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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


Research your options 


Complete an Initiating Application


Follow the Standard Orders made by NTCAT


Prepare for your proceeding


NTCAT has changed the way it conducts guardianship proceedings with the introduction of new forms and processes. The process commenced on Monday 19 March 2018.