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Traditional owners and Aboriginal heritage fees

You do not pay GST on these fees, which are effective 1 July 2020.

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 for orders and reviews
Application fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Enforcement orders under the Traditional Owners Settlement Act 2010 $870.80 $1244 $162.90
Interim enforcement orders under the Traditional Owners Settlement Act 2010 $217.70 $311

$108.90

 

Lodgement of statement of grounds
Fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Intending to appear and present a submissionDefinitionA document that sets out your side of a case or dispute. It should be sent to all parties. Depending on the type of case it will be your responsibility or ours to send the submission to all parties. at the hearingDefinitionThe time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. $20.70 $29.60 $10.40
Not intending to participate in the hearing but want VCAT to consider your statement of groundsDefinitionA statement from the respondent setting out reasons about whether they agree or disagree with the applicant and about what they say in their application. Also called a defence or 'points of defence'. No fee No fee No fee

 

Hearing fees

Fees may apply for each hearing day or part of a hearing day.

HearingDefinitionThe time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. fees apply from the first day.

A registrarDefinitionThe 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 $362.90 $518.40 $162.90
Day 2 - 4 $362.90 $518.40 $162.90
Day 5 - 9 $725.70 $1036.70 $162.90
Day 10 and any further days $1088.60 $1555.10 $162.90
Complex cases $2498.40 $3569.20 $162.90

If a memberDefinitionA person who hears and decides cases at VCAT. Some members are specialists in particular areas of law. decides an accompanied site visit will happen outside the allocated hearing days, a fee will apply. Contact us for details.
 

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

Fees for Standard Corporate Health Care Card
Application for costs after final orders made $663.20 $947.90 $162.90
Application to reopen an order due to non-attendance of hearing $176.30 $251.80 $88.10
Application to reopen an order for enforcement reasons $663.20 $947.90 $162.90

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.