Information on how to apply for a reduced fee or fee waiver.
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.
Who is eligible for a reduced fee?
You are eligible for the reduced fee if you:
A health care card or Seniors Card alone is not a valid card for the purpose of paying a reduced fee.
How much is the reduced fee?
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.
How do I request the reduced fee?
When applying to NCAT, you must provide a copy of any of the following:
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.
How do I request a fee waiver?
You must complete the 'Request for fee waiver form' and attach a copy of all supporting documents. You cannot request a fee waiver via NCAT Online.
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.
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.
What NCAT applications or appeals are exempt from fees?
You do not have to pay a fee for:
08 Sep 2022
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