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 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 government decisions about:
    • Blue Cards;
    • Disability Worker Screening;
    • Child Safety;
    • Victims Assist;
    • State Penalties Enforcement Registry (SPER); and
    • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA);
  • Guardianship and administration;
  • Anti-discrimination;
  • Right to Information and Information Privacy;
  • Disciplinary matters for health practitioners; and
  • Appeals and reopenings.

We may also be able to assist with minor debt and residential tenancy matters where another community legal centre cannot help. For matters outside our usual areas, help is subject to our capacity and expertise.

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. Currently, appointments are usually by telephone. If a telephone appointment would not be suitable for you, you can discuss this with us at the time of booking.

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

Level 10, 259 Queen Street, Brisbane
P: (07) 3564 7561
E: tribunal.cts@lawright.org.au
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (subject to public health restrictions)