QCAT (Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal)

Parties with proceedings in QCAT may be able to obtain assistance from LawRight’s Court & Tribunal Services to self-represent or in limited circumstances, be given representation.

How we help people to self-represent

LawRight offers appointments (in person or by telephone) with solicitors who provide advice and assistance with the legal tasks necessary to progress tribunal proceedings, including:

  • advice about whether, and how, to commence or defend proceedings;
  • advice about tribunal processes;
  • assistance to draft documents such as applications, affidavits, submissions and other tribunal forms;
  • assistance with preparing for hearings and appearing in QCAT;
  • advice about appealing tribunal decisions; and
  • advice about other options for the resolution of disputes.

Who can we help?

LawRight helps people who are involved in, or who are considering commencing legal proceedings in the following QCAT areas:

  • Reviews of administrative decisions e.g. Blue Card, Disability Screening, Child Safety, Victims Assist
  • Guardianship and Administration
  • Minor Civil disputes
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Right to Information and Information Privacy
  • Disciplinary Matters for Health Practitioners
  • Appeals

Please download an information brochure (linked to the right) for more information about eligibility for assistance.

How can I apply?

To apply for help from LawRight, please complete the application form here. If you are unable to complete the online form, contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.

LawRight staff review applications received and contact eligible self-represented parties to arrange an appointment with a solicitor. Face-to-face appointments are offered at LawRight offices located in the tribunal and courts. Telephone appointments are offered to people who cannot attend a LawRight office.

If you are not eligible for assistance, you will be notified of our reasons in writing.

If you are unsure whether you are eligible for assistance, you can contact us on (07) 3564 7561 to discuss your legal matter so that we can determine whether you should submit an application for assistance. We will use telephone interpreters when needed. Our lawyers cannot give legal advice over the phone until you have been accepted as a client.


LawRight office at QCAT

P: (07) 3564 7561
E: qcat.cts@lawright.org.au
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm