The Practice Manuals for Tribunals is a resource that has been developed by COAT to assist tribunal members in carrying out their duties. The manuals provide information and practical guidance on a range of practice issues that will be relevant to the diverse group of tribunals that may be members of COAT. The manuals cover areas such as procedural fairness, conducting hearings and making decisions.
The Practice Manual for Tribunals was first published in April 2006. It was produced with the generous assistance of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration and the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General. A second edition of the Practice Manual was published in early 2009. The Fourth Edition was published in September 2017.
A hard copy of the Practice Manual for Tribunals is provided to the head of each tribunal that becomes a member of COAT. Stock is now depleted.
Please click here to download a PDF format of the Fourth Edition of the Practice Manual for Tribunals. Please note that you need to download the pdf and save it, then open your Adobe reader program and open the file from there to be able to view and use the index.
An update of the Practice Manual is currently in planning.
Any enquiries relating to access to the Practice Manual for Tribunals or Best Practice Guides should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.