What happens next

When we receive your notice of appeal, we’ll check it to make sure it includes the required information, then send a copy of it to ACC.

Before the hearing

We’ll send you a notice of hearing at least 10 days before your hearing begins.

Pre-hearing conference

A phone conference may be held to ensure progress is being made on your appeal and all parties have the information they need.

The hearing

You will need to attend a formal hearing. We’ll tell you the date and time. The hearing will be open to the public unless a request is made for it to be held in private.

The following people may be at the hearing

  • You and your lawyer or advocate
  • A support person
  • ACC's representative(s)
  • An assessor appointed by the Authority if required
  • Any witnesses the Authority has allowed to appear

You should bring the following to the hearing

  • A copy of your submissions
  • A copy of ACC's submissions
  • Paper and pen

Order of events

Hearings are formal and generally follow this order:

  1. You or your lawyer will present your case.
  2. If you have obtained permission from the Authority, you may call witnesses and ACC can ask questions of them.
  3. ACC presents the reasons for their original decision.
  4. The Authority will ask questions of both parties.

Failure to follow court orders

If you don't follow court orders, this will be reported to the Authority. Failure to comply with directions may result in your appeal being dismissed.

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