Like a number of Australian courts and tribunals, the AAT has not yet announced a date when in-person hearings will resume.
We are, however, well advanced in our planning at a national level to make all AAT workplaces ‘COVID-safe’. This is a key priority for the Tribunal at the moment because it means we can minimise the risk of spreading the coronavirus as more people progressively return to work in, and visit, our registries. Some of the actions we have already taken include:
- installing relevant signage
- deep cleaning our public areas and common work spaces
- making hygiene equipment and sanitising products readily available for members and staff working onsite, and for the few users who need to visit us in-person (this is currently only happening in rare circumstances by prior arrangement, for example, tradespeople).
We have also engaged an occupational hygienist to inspect our largest registries and audit our processes in all locations. This will mean any measures we implement to be COVID-safe are informed by expert advice on infection control and social distancing.
While in-person hearings have not yet resumed, there has been little impact on the services we have been able to provide online and by hearing matters remotely. Find out more about how to access our services at this time.
Please continue to monitor this website for further updates.