COAT | Council of Australasian Tribunals

COAT is the national body through which tribunals can come together to examine and compare ideas, working methods, organisation and management, member trainings and support programs.

Latest Publication

23 Jul 2015

Prepared by Associate Professor Pamela O'Connor, this report on Tribunal Independence was commissioned by the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration and the Council of Australasian...

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Next Event

4 Jun - 5 Jun 2015

COAT National Conference 2015 Announcing the COAT National Conference 2015, Dreams & Realities: The Evolution of Tribunals, will be held on 4-5...

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Latest Vacancy

1 Apr 2015

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About the Council of Australasian Tribunals

The COAT is intended to facilitate liaison and discussion between the heads of tribunals. It will support the development of best practice models and model procedural rules, standards of behaviour and conduct for members and increased capacity for training and support for members.

At the inaugural meeting on 6 June 2002 Commonwealth, State, Territory and New Zealand tribunal heads supported a proposal for establishing a Council of Australasian Tribunals... Learn more

Contacting the Council of Australasian Tribunals

If you would like more information about the COAT, please contact Ms Mayda Flanagan, Executive Assistant to The Hon. Justice Duncan Kerr, President, Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Ms Flanagan can be contacted on telephone (03) 6232 1684 or by email at