Planning and Environment Court

The Planning and Environment Court hears matters relating to planning and development, protection for environment and coasts, marine parks, conservation areas and more.

This section contains information about how the Planning and Environment Court works and how to start proceedings.


Directions/review hearings in Brisbane are held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings at 9.15am.

The ADR Registrar may adjourn matters ‘on the papers’ if all active parties have applied and given consent by email before 1pm on the preceding day (see practice direction 02/2014, rules 13 and 14).

Callover list

View the sitting list for callover and pre-callover review dates

About the Planning and Environment Court

How the P and E Court works, including types of proceedings and matters heard, judges, relevant legislation and rules, and other useful resources

Going to Planning and Environment Court

About alternative dispute resolution, application process, hearing process and representing yourself in the court

Accessing court files

Accessing, downloading and printing documents for active Planning and Environment Court files

Court costs

Types of costs that may apply in the Planning and Environment Court, depending when your proceedings began


The fee amounts for filing appeals and applications, and searching and copying records in the Planning and Environment Court


The list of forms you may need for Planning and Environment Court proceedings

Practice directions

Practice directions published from 2000 to the present

Advice for practitioners

How to request an adjournment, book a without prejudice or case management conference, request development approval changes, seek a court order and request an appearance by telephone


Locations and details of Queensland’s Planning and Environment Courts