Enforcement orders under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 - fact sheet

An enforcement order is an order made by VCAT that requires a person to do specified things about the use and development of land within a specified time. Learn more about enforcement orders and interim enforcement orders under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Environment and Resources disputes - fact sheet

The Environment and Resources ListDefinitionA List is an area in VCAT that deals with cases of a similar nature. For example, the Residential Tenancies List decides cases between tenants and landlords, and the Civil Claims List handles disputes about buying or selling goods and services. , within the Planning and Environment Division at VCAT, deals with a range of disputes about the environment and natural resources.

Factsheet – Equal Opportunity exemption applications

Read about what factors VCAT considers in granting a temporary exemption from the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

Fast track mediation and hearing

To help you resolve your goods and services dispute as quickly as possible, VCAT and the Dispute Settlement Centre of Victoria provide a fast track service called fast track mediation and hearing for goods and services disputes up to $10,000. We will contact you if we think your dispute is suitable for this service.

General advice to Administrators

This fact sheet assists administrators appointed by VCAT to learn their responsibilities when it comes to managing the financial and legal affairs of represented persons.

Giving notices - Residential Tenancies List

When sending a notice such as a Notice to Vacate, 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.

Guide for cancellation and amendment of permits - Planning and Environment Division

This guide provides a summary of the procedures VCAT uses to cancel or amend a permit under Division 3 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.

Guide for parties to proceedings - Planning and Environment Division

Read this to find out who may be a partyDefinitionA person or organisation directly involved in a VCAT case, including a person or organisation that has brought the case before VCAT or who is defending claims made against them. to a proceeding, the rights and obligations of parties and other details.

Guide for submissions by responsible authorities - Planning and Environment Division

This guideline may assist responsible authorities prepare their submissions in a planning proceeding.

Guide for submissions in hearings - Planning and Environment

The guidelines for submissions in hearings help applicants make an effective submissionDefinitionA document that sets out your side of a case or dispute. It should be sent to all parties. Depending on the type of case it will be your responsibility or ours to send the submission to all parties. to VCAT in applications for review under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.