​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 |

Goods that can be recovered

This section has information about:​

    Alert iconThe information in thi​​​​s topic is for goods valued up to $10 000. You should get legal advice if your disput​e is about goods worth more than this.

    ​Goods that can be recover​​ed

    The variety of goods that can be recovered is wide, and can include:

    • cars
    • jewellery
    • pets
    • furniture.  

    Goods that can't be recovered

    The information in this topic should not be used in disputes about things like:

    • land
    • property that has become part of the land (these are called fixtures): like a house or a fence.

    If the dispute is over this type of property, you should get legal advice.

    If you are trying to claim goods from someone and they have given or sold those goods to a third party, you should get legal advice.  

    Types of goods covered by different rules

    There are special rules about recovering some goods, for example:

    • goods left behind by a tenant in a rented property
    • goods left behind by a boarder in a boarding house
    • goods left in storage with a business or at a repair shop to be fixed
    • property that is included in a Property Recovery Order in an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO) case
    • goods held by your spouse or partner after a marriage or de facto relationship has ended
    • documents held by a solicitor
    • goods left with a pawnbroker
    • animals left to graze on land (known as 'agistment'). 

    The rules for getting these goods back are different to the information in this topic.

    If you have a dispute about the goods that are mentioned above, there may be a better way to solve the problem. You should get legal advice ​about what is the best option for you.

    Icon: HintFor more information:

    You can also go to the NCAT website for more information about uncollected goods and other tenancy disputes.

    FAQs

    For answers to commonly asked questions, see Disputes about goods - Frequently Asked Questions. ​



    Further infor​​mation

    Tenants Union

    NCAT