Application for an injunction - building cases
If you have a dispute about building work and need to urgently stop a party from doing something or make a party do something then you can apply for an injunction .
Sometimes we will order someone to stop doing something temporarily, which is called an interim injunction . We make an interim injunction when there isn’t enough time to tell other parties about an injunction application. During a hearing , we will decide whether the injunction will continue.
You will need to explain why your matter is urgent and requires an injunction.
As well as an injunction, the application form allows you to seek other orders you want VCAT to make, including an order to make payment.
If one of the parties to the dispute is a home owner, you do not need to go to Domestic Building Dispute Resolution Victoria (DBDRV) before you can apply for an injunction.
Professional representation at VCAT
You do not have to have legal or other professional representation to appear at VCAT. In many cases in the Building and Property List all parties are represented by agreement. If you are represented by a legal or other professional representative, we will only communicate with them. Read more about professional representation at VCAT.
Remember your reference number
VCAT gives you a reference number for your case. Use this number whenever you call or write to us or the other people involved in the case.
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. Learn more about applying for confidentiality.
If you need assistance at VCAT (including interpreters, hearing loop, video or telephone links or family violence support) please tell us as early as possible so we can support you. Learn more about customer support at VCAT.