NCAT can hear and decide applications about agricultural tenancy disputes.
Agricultural tenancy laws apply to farms that are one hectare or larger, occupied or used by a tenant, and used wholly or mostly for agricultural purposes.
Disputes include land deterioration or land condition, weed growth, financial benefits flowing from the use of the land or making of improvements, and termination of the tenancy.
Download and complete an application form. Lodge your application at any NCAT Registry Office, NSW Fair Trading or Service NSW Centre.
Commercial List Application Form [PDF, 240kB]
Fees are payable for agricultural tenancy applications. View the fees and charges schedule or apply for a fee waiver.
You must apply to NCAT within 3 months of the dispute arising or ending the tenancy.
If you apply outside of the time limit, you can request a time extension as part of your application. NCAT will not always agree to a request for a time extension.
Agricultural tenancy cases are generally listed for conciliation and hearing. Check the correspondence or notices you receive from NCAT carefully and follow the instructions provided.
NCAT can make the following orders in agricultural tenancy cases:
Final orders made by NCAT are legally binding and enforceable. Learn more about orders and enforcement.
Agricultural Tenancies Act 1990 Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013