Residential Tenancies timing update

How long would it take for VCAT to hear my case once I've applied? 

If you have a residential tenancies application involving bond, compensation or pet issues, see below for when to expect a hearing. 

Date you applied When you can expect your VCAT hearing
On or before 30 September 2023  <<backlog messaging to come and to be inserted here>>
On or after 1 October 2023 We will usually hear your case within about 12 weeks from your application date

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