Posted on 25 Feb 2020
Victorian Attorney-General Jill Hennessy has officially opened VCAT’s new venue in Oakleigh.
Oakleigh is VCAT’s first metropolitan venue specifically designed to meet the needs of people using the tribunal’s services.
Opening the venue on 24 February 2020, Ms Hennessy said that it would enhance access to justice for the community.
By transforming two levels of an existing venue at 20 Atherton Road, VCAT now has greater capacity to handle more cases.
The new venue has a welcoming environment, featuring:
- VCAT’s first Koori hearing room
- technology that supports digital evidence presentation and video conferencing
- remote witness facilities to support vulnerable users, and
- space for support services, including areas for private discussions.
VCAT is using the venue to help Victorians with cases about:
- goods and services
- owners corporations, and
- planning and environment.
It's part of a plan
This new venue is part of a strategic plan to establish several dedicated VCAT venues in metropolitan Melbourne. Hearings formally held at the Moorabbin Justice Centre and Springvale Council Chambers will now be held at Oakleigh.
Take a virtual tour of VCAT's future Oakleigh venue.
Read the Attorney-General’s media release.