To enforce an order for the payment of money you can request a certified copy of the order. The certified money order must be registered as a judgment for a debt by the NSW Local Court (or District Court for amounts over $100,000) before enforcement action can take place.
Take the following steps to have a NCAT order for the payment of money enforced.
Call or write to NCAT requesting a 'certified money order'. This is a signed and sealed copy of NCAT's orders for the payment of money. A certified money order can be requested at any time after a money order is made by NCAT.
Once you receive the NCAT certified money order it will need to be registered to start enforcement action.
You can register online via the
NSW Online Registry website or take the certified money order to a NSW Local Court (or NSW District Court for amounts over $100,000). The certified order can then be registered as a judgment of the Local Court. The Local Court will charge a filing fee for this service.
With the registered judgment, you can start enforcement action through the Local Court to try to get the money you are owed. Enforcement action may include applying for a 'garnishee order' to have money taken from the judgment debtor's wages or bank accounts, or a 'writ for the levy of property' to authorise the Sheriff to seize and sell property belonging to the debtor to pay the debt.
Enforcing orders fact sheet [PDF, 99kB]
NSW Online Registry
NSW Local Court
NSW District Court
LawAccess - Enforcing NCAT orders
Register certified money orders via the NSW Online Registry