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Withdraw a QCAT application or referral

This is Form 58 under the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009.

You may only withdraw an application or referral you have made to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) before the matter is heard and decided by the tribunal.

Applications can be withdrawn for a number of reasons. For example, the matter may be resolved in mediation so there is no need for a final hearing.

If you withdraw your QCAT application or referral you can’t apply again or request a further referral about the same facts or circumstances without the leave of the tribunal.

This form will only withdraw your application, it will not affect any counter-applications made against you in the proceeding.

Who can use this form

An applicant can use this form to withdraw an application they have lodged with QCAT.

The application to withdraw can include

  • the initiating application (i.e. the first application you made about the matter)
  • another application filed during the tribunal process (e.g. a request to attend by telephone or a request for legal representation).

Who cannot use this form

Some applications require leave of the tribunal for an application or referral to be withdrawn.

You cannot use this form to withdraw an application or referral made by another party, even if you think you have reached an agreement.

What you need to complete this form

To complete this form you will need:

  • your case number
  • the details of the application or referral you wish to withdraw
  • your contact details
  • the respondent’s contact details, including their full address.

What happens next

When you submit this form online, it is automatically received by QCAT.

Your application is not filed until we seal it (i.e. stamp it with the official QCAT stamp). A sealed copy of your notice will be sent to you at the email address you provide.

After you have given (served) the sealed copy of the notice of withdrawal of application or referral to each respondent, the application is finalised.

What you must do

You must serve a sealed copy of your application to each respondent as soon as possible to withdraw your application.

Legal advice

If you are unsure about your legal rights you should get legal advice.

Contact QCAT

You can contact the QCAT registry by:

Further information

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Protecting your privacy

We collect your contact details to ensure QCAT proceedings comply with the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009. We may contact you to help evaluate the QCAT operations. You do not have to participate in feedback or surveys. If you do participate no identifying information will be published. We will not disclose your contact details or any other personal information to a third party unless required by law.

Last updated
28 July 2016
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