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.

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 COAT, please contact Ms Kathryn McKenzie, COAT Secretariat

Ms Mc Kenzie can be contacted on telephone 0418 281 116 or by email at


Latest News & Events

How can I participate in COAT?

There are a number of opportunities to participate in the COAT..

COAT VIC 2016 Conference 22 APR 2016

“Tribunals, Boards, and Panels – Issues of Procedural Fairness" at Oaks on Market, Melbourne REGISTRATION CLOSED

2016 COAT National Conference 9 JUN - 10 JUN 2016

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart. COAT National Conference "Between CATs and Courts". REGISTRATION CLOSED

COAT NSW 2016 Conference 26 AUG 2016

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the tenth annual COAT NSW Conference to be held at Dockside, Darling Harbour Sydney.

Whitmore lecture - 12 October 2016, Sydney 5.30pm

This year the Whitmore lecture will be delivered by The Hon. Justice Margaret Beazley AO, President, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of NSW.