NCAT can resolve disputes under the Community Land Management Act 1989 about community, precinct or neighbourhood schemes.
You must first attempt mediation with NSW Fair Trading to resolve the dispute before an application can be accepted by NCAT .
A community schemes application to NCAT can be made within 12 months after the mediation . Attach a copy of the letter from Fair Trading with the results of the mediation to your application form .
Complete the relevant community schemes application form and lodge with the application fee at your nearest NCAT Registry. View the current fees and charges.
NCAT Adjudicators make orders to comply with a function under the Act or management statement. For example:
Applications for Adjudicator's orders are dealt with 'on the papers'. There is no hearing.
NCAT will send a letter to all interested parties asking for submissions. The Adjudicator then looks at the application and all submissions and makes a decision. Notice of the orders and reasons for the decision are then sent to all parties in writing.
Learn more about the adjudication process.
Some community schemes disputes are determined by the Tribunal at a hearing. For example:
After lodging your application for Tribunal orders you can expect the first hearing within 8 weeks.
Fees and charges
Community Land Management Act 1989
NSW Fair Trading: Community and neighbourhood schemes