Justice in an accessible and modern forum.
NTCAT commenced operations on 6 October 2014 under the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act
NTCAT is the new ‘super tribunal’ for the Northern Territory. It is designed to be a one stop shop for reviewing a wide range of administrative decisions and resolving certain civil disputes. In addition, NTCAT will have jurisdiction in areas relating to regulation of professions and protection of civil rights. The NTCAT Act requires NTCAT to promote the best principles of public administration, to resolve disputes through high quality processes and the use of mediation and alternative dispute resolution procedures wherever appropriate, to be accessible to all, especially people with special needs, to ensure efficient and cost-effective processes for all parties involved, to use straight forward language and procedures, to act with as little formality and technicality as possible and to be flexible in the way in which it conducts its business.
NTCAT’s jurisdiction will expand over time with new jurisdictions gradually phased into its business.
|From 1 May 2016, NTCAT will have jurisdiction over Small Claims matters. For more information about this new NTCAT jurisdiction please see:
A summary of the types of matters NTCAT will be able to deal with can be accessed under the Matter types / Jurisdiction topic.
If you have any questions or require assistance please contact the NTCAT registry staff.
To learn more about how NTCAT deals with matters and also obtain answers to frequently asked questions please see "NTCAT General Information - How NTCAT Will Deal With Your Matter".