Orders for the payment of money can be enforced by registering a certified copy of the order with the NSW Local Court or District Court.
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. You can request a certified copy at any time after the order is made.
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 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 to try to get the money you are owed. This includes applying for a 'garnishee order' to have money taken from the persons'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 person 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