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, 277 KB RTF, 614 KB
Giving Documents or Things to the AAT Practice Direction PDF, 261 KB RTF, 142 KB
Allocation of Business to Divisions of the AAT President’s Direction PDF, 196 KB RTF, 123 KB
Constituting the Tribunal President's Direction PDF, 230 KB RTF, 575 KB

ALL DIVISIONS (OTHER THAN THE MIGRATION & REFUGEE DIVISION)

Lodgement of Documents under sections 37 and 38AA of the AAT Act Practice Direction PDF, 177 KB RTF, 288 KB

MIGRATION & REFUGEE DIVISION

Migration and Refugee Matters Practice Direction PDF, 164 KB RTF, 206 KB
Conducting Migration and Refugee Reviews President’s Direction PDF, 217 KB RTF, 499 KB
Prioritising Cases in Migration and Refugee Division President’s Direction PDF, 144 KB RTF, 118 KB

NATIONAL DISABILITY INSURANCE SCHEME DIVISION

Review of National Disability Insurance Scheme Decisions Practice Direction PDF, 188 KB RTF, 287 KB

SOCIAL SERVICES & CHILD SUPPORT DIVISION

Child Support Review Directions PDF, 202 KB RTF, 441 KB

TAXATION & COMMERCIAL DIVISION

Review of Taxation and Commercial Decisions Practice Direction PDF, 269 KB RTF, 401 KB

GENERAL & OTHER DIVISIONS

Freedom of Information Practice Direction PDF, 186 KB RTF, 131 KB
Timing of Requests under Section 50A of the Archives Act 1983 or Section 60A of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 Practice Direction PDF, 156 KB RTF, 122 KB
Taxation of Costs Practice Direction PDF, 154 KB RTF, 175 KB

Guides

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

Guide to Social Services and Related Jurisdiction PDF, 395 KB RTF, 1.1 MB
Guide to Workers' Compensation Jurisdiction PDF, 386 KB RTF, 888 KB

Guidelines

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

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Persons Giving Expert and Opinion Evidence Guideline PDF, 196 KB RTF, 183 KB
Use of Concurrent Evidence in the AAT Guideline PDF, 211 KB RTF, 205 KB