Application to request VCAT conducts an inquiry

Under some Acts of Parliament, VCAT can accept applications from regulatory bodies or other authorities to conduct inquiries into the conduct of licensed individuals or organisations.

Under some Acts of Parliament, VCAT can accept applications from regulatory bodies or other authorities to conduct inquiries into the conduct of licensed individuals or organisations.

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Cases we can't help with

We can’t accept some cases where one party lives in another state or is a Commonwealth government organisation.

Who can apply for an inquiry at VCAT?

Only a regulatory body can apply to VCAT to hold an inquiry. If the inquiry is about your conduct, you will be a party – the respondent – in the case.

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Do I need a lawyer or professional representative?

You do not need to have legal or other professional representation to appear at VCAT. If you wish to be represented by a lawyer or a professional advocate, usually you must ask for VCAT's permission. Be aware that the regulatory body in most cases uses legal representation.

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Access and privacy

VCAT hearings and files are usually public.

VCAT has limited authority to restrict who can access cases and files but, in certain circumstances, you can apply for confidentiality.