Withdrawing an application
After an application is lodged with the CTTT, the applicant may wish to withdraw the application. Withdrawing an application cancels the hearing and finalises the matter.
The withdrawal of an application occurs in approximately 20% of matters. This may be because the dispute was resolved without the need for a hearing, or the parties have found another way to deal with the dispute.
How to withdraw your application
Only the applicant or their representative can withdraw an application. To request the withdrawal of your application, make your request in writing. If there is more than one applicant, the request to withdraw must be made with the consent of all applicants.
There is no time limit for withdrawals. However you should advise the CTTT as soon as you are aware that a hearing is no longer required.
Step 1: Put your request in writing
When making a written request for the withdrawal of your application, please include the following information:
- Your file number (for example: RT01/23456)
- The hearing date and venue (if applicable)
- Your name
- Your telephone and email contact details
- Specify whether you have notified the respondent of your intention to withdraw your application
- Sign the withdrawal request.
A form is available to assist applicants withdraw their application.
Download and complete the Request to withdraw application form (PDF size:108kb).
Step 2: Send your request in person, by post, or fax
Send your request to withdraw your application in writing, addressed to ‘The Registrar'.
Send your completed 'Request to withdraw application' form including written consent where multiple applicants are involved.
The contact details for the Registry office managing your application appears on the bottom of the Notice of Hearing. Visit our Contact us page for details for each CTTT Registry office.
Step 3: Receive CTTT orders confirming withdrawal of application
Once the CTTT Registry has received your request to withdraw the application, a Notice of Order will be sent to all parties advising them that the application has been withdrawn. You will not be required to attend the hearing.
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