Apply to stop a disciplinary action from being published

If you have had disciplinary action brought against you as a result of a VCAT order you can apply to VCAT to have the action kept off the Register of Disciplinary Action or published anywhere else.

The Victorian Legal Services Commissioner or the Legal Services Board can also apply to keep disciplinary action from being published.

You can only make these applications under the Legal Profession Act 2004 – not the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria).

Need help with your application?

VCAT cannot give you legal advice. Seek legal help if you are unsure about your legal options. The following services may be able to help you:

Do I need a lawyer or professional representative?

If you want to be represented by a lawyer or have some other professional representation at the final hearing Definition The time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. tell the member Definition A person who hears and decides cases at VCAT. Some members are specialists in particular areas of law. at the directions hearing Definition A directions hearing is a hearing where a VCAT member decides how a case should be managed and how much time it will take.   .

The VCAT member who conducts the final hearing grants or refuses permission for you to be represented.

Find free or low-cost legal services that may be able to assist you.

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. For more about applying for confidentiality.

Legislation that applies to this type of case