interest and it will be found in the May 2011 Archives.

NCAT Case Results

From time to time Peter Hill, the Honorary Solicitor for the RVRA Committee, provides legal opinion articles in the Newsletter and outlines some of the important cases heard in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) with results assisting the residents across NSW.

Whilst a NCAT decision does not set a precedent, in the way a court decision holds weight for future cases, there is a requirement under the NCAT Act that there is some consistency in decisions, and NCAT Members should refer to other decisions in making their deliberations.

Many of our committee members and RVRA members have been involved in these cases, and are willing to share their experiences, in the hope this may assist other residents. A number of these cases are summarised here, but a fuller account of the cases, and the lessons learned, are available on application to the RVRA Office.

To view and print a summary of previous Tribunal case results please follow these links: