What is eCase Search?

eCase Search is a service that allows parties, representatives and members of the public to search for, and access, publicly accessible information about select applications lodged with the AAT.

Please note the Terms and conditions of use.

Users must carefully evaluate the accuracy, relevance, completeness and suitability of the information for their use or purpose. The AAT does not offer a warranty that the information provided is complete, up-to-date, fit or sufficient for any purpose.

For tips on how to search cases, including the kinds of searches that can be done, visit How to use eCase Search.

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What cases can be searched?

eCase Search only contains information about applications lodged with the AAT from 18 March 2013. For applications lodged from 1 July 2015, it provides access to information in relation to applications in the following AAT divisions:

  • General Division
  • Freedom of Information Division
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme Division
  • Small Business Taxation Division
  • Taxation & Commercial Division
  • Veterans’ Appeals Division.

eCase Search does not include information about applications in any of the following Divisions:

  • Migration & Refugee Division
  • Security Division
  • Social Services & Child Support Division.

No information is available about an application if:

  • the AAT has made a suppression or non-publication order in relation to the application
  • there is a statutory requirement prohibiting the disclosure of information about the application
  • there is a requirement that any hearing take place in private.

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What type of case information is available?

eCase Search contains the following types of information about an application:

  • name of each party to an application
  • name of any party's representative
  • date the application was lodged
  • type of application
  • registry dealing with the application
  • listing dates: past and future
  • current status of the application
  • final outcome of the application
  • decision number for any decision associated with the final outcome.

eCase Search also includes information about key documents lodged with the AAT, including:

  • type of document
  • date on which it was lodged
  • which party lodged the document.

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What case information is not available?

The following information is not available on eCase Search:

  • the content of any documents lodged with the AAT
  • information on directions or interlocutory orders made by the AAT during the course of the review
  • the content of AAT decisions.

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Access to documents

For information about accessing information and documents in AAT cases, see our Access to information and documents in AAT cases page.

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What do I do if I am concerned about information on eCase Search?

The AAT can order that information be kept confidential if it believes there is good reason to do so. You can apply for an order by writing to the AAT stating what information you want kept confidential and why. For more information, see our fact sheet Privacy and confidentiality at the AAT.

If you believe that information on eCase Search is incorrect, contact the AAT registry dealing with your application.

For more information about how the AAT handles personal information, see our Privacy page.

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How long after lodgement will my case information be available on eCase Search?

Information about a case is usually first made available on eCase Search seven days after an application has been lodged.

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How often is eCase Search updated?

eCase Search is not updated in real time. It is updated overnight to include any information that was added on the previous day.

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Questions and feedback

If you believe that information on eCase Search is incorrect, email generalreviews@aat.gov.au.

For technical issues or to comment on eCase Search, email eCaseSearch@aat.gov.au.