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QCAT extends in-person hearings to all jurisdictions

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has returned to in-person hearings for all jurisdictions as of this week.

However, all directions hearings, compulsory conferences and mediations are to continue by phone until further notice.

QCAT, which resumed in-person hearings for guardianship matters earlier this month, reminds everyone attending hearings that they will be required to provide their details for potential contact tracing and sign a COVID-19 declaration.

Anyone who would prefer to attend their hearing by phone or video link may seek to do so – for guardianship matters by nominating phone or video attendance as their preference, and in all other matters by making an application for leave to appear remotely.

The filing of documents can be done by post or in person, with some instances allowed by email where provided for under Practice Direction No.1 of 2016.

More information and relevant practice directions can be found on the QCAT website.

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