Giving notices - Residential Tenancies List
When sending a notice, there is a minimum time before any further action can be taken. This period is set by the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 and is called the minimum notice period.
The minimum notice period starts the day after the notice is:
- given electronically (in accordance with the Electronic Transactions Act 2000)
- given by hand, or
- calculated to have been given when sent by priority registered post or registered post.
For minimum notice periods, see Consumer Affairs Victoria's website
Notices to vacate
You may give a notice to vacate under the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 by hand, by post or by electronic means in accordance with the Electronic Transactions Act 2000 (eg. by email).
If you choose to give a notice to vacate electronically then service occurs in accordance with the Electronic Transactions Act 2000.
Notices to vacate created using the Residential Tenancies Hub cannot be given electronically. Serve Residential Tenancies Hub notices only by hand or by registered post.
The following table tells you how many extra days you need to allow for delivery time on top of the required notice periods.
|Notice periods||0 days||14 days||28 days||30 days||60 days||90
|Registered post – sent on Sunday, Monday||5||20||34||36||66||96||126|
|Registered post – sent Tuesday to Friday||7||22||36||38||68||98||128|
|Registered post – sent on Saturday||6||21||35||37||67||97||127|
|Priority registered post – sent Sunday to Wednesday||3||18||32||34||64||94||124|
|Priority registered post – sent on Thursday or Friday||5||20||34||36||66||96||126|
|Priority registered post – sent on Saturday||4||19||33||35||65||95||125|
|Delivered by hand, on any day or given in accordance with the Electronic Transactions Act 2000||0||16||30||32||62||92||122|
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