In late June 2018, NCAT announced its Members will resume hearing all matters
where one or more parties resides interstate.
Issues arose for NCAT’s Consumer and Commercial Division in February 2017 when the NSW Court of Appeal declared NCAT had no jurisdiction if one or more parties lived in another state.
At the time, REINSW President, Leanne Pilkington, stated the decision would prevent parties having their dispute resolved by NCAT and exposed tenants and landlords to additional issues and costs.
REINSW has strongly lobbied the government to find a resolution for over a year.