Information on fee exemptions, and how to apply for a reduced (concession) fee or fee waiver.
You do not have to pay a fee for:
If you are a pensioner or student receiving an allowance, or receiving help from a community legal centre, you may be eligible to pay a reduced fee.
You are eligible for the reduced fee if you:
The reduced fee is 25% or a quarter of the full fee (rounded up or down to the nearest whole dollar). Refer to the
fees and charges schedule for the current reduced fee amounts.
When applying to NCAT, you must provide a copy of:
Photocopy both sides of your pension or allowance card or other document if it has writing on both sides.
The Principal Registrar can waive any fee in whole or in part if the Principal Registrar considers there are special reasons to do that.
Who is eligible for a fee waiver?
You may be eligible for a full or partial fee waiver if paying the fee would cause you serious hardship or if there is some other special reason.
You must complete the 'Request for fee waiver form' and attach a copy of all supporting documents.
Request for fee waiver form [PDF 114kB]
You should provide the Request for fee waiver form and supporting documents when you give your NCAT application or appeal, by post or in person, to your nearest NCAT Registry or to Service NSW.
You cannot currently provide a Request for fee waiver form via NCAT Online.
Remember: Where there is more than one applicant, each applicant must have a special reason for requesting a waiver of the fee.
A decision whether or not to waive the whole or part of the fee is made based on the information and supporting documentation you provide with the request.
You will be told how much you need to pay, either no fee, part of the fee or the full fee.
A fee waiver is only valid for the fee you are asking not to pay. You will need to apply again if you want any other fee waived.