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Status of hearings during COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions

In accordance with the current Stage 4 Restrictions, as head of jurisdiction, VCAT President Justice Michelle Quigley has determined that all matters which are currently listed for hearing will remain so.

Further changes to August Covid-19 Restrictions - Message from the Chief Justice of Victoria

The following 17 August update is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and VCAT.

Changes to August COVID-19 restrictions - Message from the Chief Justice

The following 12 August 2021 update is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and VCAT.

Easing July lockdown restrictions - Message from the Chief Justice

The following update on 6 August 2021 is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and VCAT.

New COVID-19 restrictions - message from the Chief Justice

The Victorian courts and Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will implement their contingency plans in response to the latest five-day lockdown announced yesterday to address the recent outbreak of a highly infectious strain of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Fees change 1 July 2021

Fees for VCAT services increase on 1 July 2021, in line with Victorian Government policy.

Environment Protection Act 2017 commences

From 1 July, the Environmental Protection Act 2017 comes into effect.

25 members transitioned to non-sessional status

On 16 June 2021 the Governor in Council formally approved the conversion of the following 25 sessional members to non-sessional status for the duration of their appointments.

Extension of Covid-19 Circuit Breaker Restrictions - Message from the Chief Justice of Victoria

The following update is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and VCAT.

COVID-19 circuit breaker restrictions - message from the Chief Justice

The following update is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and VCAT.

Government investment in VCAT’s service transformation

We welcome the Government's announcement in the State Budget of $56.7 million to expand VCAT's digitally enabled Service Transformation.

Further easing of COVID-Safe settings

The following update is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Report on Sexual Harassment in Victorian Courts and VCAT

On 14 July 2020, the Attorney-General of Victoria and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria jointly initiated a review of sexual harassment across the Victorian courts and VCAT.

Revised COVID-safe settings - Message from the Chief Justice

The following update is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and VCAT.

New renting laws and transitional regulations

Transitional Regulations have been introduced that affect some VCAT orders and applications as we transition to the new laws.

End of COVID-19 circuit breaker restrictions

The following update is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and VCAT.

Re-introduction of Stage 4 COVID-19 restrictions

The following update is from the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Chair of Courts Council, Anne Ferguson, on behalf of the Victorian courts and VCAT.

VCAT Annual Report 2019-20 now available

The VCAT Annual Report 2019-20 has tabled in the Victorian Parliament and is now available.

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