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Renting a home fees

You do not pay GST on these fees, which are effective 1 July 2019.

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

Application fees by category
Application fees for claims between Standard Corporate Health Care Card
$1 - $15,000 $65.30 $93.30 No fee
$15,001 and over $217.70 $311 No fee
No monetary value $65.30 $93.30 No fee
Fees for other matters
Fees for other matters Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Private supported residential services residents requesting refund of security deposit, fee paid in advance, establishment fee or reservation fee No fee No fee No fee
Private supported residential services residents challenging validity of notice to vacate No fee No fee No fee
Order to vacate private supported residential services $65.30 $93.30 No fee
Bond matters registered with the Residential Tenancies Bond Authority No fee No fee No fee
Review of a decision by the RegistrarDefinitionThe officer in charge of the administrative section of VCAT, which is known as the registry. of Housing $487.30 $696.10 No fee
Application by an Excluded Tenant $65.30 $93.30 No fee
Application by a Protected Person No fee No fee No fee

Hearing fees

HearingDefinitionThe 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
  • about residential accommodation provided by a disabilityDefinitionA condition that restricts a person's physical or mental capacity to interact in their environment. Disability can be temporary, situational or permanent. service provider
  • about private supported residential services other than an order to vacate.

Hearing fees also do not apply for the first day of hearingDefinitionThe time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. 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 by category
Hearing fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Day 1 No fee No fee No fee
Day 2 - 4 $362.90 $518.40 No fee
Day 5 - 9 $725.70 $1036.70 No fee
Day 10 and any further days $1088.60 $1555.10 No fee

Pay your daily hearing fee

Pay your daily hearing fee online

Please pay your daily hearing feeDefinition 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

Other fees by category
Fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Issue of a warrant of possession $114 $162.90 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 summonsDefinitionA 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.