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Review and Regulation fees

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

Cases where fees do not apply | Application fees | Hearing fees | Other fees | Fees for other VCAT services | More about fee payer levels | How to pay your fee | Fee relief

Cases where fees do not apply

Fees do not apply for the following matters:

  • FOI matters where the agency has failed to make a decision
  • FOI matters where document relates to your personal affairs
  • review a decision of a community-based child and family service to record information about a child or parent
  • review a decision contained in a case plan in regards to a child
  • review a decision of the Secretary to revoke, refuse to renew or refuse to register 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. services provider
  • review a decision of the Secretary regarding child care agreement
  • review a finding or determination of the Sustainability Panel
  • apply for compensation for loss as a result of a decision of the Chief Health Officer.

Application fees

Application fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Review of an administrative decision $647.40 $924.80 $159
Other administrative matters $647.40

$924.80

$159

Hearing fees

Hearing Definition The time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. fees do not apply if your matter is listed under Cases where fees do not apply.

Hearing fees apply from the first day if the claim is over $100,000, a non-monetary claim, a claim for an unspecified amount or a complex 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

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. fromĀ 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 $172.00 $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.