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Planning and Environment fees

You do not pay GST on these fees, which are effective 1 July 2018.

Application fees | Hearing fees | Other fees | Fees for other VCAT services | More about fee payer levels | How to pay your fee | Fee relief

Application fees

Review of a planning decision

Application fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Single dwelling irrespective of value $849.70 $1213.80 $159
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling valued between $1 and $1 million $950.80 $1358.30 $159
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling valued between $1,000,001 and $5 million $1122.80 $1604 $159
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling valued between $5,000,001 and $15 million $1406 $2008.60 $159
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling valued between $15,000,001 and $50 million $1689.20 $2413.20 $159
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling valued $50,000,001 or more $1972.50 $2817.80 $159
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling with no monetary value $1122.80 $1604.00 $159
Cancellation or amendment of permit or for order to stop development $172 $245.70 $86
Cancellation or amendment of a permit issued at the direction of VCAT $849.70 $1213.80 $159
Change conditions (except major cases) and VicSmart applications – regardless of value $849.70 $1213.80 $159
Objector applications and all other planning, environment, land valuation and water flow matters $849.70 $1213.80 $159
Interim enforcement order under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 $212.50 $303.50 $159

 

Application to enter the Major Cases List (review of a planning decision)

Fees for matters valued between Standard Corporate Health Care Card
From $1 to $1 million $2976.70 $2976.70 $2976.70
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling from $1,000,001 to $5 million $3222.40 $3222.40 $3222.40
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling from $5,000,001 to $15 million $3627 $3627 $3627
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling from $15,000,001 to $50 million $4031.60 $4031.60 $4031.60
Multi-dwelling, sub-division or non-dwelling from $50,000,001 or more $4436.20 $4436.20 $4436.20
No monetary value $3222.40 $3222.40 $3222.40
Permit applicant Definition The person or organisation applying to VCAT. fee to transfer objector application to Major Cases List Definition A 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. $2384.30 $2384.30 $2384.30

 

Lodgement of statement of grounds in a planning matter

Fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Being added as a party Definition A 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 participate at the final hearing Definition The time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. $20.20 $28.90 $10.10
Not being added as a party and no participation at final hearing No fee No fee No fee

 

Hearing fees

Fees may apply for each hearing day or part of a hearing day.

If the value of your matter is under $15,001, hearing fees do not apply.

If the value of your matter is between $15,001 and $100,000, hearing fees do not apply on the first day of hearing, but apply for each following hearing day.

If you have a VicSmart application or a change in conditions application, hearing fees do not apply on the first day of hearing unless an objector application is also lodged, in which case the permit applicant must pay the hearing fee on the first day. Hearing fees apply for each subsequent hearing day.

Hearing fees apply from the first day of hearing if the value of your matter is over $100,000, a non-monetary matter, a matter for an unspecified amount, a complex case or a major case.

A registrar Definition The officer in charge of the administrative section of VCAT, which is known as the registry. assesses your application and advises you if the matter is considered a complex case.

Hearing fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Day 1 $354.10 $505.80 $159
Day 2 - 4 $354.10 $505.80 $159
Day 5 - 9 $708.10 $1011.50 $159
Day 10 and any further days $1062.10 $1517.30 $159
Complex cases $2437.80 $3482.50 $159
Major Cases $3482.50 $3482.50 $3482.50

If a member Definition A person who hears and decides cases at VCAT. Some members are specialists in particular areas of law. decides an accompanied site visit will happen outside the allocated hearing days, a fee will apply. Contact us for details.
 

Pay your daily hearing fee

Pay your daily hearing fee online

Please pay your daily hearing fee Definition The daily hearing fee is the fee payable for each day or part of a day of a hearing. from 4.30 pm the day before your hearing to avoid delays.

Other fees

Fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Application for costs after final orders made $647.40 $924.80 $159
Application to reopen an order $172 $245.70 $86

Fees for other VCAT services

See fees for other VCAT services including:

  • issuing a summons Definition A formal document issued by the tribunal which says someone must appear at VCAT on the date stated in the document.
  • inspecting a file
  • copies of documents
  • certificates
  • video conference bookings.

More about fee payer levels

To find out more about the three fee payer levels (Corporate, Standard and Health Care Card) and how to provide proof of your status, see Fee categories.

How to pay your fee

For payment options, read about how to pay fees.

Fee relief

Our Fee relief page explains how you can apply for fees to be waived, reduced, postponed or refunded.