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Fees (appeals and declarations)

If you want to appeal to the Development Tribunals (Tribunals), you need to pay a fee. This fee is not refundable if you lodge an appeal and then decide to withdraw the appeal. There is also no provision under the Planning Act 2016 to waive an appeal fee for financial hardship.

You should talk to the Registrar first to decide which fees are necessary, and to get payment details. Some common appeal fees are set out in the table below.

Call 1800 804 833 for more information.

Subject of appeal/declaration

No site inspection by Tribunal

Site inspection by Tribunal 

Class 1 or Class 10 building



Class 2 to Class 9 building (floor area of 500 square metres or less)



Class 2 to Class 9 building (floor area greater than 500 square metres)



Appeals under the SEQ Water Act:

Section 99BRBE

Section 99BRBF or BRBFA






Infrastructure charges notice or conversion application







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