Apply Online


What applications can and cannot be lodged using this form?

You can use this online form to apply for a review of a decision in any of the following AAT divisions:

  • General Division (including a second review of certain decisions made by the AAT’s Social Services & Child Support Division)
  • Freedom of Information Division
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme Division
  • Security Division
  • Taxation & Commercial Division, and
  • Veterans’ Appeals Division.

You cannot use this online form if you want to apply for a review of a decision that must be reviewed in the AAT’s:

  • Migration & Refugee Division, or
  • Social Services & Child Support Division.

There are separate online forms for these divisions.

We have more information about which online form you should use for different types of decision that the AAT can review.

Can this form be used to apply for a review of more than one decision at the same time?

An individual or organisation can use this online form to apply for a review of more than one decision at the same time, if the decisions are related. If the decisions are not related, separate online applications should be made for each decision.

The online form cannot be used to apply for a review on behalf of more than one individual or organisation at the same time. A separate online form must be completed for each person in relation to the decision that affects them.

If more than one person wants to apply for review of the same decision(s), the online form cannot be used. The application must be lodged in person or by post, email or fax. For more information, go to our How to apply page.

Completing an application online

Before you begin using the online form, make sure you have the decision(s) you want the AAT to review and any other documents you want to send us with your application. The decision should set out important information about your review rights, including the time limit for applying to the AAT for review.

Please be aware that, if you are lodging the application on the last day of a time limit, the application must be received by the AAT no later than:

  • midnight local time if you are lodging from a location within Australia, or
  • midnight Australian Capital Territory local time, if lodging from outside Australia.
Time limits

If the time limit has expired, you may be able to use this online form to apply for an extension of time to make your application. We can extend most, but not all, time limits. More information about time limits is available on our Time limits page.

Fees

There is no application fee to apply to us for a review of some types of decisions (e.g. decisions about Commonwealth workers’ compensation, family assistance or social security payments, military compensation, the National Disability Insurance Scheme, or veterans’ entitlements). For the review of other types of decisions, you must pay a fee. If a fee is payable, you can pay the fee by credit card (MasterCard or Visa only) when you apply online. More information about fees is available on our Fees page.

Does the decision continue to operate if I apply for a review?

Yes, a decision usually continues to operate while it is being reviewed by the AAT. In some cases, the AAT can order that the decision be suspended while the review takes place.

If you want to ask the AAT to suspend the operation of the decision, you must fill out a Request for Stay Order form. You can upload the completed form on the Documents page of the online application form. Alternatively, you can lodge the form in person or by post, email or fax. For more information, go to our How to apply page.

If you are unable to complete your application in one session, you can save what you have done and return to it later by selecting the Save for Later button.

If you want more information or assistance about how to make an online application, call us on 1800 228 333.

You will require the following to complete an application for review online:
  • The decision you want the AAT to review.
  • A valid email address.
  • If an application fee is payable and you want to pay the fee online, a MasterCard or Visa card.
When completing an application:
  • You must complete the form in English.
  • You are encouraged to complete the application with as much information as possible. Applications with missing information may take longer to process.

Make a new application
Lodge an online application for review of a decision (other than a decision that must be reviewed in the AAT’s Migration & Refugee Division or Social Services & Child Support Division).
Return to a saved application
Return to and complete a saved application for review of a decision.