This guide will help you enforce an order from the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) for the payment of money.
You can also use this guide to help you enforce an order from the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT). From 1 January 2014, orders of the CTTT are treated as if they were orders made by NCAT.
This guide will not help you enforce an order for work be done or an order for possession of property. If you want to enforce an order that work be done or an order for possession of property you can get further information from the NCAT website or get
There are three steps you need to take to enforce an order of NCAT:
You need to get a document that confirms the order that has been made by NCAT (or the CTTT). This is called a 'certified copy of the order'.
You can contact NCAT to request a certified copy by telephone or in writing. NCAT contact details are on the
NCAT website. There is no fee for this service. NCAT will send a certified copy of the order to you.
Once you have a certified copy of the order you need to take it to a Local Court. The certified order will be registered as a judgment of the Local Court.
You will need to complete one form:
Once you have a registered judgment, you can start enforcement action to try to get the money you are owed.
You will be called the 'judgment creditor'. The respondent will be called the 'judgment debtor'.