Practice Directions and President’s Directions

The President may give directions under section 18B of the Administrative Appeals Act 1975 in relation to the operations of the AAT, the procedure of the AAT, the conduct of reviews by the AAT, the arrangement of business of the AAT and places at which the AAT may sit.

The following directions are currently in force.

ALL DIVISIONS

General Practice Direction PDF RTF
Giving Documents or Things to the AAT Practice Direction PDF RTF
Allocation of Business to Divisions of the AAT President’s Direction PDF RTF
Constituting the Tribunal President's Direction PDF RTF

ALL DIVISIONS (OTHER THAN THE MIGRATION & REFUGEE DIVISION)

Lodgement of Documents under sections 37 and 38AA of the AAT Act Practice Direction PDF RTF

MIGRATION & REFUGEE DIVISION

Migration and Refugee Matters Practice Direction PDF RTF
Conducting Migration and Refugee Reviews President’s Direction PDF RTF
Prioritising Cases in Migration and Refugee Division President’s Direction PDF RTF

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME DIVISION

Review of National Disability Insurance Scheme Decisions Practice Direction PDF RTF

SOCIAL SERVICES & CHILD SUPPORT DIVISION

Child Support Review Directions PDF RTF

TAXATION & COMMERCIAL DIVISION

Review of Taxation and Commercial Decisions Practice Direction PDF RTF

GENERAL & OTHER DIVISIONS

Freedom of Information Practice Direction PDF RTF
Timing of Requests under Section 50A of the Archives Act 1983 or Section 60A of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 Practice Direction PDF RTF
Taxation of Costs Practice Direction PDF RTF

Guides

Guides provide more detailed information about particular areas of the AAT’s jurisdiction.

Guide to Social Services and Related Jurisdiction PDF RTF
Guide to Workers' Compensation Jurisdiction PDF RTF

Guidelines

Guidelines provide information and guidance in relation to particular aspects of AAT practice and procedures.

Persons Giving Expert and Opinion Evidence Guideline PDF RTF
Use of Concurrent Evidence in the AAT Guideline PDF RTF