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Fees and charges

NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) schedule of fees and charges for applications, appeals and other services as at 1 July 2020.

NCAT's fees and charges are prescribed under the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Regulation 2013. 

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Application Fees

Administrative & Equal Opportunity Division and Occupational Division

​Matter type​​ ​Standard fee Corporation fee​ ​Reduce​d fee​
​Administrative review application ​$106 ​$212 ​$27
• to be determined by 2 or more members* $221​ ​$442 ​$55
• under the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001
​No fee
​No fee
​No fee
​• under the Community Services (Complaints, Reviews and Monitoring) Act 1993 ​No fee ​No fee ​No fee
​General application or external appeal ​$106 ​$212 ​$27
• to be determined by 2 or more members* ​$221 ​$442 ​$55
• to be determined by Appeal Panel ​$435 ​$870 ​$109
• under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983, Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, Local Government Act 1993, Legal Professional Uniform Application Act 2014, Public Notaries Act 1997 or Dormant Funds Act 1942 ​No fee ​No fee ​​No fee
Health Practitioner List matters ​No fee ​No fee ​No fee

​​* Refer to section 27 and relevant Division Schedules of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2013​.​

Consumer & Commercial Division

​Matter type ​Standard fee Corporation fee​ Reduce​d fee​
Residential proceedings
Includes matters about tenancy, social housing, residential communities, retirement villages and boarding houses.
General consumer or commercial proceedings
​Includes matters about agent commissions and fees, agricultural tenancy, consumer claims, redetermination of a consumer guarantee direction, conveyancing costs, dividing fences, holiday parks, home building, motor vehicles, pawnbrokers and second-hand-dealers, and uncollected goods.
• Claims not more than $10,000 (or no amount)$52
• Claims over $10,000 to $30,000$107
• Claims more than $30,000​$277
Strata schemes
• Strata application
​$​​107 ​$214 ​​$27
• External appeal against order of Adjudicator under the ​Strata Schemes Management Act 1996  ​$106 ​$212 ​$27
Community scheme​s​
• Application for Adjudicator orders
$90 ​$180 ​$23
• Application for Adjudicator orders and interim orders​ when lodged at same time ​$180 ​$360 ​$45
• Application for Tribunal orders
General application for orders under Division 4 of Part 4 Community Land Management Act 1989 ​
​$90 ​$180 ​$23
External appeal against order of Adjudicator 
​$106 ​$212 ​$27
Retail leases ​$106 ​$212 ​$27
Renewal of proceedings Same as original application Same as original application Same as original application

Guardianship Division

​Matte​r type​​​​ ​Standard fee​ ​Corporation fe​​e​​ Reduced​ fee​
Guardianship proceedin​gs
No fee No fee No fee

Other application fees (all Divisions)

​Matte​r type​​​​ ​Standard fee​ ​Corporation fe​​e​​ Reduce​d fee​
Internal Appeal ​$435 ​$870 ​$109
​Set aside application ​$107 ​$214 ​$27
​Reinstatement application
​Same as original application
​Same as original application
Same as original application

Explanatory​ notes

Corporation fee
The corporation fee applies to all organisations defined as a corporation​ by section 57A of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Corporations that lodge an application with the incorrect fee will be contacted and will be required to pay the correct fee.

Reduced or concession fee
The reduced or concession fee applies to eligible pensioners or individuals in receipt of a grant of legal aid or assistance from a community legal centre. The concession rate is set at 25% of the full fee (rounded up or down to the nearest whole dollar amount).

Other services

Service type​​​ ​Fee
​Copy of sound recording (for each hearing event) ​$45
​Issue of a summons (for production of or to give evidence, or both) ​$48
​Request for the production to Tribunal of documents held by court ​$55
​Retrieval of any document or file from archives ​$84
​Copy or certified copy of decision or written reasons# ​​$84
​Request by a non-party to inspect public access documents## ​$45
​Photocopying of documents where requesting party makes the copies ​$0.50 per sheet
​Photocopying of documents where Tribunal staff member makes copies ​$2 per sheet

​# The Guardianship Division does not supply certified copies.

## Payment of fee is applicable per finalised matter. Fee is for inspection only and is payable in addition to any charges for the photocopying of documents.

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