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Welcome to the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal

NTCAT is the Northern Territory’s main forum for resolving smaller legal disputes, reconsidering government decisions and helping ensure that certain important human rights are respected. 

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Making an Application

NTCAT is much less formal than a court and aims to be user friendly. For this reason, there is one application form to commence most proceedings in NTCAT. Find out more about the application process

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Research your options 

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Complete an Initiating Application

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Follow the Standard Orders made by NTCAT

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Prepare for your proceeding

Updates

As of 1 July 2019 the NTCAT fees have changed.

As of 3 December 2018, NTCAT has the power to award costs under section 132 of the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act.

As of 3 December 2018, NTCAT has the power in some cases to make a default decision and orders pursuant to section 101A of the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act. 

Such a decision may be made if: