Time Limits


This is a page to record time limits for various court remedies. It will be a work in  progress, and I welcome (indeed, seek) comments on errors and omissions.
Act or rule
Reference
Action
Item
Time  required
Companies
Liquidation



Companies Act 1993
Section 289
Statutory demand
Time to expire
15 working days of the date of service
Companies Act 1993
Section 290
Statutory demand
Time to apply to set aside
To be filed and served10 working days of the date of service
Companies Act 1993
Section 288(1)
Time to file liquidation proceeding
Liquidation proceeding
30 working days after the last date for compliance with the demand
Companies Act 1993
High Court Rules 31.9
Time by which advert placed in Gazette and paper
Advertisement of liquidation
5 working days before the hearing
Companies Act 1993
High Court Rules 31.10
Restriction on advertising of proceeding
Advertisement of liquidation
After 5 working days from the date on which the statement of claim is served
Companies Act 1993
High Court Rules 31.10

Stay and restraint advertising
Applications to court
Within 5 working days after the date on which the statement of claim is served
Companies Act 1993
High Court Rules 31.17
Time to file defence to statement of claim
Statement of Defence
Within 10 working days after the date of the service of the statement of claim
Companies Act 1993
High Court Rules 31.19

Time for filing appearance

Appearance
Not later than 2 working days before the date of hearing.
Construction




Construction Contracts Act
Section 18
Due date for payment of progress payment claims
Where no contract rate
20 working days
Construction Contracts Act
Section 22
Date to respond to claim
Service of schedule in response
20 working days
Construction Contracts Act
Section 33
Time to respond to request for adjudicator
Service of notice of adjudication
As soon as practicable after service
Construction Contracts Act
Section 33(1) and (2)
Time to request ANA to appoint adjudicator

5 working days (may be extended by consent)
Construction Contracts Act
Section 35(1)
Time to accept appointment
Indicate willing to act and accept
2 working days
Construction Contracts Act
Section 36
Time to refer claim to adjudicator
This is the entire dispute including evidence and documents
5 working days after getting acceptance from adjudicator
Construction Contracts Act
Section 37
Response by other party
This is the entire defence including evidence and documents
5 working days after getting claim (can be extended by consent or on application within time)
Construction Contracts Act
Section 46
Determination
The decision about the claim and response
20 working days from getting response
Family Law




Property Relationships Act
Section 24
Time by which claim to be made

1 year from dissolution, 3 years from separation of defacto couple