​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

Appeals

If you are unhappy with a decision made by a court or tribunal you may be able to appeal the decision.

    ​What ​​is an appeal?

    An appeal involves an application to have the decision of a court or tribunal cancelled or changed. An appeal may result in an internal review of the decision, for example, by an appeals panel, or it may involve a higher court looking at the decision again.

    Whether you can appeal and what parts of the decision you can appeal against, varies between different types of cases.

    Time limits

    There is usually a time limit for filing an appeal. It is commonly 21 or 28 days from the date of the decision. In some cases, the court hearing the appeal can choose to extend the time limit.

    If you want to appeal a decision, you should get legal advice.

    Who decides an appeal?

    Who hears your appeal will depend on which court or tribunal heard your case and what your case was about. There are some types of cases where you have no right of appeal.
    For a guide on where you may be able to appeal to, see the table below.

    ​​Court or tribunal​Appeal to
    ​Local Court​District Court
    ​District Court​Supreme Court
    ​Supreme Court​Court of Appeal
    ​NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)​Appeals panel of NCAT
    Fair Work Commission (the Commission)Full Bench of the Commission
    Federal Circuit CourtFederal Court

    Alert iconIf you are not sure whether you can appeal, you should get legal advice.

    Alert iconBefore you file an appeal, you should get legal advice. You will need advice about:​

    • whether you have a right to appeal
    • what the time limit is for the appeal
    • whether there are any restrictions on that particular kind of appeal
    • whether your appeal is likely to be successful
    • what costs you are likely to pay if you win the appeal, and if you lose the appeal. ​