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There are two types of final orders that can be made by NTCAT under the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act:

  • a monetary order (see section 84 of the Act), which means a party must pay another party money (usually the order will require payment by a date given in the order); and
  • any other type of order (see section 84A of the Act).  Non-compliance with such an order is an offence under section 84B of the Act.

NTCAT does not enforce its final orders.

The person in whose favour a final order is made (usually the applicant) may enforce the order by registering it with the Local Court.

Enforcing a final order

If you are the person in whose favour a final order is made, you should first ensure that the other party (usually the respondent) is aware of the final order, and what is required of them.

A party in whose favour an NTCAT order is made can have it registered and enforced by the Local Court.  

Once registered, an NTCAT order is taken to be an order of the Local Court, and may be enforced using processes available in that Court.

More information about Local Court process, including registration and enforcement of NTCAT orders, can be found at www.localcourt.nt.gov.au or by contacting the Local Court Registry.