Review a decision under the Disability Act 2006
Under the Disability Act 2006 VCAT can review decisions made by the Secretary to the Department of Health and Human Services, the authorised program officer and the senior practitioner.
We can confirm or modify the decision, or make a new decision.
What we can do
VCAT can review a decision made by the Secretary to the Department of Health and Human Services, the authorised program officer or the senior practitioner. The decision may be about:
- whether or not someone has a disability
- whether to use a regulated restrictive practice on a person.
Cases we can't help with
We can’t accept:
- some cases where one party lives in another state or is a Commonwealth government organisation
- cases heard under federal law instead of Victorian law.
There are no application or hearing fees.
We can explain the application process and what the form is asking you for. Contact us to get support.
We cannot give you legal advice. This means we cannot tell you what to write in your application or recommend how to get the outcome you want.
Seek legal help if you are unsure about your options or need advice about your claim.
Do I need a lawyer or professional representative?
You do not need to have legal or other professional representation to appear at VCAT. If you wish to be represented by a lawyer or a professional advocate, usually you must ask for VCAT's permission.
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Access and privacy
VCAT hearings and files are usually public.
VCAT has limited authority to restrict who can access cases and files but, in certain circumstances, you can apply for confidentiality.