Requesting an appearance by phone

The Planning and Environment Court (P and E Court) may allow out-of-town lawyers, agents and parties to appear at reviews by phone.

Appearance by phone in Brisbane

If you need to appear by phone, contact the Associate of the presiding judge no later than 12pm the day before the review so appropriate bookings can be made. The associate will give you the details on how to call into the court.

Ideally, you should make your request by email.

Unless the Associate gives you different instructions, on the day of the review:

  1. Call 1800 173 224 at 9.10am to connect to the teleconference for the Planning and Environment Court at 9.15am (or five minutes before the specified time).
  2. Listen to a recorded voice welcome you and prompt you to enter the PIN provided by the Associate. Enter the number followed by the hash (#) key.
  3. Wait for the recorded voice to advise that your PIN has been confirmed and connect you to the conference. You’ll hear music until the bailiff calls in from the courtroom.
  4. Wait for the judge enter the courtroom and call the list. The judge is likely to call matters involving phone appearances first.
  5. Announce your appearance when your matter is called.
  6. To help reduce background noise in the court, until your matter is called, place your phone on mute, not hold.

See the contact details for each associate of the P and E Court judges in Brisbane.

Appearance by phone in courts outside Brisbane

For appearances by phone at registries outside of Brisbane, contact the registry where the matter is filed or the associate of the presiding judge.

See the contact details for each associate of the P and E Court judges:

Associate Contacts

Associate to Chief Judge Devereaux SC


Phone: (07) 3738 7566

Associate to Judge Richards


Phone: (07) 3738 7528

Associate to Judge Rackemann (Brisbane – Listings Judge)


Phone: (07) 3738 7546

Associate to Judge Rafter SC


Phone: (07) 3738 7568

Associate to Judge Everson


Phone: (07) 3738 7562

Associate to Judge Jones


Phone: (07) 3738 7558

Associate to Judge Long SC (Maroochydore)


Phone: (07) 5376 5144

Associate to Judge Horneman-Wren SC (Ipswich)


Phone: (07) 3470 7374

Associate to Judge Morzone QC (Cairns)


Phone: (07) 4280 6066

Associate to Judge Kent QC (Southport)


Phone: (07) 5675 7118

Associate to Judge Muir (Southport)


Phone: (07) 5675 7114

Associate to Judge Kefford


Phone: (07) 3738 7556

Associate to Judge Fantin (Cairns)


Phone: (07) 4280 6064

Associate to Judge Williamson, QC


Phone: (07) 3738 7550

Associate to Judge Coker (Townsville)


Phone: (07) 4781 8609

Associate to Judge Cash, QC (Maroochydore)


Phone: (07) 5376 5145