A fee is generally payable when you file a Form 1 Initiating Application with NTCAT.
NTCAT will not process an Initiating Application until the relevant fee is paid in full.
A schedule of NTCAT fees can be viewed below or downloaded.
How to pay fees
To pay a fee by email:
- download and complete an Electronic Payment Form
- email the form to AGD.ntcat [at] nt.gov.au
To pay a fee by post:
- download and complete an Electronic Payment Form; or
- make out a bank cheque, solicitor trust account cheque or money order payable to the Receiver of Territory Monies (RTM). NTCAT does not accept personal cheques.
Send your payment to:
PO BOX 41860
CASUARINA NT 0810
You can pay a fee in person at an NTCAT Registry office in Casuarina or Alice Springs. View office locations
- credit cards
- bank cheque, solicitor trust account cheque or money order payable to the Receiver of Territory Monies (RTM). NTCAT does not accept personal cheques.
Apply for a fee waiver
You may be entitled to a fee waiver if paying the application fee would cause you financial hardship.
To apply for a fee waiver, select this option in the Form 1 Initiating Application.
NTCAT will email asking you to provide written reasons to support your application for a fee waiver. You may also be asked to submit supporting documentation such as:
- proof of income;
- proof of expenditure;
- proof of assets;
- proof of liabilities;
- bank statement/s; and/or
- letter of support from a service provider.
NTCAT’s Registrar will consider applications for a fee waiver on a case by case basis.
You will be advised in writing if the fee has been waived or reduced or if you are required to pay the fee in full for your initiating application to be processed.
Fees are not refundable
Generally, fees are not refundable unless you have paid a fee more than once or if you have paid a higher fee than the fee you are required to pay.
Fees will not be refunded where the applicant decides to withdraw or otherwise discontinue a matter after it has been accepted by NTCAT.
In some limited circumstances a successful applicant may be entitled to recover the application fee from the respondent.