Coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Posted on 25 Mar 2020

While VCAT venues are closed to the public including VCAT Magistrates' Court counters, VCAT is considered an essential service and will still be hearing some matters by telephone.

No face-to-face hearings are scheduled, and all non-critical cases listed up to and including 17 April 2020 will be adjourned for the foreseeable future. Residential Tenancies and Guardianship matters (and a small number of other critical matters) are being heard by telephone.

We are working hard to expand the range of matters that can be heard by telephone as soon as possible.

VCAT will contact you regarding your matter. If you require further information call 1300 01 8228 to discuss.

If you have material to submit for your hearing, email:

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•    Residential Tenancies -

Please check back regularly for updates.