If you accept the applicant’s originating claim
If you do not wish to oppose the applicant’s application, you do not need to reply to this application. You can if possible, resolve the matter.
If you wish to reply to the applicant’s originating application
If you do not accept the originating application brought against you or wish to make submissions about the application, a response must be filed. You also need to file an opposing affidavit if you want to rely on other facts You must do this within 14 days of being served with an application.
If you do not want to make submissions you do not need to file a response.
If you do wish to make submissions about the application you need to attend the hearing usually shown at top of the Originating Application.