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When to appeal

A party who is dissatisfied with an order made by the registrar at a case management conference (CMC) may file an appeal within 7 working days after the date on which the order was made.

Note
If you missed a court session and an order was made in your absence, you must apply to set aside the order instead of filing an appeal.

Key facts

If you are filing the appeal, you are the appellant.

The other party is the respondent.

Refer to the following to find out how to file an appeal against an order made by a registrar.

When to file

Within 7 working days after the date on which the order was made.

Filing fee

$100

How to file

Through the Community Justice and Tribunals System (CJTS).

Tip
All applications must be filed through CJTS. If you need access to computers, visit the Business Centre at the State Courts, Level 2 during operating hours.

What you will need

You should prepare the following (where applicable) before you file:

  • Your claim number.
  • The order number.
  • Your grounds (reasons) of appeal.
  • A soft copy of supporting documents (if any) in PDF format.

How to file and serve

You will need to follow these steps to file and serve an appeal against an order made by a registrar.

Step

Result

1. File your appeal

 

Your appeal against an order made by a registrar is filed in CJTS.

2. Serve documents on the respondent

 

The respondent is notified of your appeal.

When: within 7 working days after the date on which the order was made.

Log in to CJTS. Under the Online Applications tab, select Appeal Against Order of Registrar and follow the instructions to fill in the required information.

For detailed instructions, refer to the CJTS user guide for filing employment disputes (PDF, 4.54 MB).

Serve a copy of the following documents to the respondent within 7 working days of the date of filing the appeal:

  • The Notice of Appeal.
  • The Notice of Hearing.

When: within 7 working days of the date of filing of the appeal.

You may serve the documents on the respondent through one of the following ways:

Service method

What it is

Personal Delivery

Delivering hard copies of the documents personally to the respondent.

Registered post

(if to an individual) Sending hard copies of the documents to the respondent's last known residential or registered address in an envelope addressed to them.

(if to a business entity) Sending hard copies of the documents to the respondent's ACRA registered address in an envelope addressed to them.

CJTS

Submitting soft copies of the documents to the claimant through CJTS.

Others

Delivering the documents by any means (including fax or email) as directed by the Employment Claims Tribunals (ECT).

After you file

You and the respondent will have to attend court on the scheduled date and time mentioned in the Notice of Hearing. This is when a tribunal magistrate will decide whether to allow or dismiss your appeal.

If your appeal is dismissed, the order made by the registrar stands.

Note

You must attend your appeal hearing. If you are absent, the ECT may dismiss your application.

Need help?

The information here is for general guidance as the courts do not provide legal advice. If you need further help, you may want to get independent legal advice.

Find out more

Resources

Refer to the The Employment Claims Tribunals Guide (PDF, 2.12 MB).

2021/07/23

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