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QCAT processes & procedures

April 15, 2020

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has significant power to decide matters affecting contractors in the residential construction industry. The aim of the seminar is to provide HIA members with an overview of what to expect should a matter affecting them end-up in QCAT.


Ever had a money dispute with a resident home owner?


Your dispute will be dealt with by QCAT. Whether it is $200 or $2 million QCAT has exclusive jurisdiction to hear domestic building matters.


Had problems enforcing your subcontract agreement?


QCAT can decide commercial building disputes up to $50,000. For example, if a subcontractor has completed defective work and fails to rectify how do you recover money incurred to fix those defects? QCAT.


Want to review a QBCC Decision?


QCAT has the power to review certain decisions made by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission including licensing decisions or directions to rectify.


McCarthy Durie Lawyers  will be conducting the free online seminar aimed at equipping HIA members to self-represent in QCAT. Given the current situation the seminar will take place online by Friday 22 May 2020. To book your place email your name, HIA member number and contact details to or call 1300 650 620.