NCAT aims to provide an environment where all participants feel safe in our hearing rooms and buildings.
The Court Security Act 2005 provides for security of courts and tribunals. Not complying with lawful directions given by a security officer under this Act may be an offence.
Some NCAT hearing venues have airport-style security at the entrance.
If you are attending an NCAT premises that has security checking:
Temporary and random scanning operations are held from time to time in other NCAT locations.
The following items must not be brought into NCAT premises.
It is an offence to bring prohibited items into NCAT premises. Prohibited items will be confiscated and handed to police.
Security officers may hold other items considered potentially dangerous or threatening. These items will be returned to you when you leave the premises.
People attending NCAT are also not permitted to take alcohol onto NCAT premises.
Mobile phones must not disrupt Tribunal proceedings. Please switch off your phone before entering the hearing room.
It is an offence to take photographs or use recording devices in hearing rooms and NCAT premises.
Threats or comments made about weapons, explosives or intentions to cause damage or harm are taken seriously. Entry to the building may be refused and police may be called.
Yes, if you are attending NCAT premises with security scanning. It is a condition of entry into all NCAT premises to comply with the security arrangements.
If you cannot be scanned due to a disability or medical implant, tell the security officer. They will assist by using an alternative search method.
Security officers are trained to conduct searches in a manner that protects your privacy and dignity.
No. The x-ray machines are regularly maintained. Any exposure is well under the legal limits allowed. The x-rays emitted from the machine are not radioactive. They do not cause a reaction in foods and medicines or other materials including electronic equipment.
You must comply with security procedures to enter NCAT premises. To reduce possible delays, arrive early and think carefully about the items you are bringing.