NCAT hears and decides cases about community and neighbourhood schemes disputes under the Community Land Management Act 1989.
Applications can be made by lot owners, owners corporations and occupiers concerning community and neighbourhood scheme disputes. Parties must generally attempt mediation before lodging an application. Find out more about
Matters are either dealt with by an Adjudicator on the papers or by a Tribunal Member at a hearing depending on the dispute type.
Most community schemes disputes are determined by an Adjudicator on the papers without the need for a hearing. Learn about the
After lodging your application you can expect the matter to be finalised within 3 months.
Appeals against an Adjudicator's decision and other dispute types such as requests for penalty orders and unit entitlement are determined by the Tribunal at hearing. Learn about the
Tribunal hearing and appeals process for community schemes matters.
After lodging your application you can expect a first hearing within 8 weeks.
Community schemes application for Adjudicator orders [PDF 153kB]
Community schemes application for Tribunal orders [PDF 255kB]
Community schemes application for interim orders [PDF 93kB]
Community Land Management Act 1989
Fees at NCAT