NCAT can reinstate proceedings that were dismissed because you failed to appear at the hearing. A reinstatement reopens the case with a new hearing.
If you are the original applicant or appellant, and you have a reasonable excuse for not attending the hearing, you can apply for a reinstatement.
You must apply within 7 days after the Tribunal made orders dismissing the application or appeal.
If you apply outside of the time limit, you can request a time extension as part of your application. NCAT will not always agree to a request for a time extension.
A Tribunal Member will decide whether to grant the reinstatement. The matter may be listed for hearing or decided on the written material only (called a 'hearing on the papers').
Before making a decision, NCAT will send a copy of the application to the other parties and ask for their view on having the application reinstated.
NCAT can make the following orders in reinstatement applications:
08 Sep 2022
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