Access to documents for renting cases

Read this guide for information on who can access documents in a residential tenancies case.

Adjournment application form

A change to the date of a directions hearing Definition A directions hearing is a hearing where a VCAT member decides how a case should be managed and how much time it will take. , mediation Definition Mediations are confidential meetings where parties discuss ways to resolve their dispute, with the help of an impartial mediator. , compulsory conference Definition Compulsory conferences are confidential meetings where parties discuss ways to resolve their dispute with the help of a VCAT member. or hearing Definition The time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. is called an adjournment Definition A change to the date of a directions hearing, mediation, compulsory conference or hearing is called an adjournment. . Use this form if you want to ask VCAT to change the date of your hearing.

Adjournment application: Request for consent to an adjournment

Use this form to seek consent to an adjournment Definition A change to the date of a directions hearing, mediation, compulsory conference or hearing is called an adjournment. from all parties.

Affidavit in support of enforcement of a monetary order

Use this affidavit Definition A written statement where the contents are sworn or affirmed to be true. Affidavits mu​st be signed in front of a witness who is an 'authorised person'. if you want a court to enforce a VCAT monetary order.

Affidavit proforma

Use this form to write an affidavit

Alternative procedure affidavit - section 335 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997

Use this affidavit Definition A written statement where the contents are sworn or affirmed to be true. Affidavits mu​st be signed in front of a witness who is an 'authorised person'. template for a possession order where the tenant owes at least 14 days’ rent to the landlord.

Alternative procedure affidavit - section 414 of the Residential Tenancies Act 1997

Use this form for the payment of bond for rent arrears where the tenant has vacated and the current address of the tenant is unknown to the landlord.

Application by a disability service provider or resident form

If you are a disability Definition A condition that restricts a person's physical or mental capacity to interact in their environment. Disability can be temporary, situational or permanent. service provider or resident of a community residential unit run by a disability service provider, use this form to apply to VCAT to hear disputes about residential charges, notices to vacate, notices of temporary relocation or to request VCAT make orders for possession, non-payment of rent and other problems.

Application by a protected person form

Use this form if you are a protected person in a family violence intervention order Definition A court order that prohibits a person from harming or harassing someone. or family violence safety notice and want to change a fixed term lease on a rental property.

Online form

Application by an excluded tenant form

If you are a tenant excluded from a rental property due to a current intervention order Definition A court order that prohibits a person from harming or harassing someone. , use this form to end your tenancy Definition The agreement between a landlord and a tenant for the rental of a property. agreement early.

Online form