Renting a home fees
You do not pay GST on these fees, which are effective 1 July 2020.
|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||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 Registrar 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 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 disability service provider
- about 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||$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
Please pay your daily hearing fee from 4.30 pm the day before your hearing to avoid delays.
|Fees for||Standard||Corporate||Health Care Card|
|Issue of a warrant of possession||$114||$162.90||No fee|
|Application to reopen an order due to non-attendance of hearing||No fee||No fee||No fee|
|Application to reopen an order for enforcement reasons||No fee||No fee||No fee|
|Application for costs after final orders made||No fee||No fee||No fee|
See fees for other VCAT services including:
- issuing a summons
- inspecting a file
- copies of documents
- video conference bookings.
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.
For payment options, read about how to pay fees.
Our Fee relief page explains how you can apply for fees to be waived, reduced, postponed or refunded.