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 tell the member at the directions hearing .
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
- Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria) Application Act 2014
- Legal Profession Act 2004