Tribunal forms and fees
The fees are listed in Dust Diseases Tribunal Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2020. (PDF , n/a)
The preferred payment method is credit card.
How to lodge forms
Completed forms can be lodged via DX, post or in person at the Tribunal registry unless an exception applies.
'Online' filing of documents and subpoena material is not currently available.
Some forms require a filing fee to be paid at the time of lodgement.
To begin an asbestos-related claim, the Statement of Claim form must be completed and lodged at the Tribunal Registry together with the filing fee. The plaintiff must then serve the claim on the other parties.
Where a claim is related to previous asbestos exposure, the following 3 prescribed forms may apply in addition to, or in place of, some Uniform Civil Procedure Rule forms:
The Plaintiff’s Statement of Particulars form is to be completed and lodged together with a UCPR Form 1 cover page at the Tribunal Registry. The plaintiff must then serve the form on all other parties.
Defendant’s Reply (Form 2 in Schedule 2 of the Regulation) (DOC , 158.0 KB)
In response to the claim, the Defendant is to complete and file a Defendant’s Reply form together with a completed UCPR Form 1 cover page at the Tribunal Registry. The defendant must then serve the Reply on all other parties to the claim.
Claims Information (Form 3 in Schedule 3 of the Regulation) (DOC , 47.5 KB).
When the claim is finished, each party must complete the Claims Information form and return it to the Tribunal Registrar. Parties can do this by lodging the form over the counter at the Tribunal Registry or by DX or post.
Please refer to the Dust Diseases Tribunal Regulation 2013 and associated legislation for more form related information.
Advice to Practitioners No. 2 of 2013 - Urgent Statements of Claim (DOC , 85.0 KB), may apply when the Plaintiff is gravely ill.
Subpoena and other Court forms may be downloaded from the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules website.
Uniform Civil Procedure Rules forms
For all other forms go to the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules website.
Other dust-related (non-asbestos) claims
Below is a list of some commonly used forms that can be downloaded from the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules website.
A Statement of Claim Form is used to begin a claim. This form is to be completed and lodged at the Tribunal Registry together with the filing fee. The plaintiff must then serve the filed claim form on other parties.
Next, the Plaintiff’s Statement of Particulars (form 1 in Schedule 2 of the Regulation) should be completed and lodged with a completed UCPR Form 1 cover page at the Tribunal Registry. The plaintiff must then serve the filed form on the other parties.
In response to the claim, the Defendant is to complete and file a Reply form with a completed UCPR Form 1 cover page at the Tribunal Registry. The defendant must then service the Reply on all other parties to the claim.
Regarding subpoena, please note that where a party is not represented by a legal practitioner, the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 require that leave of the court be granted before a subpoena can be issued. Note it’s rule 7.3 of the UCPR.
Form for Transcripts
A transcript of a hearing can be ordered by completing a Transcript request form (DOC , 60.5 KB) and lodging it at the Tribunal registry together with the applicable deposit fee. If you send the transcript request by email, you can phone the Registry to pay the filing fee by credit card.
Form for Non-party access to the court file
To request non-party access to a court file, please complete and lodge a Non-party Access to court file form (DOC , 113.5 KB). Please outline the specific reasons as to why access should be granted.
Forms to access the Audio Video Link (Video courtroom)
A request that evidence be heard via Audio Video Link (AVL) must be made to the Judge, usually via a Notice of Motion with a supporting affidavit.
If the order is granted, the party making the request should:
- make the relevant arrangements for the evidence to be taken remotely including paying a booking fee to use the 'Remote' evidence site
- complete the forms listed below so the Tribunal Registry and the Judge's Associate can work with the Multimedia Operations team to arrange the video link. The booking fee helps cover Court call costs. Additional costs may apply to interstate and international calls.
Request for Video Link form (DOC , 46.0 KB)
Information on use of Video Courtroom (DOC , 45.0 KB)
Video Link Remote Site Specification form (DOC , 52.5 KB)