Application process at a glance
1. Check you can apply
Before applying, you need to:
- understand if you are eligible to apply
- understand what type of dispute you have
- understand the resolution methods you can choose from
- read our information on costs
- contact your sporting body to find out whether they recognise the NST in their rules as the dispute resolution body of choice – if not, you and they must agree to bring the matter to us
You will need this information for the application form.
The application form outlines all the details we need to accept the case, including:
- the parties involved (you, your sporting body, and possibly others)
- the circumstances around the dispute
- any relevant documentation that we require
For matters that are not anti-doping disputes, you must pay the application fee.
Complete all required fields of the application form, providing as much additional information as possible.
You can submit additional information later in the process. However, if you want an expedited dispute resolution process you should include all arguments, evidence and exhibits that you will rely on at the time of application.
3. Pay the application fee
Pay the relevant application fee, based on the type of dispute resolution you are seeking. You can pay for your application using direct deposit or a credit card.
- BSB: 092-009
- Account number: 114 071
- Your reference number will be NST20 + first three letters of applicant’s surname + last four digits of applicant’s primary phone number. For example, if your name is Humphrey Twain, whose phone number is 0412 345 678, your reference number will be NST20TWA5678.
- Send us evidence of your successful payment. For instance, take a screenshot of the payment confirmation and upload it with your application form.
- You can pay by credit card over the phone on (02) 6289 1095 between 9am and 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday.
- Quote your reference number when making payment. Your reference number will be NST20 + first three letters of your surname + last four digits of your primary phone number. For example, if your name is Humphrey Twain, whose phone number is 0412 345 678, your reference number will be NST20TWA5678.
- Quote your receipt number when submitting your application.
4. Submit the form
Include evidence that the NST has jurisdiction to resolve the matter, either:
- a copy of your sporting body rules that refer to/recognise the NST
- agreement from all involved parties for the NST to resolve your specific dispute (see the form Agreement to bring a dispute to the National Sports Tribunal)
You must submit documents in the following formats:
- PDF format for statutory declarations or affidavits
- Word, RTF or PDF format for all other documents
You must submit documents without security restrictions.
When you email documents to us, your covering email must include:
- your name, address, and telephone number
- an email address to which the Tribunal can send notices or other documentation (if different from the address you are sending from)
- the matter number for the dispute, if the document relates to an existing matter, and you have been given the number
If you are having trouble submitting documents via email, please contact us.
5. Send copies to all other parties in the dispute
Send a copy of your application and any additional supporting documentation submitted to the NST to all other parties to the dispute. For example, your sporting body, and any other person or body that needs to be a party to the case.
Whenever you lodge a document with us in relation to a dispute, you must also provide the same documents to other parties to the dispute.
6. We validate the application
Once you have submitted your completed application form, our Registry staff will validate the application to make sure it meets all requirements before proceeding.
7. We contact you about next steps
We will contact all parties via email to inform them that the case is proceeding. We will also provide information about next steps and timeframes.
We will contact you if we need you to provide further information.
Contact us if you have any questions about the next steps in the proceedings.
To apply, complete the relevant application form.