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Renting a home 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

There are no application fees for:

  • bond matters registered with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority
  • matters regarding residential accommodation provided by a disability An impairment or combination of impairments – physical, neurological, or acquired brain injury. To be defined as a disability, the impairment would be permanent, result in significantly reduced capacity to communicate, move around or manage day-to-day activities and require ongoing support. service provider
  • matters regarding private supported residential services other than an order to vacate.
Application fees for claims between Standard Corporate Health Care Card
$1 - $15,000 $63.70 $91 No fee
$15,000 and over $212.50 $303.50 No fee
No monetary value $63.70 $91 No fee

 

Other matters

Fees for other matters Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Order to vacate private supported residential services $63.70 $91 No fee
Review of a decision by the Registrar The officer in charge of the administrative section of VCAT, which is known as the registry. of Housing $475.40 $679.20 No fee

Hearing fees

Hearing The time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. fees do not apply for the following matters:

  • a claim under $15,001
  • bond matters registered with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority
  • matters regarding residential accommodation provided by a disability service provider
  • matters regarding private supported residential services other than an order to vacate.

Hearing fees also do not apply for the first day of hearing but they may apply for following days.

If your claim is over $15,001, a non-monetary claim or a claim for an unspecified amount, hearing fees apply from the second hearing day.

Hearing fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Day 1 No fee No fee No fee
Day 2 - 4 $354.10 $505.80 No fee
Day 5 - 9 $708.10 $1011.50 No fee
Day 10 and any further days $1062.10 $1517.30 No fee

Pay your daily hearing fee

Pay your daily hearing fee online

Please pay your daily hearing fee 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
Issue of a warrant of possession $111.30 $159 No fee
Application to reopen an order No fee No fee No fee
Application for costs after final orders made No fee No fee No fee

Fees for other VCAT services

See fees for other VCAT services including:

  • issuing a summons 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.

  • Title Renting a home fees
  • List
    Residential Tenancies List
  • Language
    English
  • Last modified
    1 July 2018