Disputes about decisions made on the use, development and subdivision of land, including planning permits, objections to planning permits and planning schemes.
Fast Track cases to be introduced
From 1 July 2022, we’ll automatically place certain planning applications in the Fast Track List. Planning cases in the Fast Track List will be resolved faster than other planning applications.
Before you apply
Find out about what planning disputes you can bring to VCAT, time frames, application fees and how to apply.
Respond to a case
When you get a notice about a planning case at VCAT, find out what happens next and what you need to do.
Get involved in a VCAT case
If you want to object to a planning permit, find out what your options are and what you need to do.
After you apply
After you’ve applied to VCAT, it’s important to understand what you need to do and what happens next.
In-person proceedings for Planning and Environment
We’re returning to in-person hearings for some planning, land valuation and environment and resources cases.
Fast track cases
Planning cases in the Fast Track List will be resolved faster than other planning applications.
Understand how to apply for a planning dispute to be heard as a major case at VCAT.
Understand how to apply for a planning dispute to be heard as a short case at VCAT.
Amended plans – Planning disputes
If a permit applicant makes changes to plans in a planning dispute before the hearing, find out what this means.
Current objector applications for review
Each day at 4.30pm we publish applications for review that we have received under section 82 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
Prepare a submission
Find out how to prepare your submission before your planning dispute is heard at VCAT.
Decisions in planning disputes
Understand how we make decisions and what happens after we hear a planning dispute at VCAT.