NCAT can reinstate proceedings that were dismissed due to the applicant's or appellant's failure to appear at the hearing.
If you were the applicant or appellant, and you have a reasonable excuse for not attending the hearing, you can apply for a reinstatement. A reinstatement means the case will be reopened and there will be a new hearing.
Download and complete the application to reinstate proceedings form. Lodge your application at any NCAT Registry Office.
Application to reinstate proceedings [PDF 103kB]
Fees are payable for reinstatement applications. View the fees and charges schedule or apply for a fee waiver.
You must apply within 7 days after the Tribunal made orders dismissing the application or appeal.
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.
A Tribunal Member will decide whether to grant the reinstatement. The matter may be listed for hearing or decided on the written material only (called a 'hearing on the papers').
Before making a decision, NCAT will send a copy of the application to the other parties and ask for their view on having the application reinstated.
NCAT can make the following orders in reinstatement applications:
Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013