Actions in Respect of Travel Industry

Nature of action Time Limit Period Legislation Provision
Appeal to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) against decision of Commissioner regarding travel agency licences. 28 days after notice of decision. s 26 Travel Agents Act 1988 (Qld)

s 33 Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (Qld)

Application must be made, by filing in the registry, within 28 days after notice of that decision is received by person.
The Travel Agents Act 1988 (Qld) has been repealed.

The Travel Compensation Fund has begun to close down.

Consumers who were entitled to make a claim due to circumstances taking place on or before 30 June 2014 have 1 year to make a claim.

The Travel Compensation Fund will close as soon as possible after 30 June 2015 (i.e. once all outstanding claims have been dealt with).

s 40 Travel Agents Act 1988 (Qld) (repealed)

s 8 Travel Agents Repeal Act 2014 (Qld) s 14 Travel Agents Repeal Act 2014 (Qld) Clause 27.1 of the Travel Compensation Trust Deed

All tourism service providers need to comply with their obligations under the Australian Consumer Law.


See the LawRight ACL guidelines for further information on limitation of actions under the ACL.