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 List

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 List

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 List

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.

Guide for submissions in the Short Cases List - Planning and Environment List

This guide will help you provide us with all relevant information required to make a decision in a concise format.

Guide to making an application in the Civil Claims List (Goods and Services)

Use this guide to help you complete the Civil Claims (Goods and Services) application form.

Guide to making joint applications - Planning and Environment List

These guidelines explain what is involved in a joint application, when a joint application is appropriate, the requirements for making a joint application and other relevant details.