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8/07/2020

The AAT is taking steps to resume limited in-person hearings in our Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Perth and Sydney registries.

We have, to date, been able to minimise the impact on our services through the provision of online registry support and by hearing matters remotely. However, we are mindful that there are some circumstances in which a remote hearing may not be practicable and where the matter may not be deferred.

We will consider the listing of in-person hearings on a case by case basis in accordance with the AAT’s practice directions.  In appropriate matters, in-person hearings are expected to commence within the next few weeks. Parties will be contacted by the Tribunal as to hearing arrangements.

Most AAT hearings and all AAT conferences will continue to be conducted remotely by video conference or telephone for some time.

We are taking a staged approach to recommencing in-person hearings because the health and wellbeing of our members, staff, visitors and the wider community remains a key priority.

Please keep monitoring this website for updates.