Disputes about breaches of the Act, regulations and rules

An owners corporation, a lot owner or an occupier of a lot may make an application about alleged breaches of the Owners Corporations Act, regulations or rules. These applications are made under the Owners Corporations Act 2006.

Before you apply

If you are making an application about a breach of the Owners Corporations Act 2006, regulations or rules, you must follow the dispute resolution procedure set out in the owners corporations rules. If the owners corporation has not made any rules of its own, the procedure in the model rules applies.

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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. If you are being represented, we will only communicate with the legal or professional representative.

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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. For more about applying for confidentiality.

Legislation that applies to this type of case

Cases VCAT can hear

An owners corporation needs a special resolution to make an application at VCAT that is not about the recovery of owners corporations fees or breaches of the Act, regulations or owners corporations rules. The owners corporation must provide details of the special resolution to the Tribunal at the time of making the application.