Requesting a lengthy review or minor change hearing

Where the hearing of:

  • a review
  • an application in a pending proceeding; or
  • an application for final judgment involving a minor change

is likely to exceed 10 minutes, but will take no longer than 60 minutes, the Brisbane Court will hear these matters during a P and E applications week.

The P and E application weeks for the current year can be found on the P and E Court Calendar (PDF, 250.1 KB) .

Parties must contact the P&E List Manager by email to request a hearing date. As per Practice direction 2 of 2020, parties cannot request a hearing until all material and any outline of argument, which the parties will rely on at the hearing, have been filed with the court.

Parties to minor change applications or other substantive applications set down in a P and E applications week should send to the Associate of the presiding judge their written submissions, together with any other material intended to be given to the judge, by 4:00pm on the day prior to the hearing.

Registries outside of Brisbane should be contacted directly regarding local practices.

Request template

The parties must use the Request template below when seeking a hearing date.

If your request is granted, P&E List Manager will confirm the hearing date allocated by the court.

File No:  
Name of active parties:  
Preferred hearing date:  
Is the matter a lengthy review, application in pending proceeding or minor change hearing (whether or not including final orders)  
Has all the material and arguments on which the parties will rely been filed:  
Is the matter contested:  
Estimated time for hearing:
(10 minutes up to 60 minutes)        
If the request is communicated by a party on behalf of the active parties, it must:
  • State that all active parties join in the   request; and
  • Include a copy of written evidence of the   consent of all other active parties