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Planning and Environment Division reforms

Find an overview of initiatives implemented by VCAT as part of its Planning and Environment Division reforms.

Supported Residential Services (Private Proprietors) Act 2010

VCAT can review certain decisions made by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Minister of Health under the Supported Residential Services (Private Proprietors) Act 2010.

Changes to the law about renting a home during COVID-19

Renting laws were amended by the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020. The amendments have introduced significant changes to the way that disputes are dealt with.

Electoral Act 2002 (review)

VCAT can review certain decisions made by the Victorian Electoral Commission in relation to enrolments on the register of electors and registrations of political parties under the Electoral Act 2002.

Conveyancers Act 2006

VCAT can review certain decisions made under the Conveyancers Act 2006 by the Business Licensing Authority (BLA) and the Secretary of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 - poppy cultivation and processing licences (review)

VCAT can review certain decisions of the Secretary to the Department of Environment and Primary Industries made under the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981 relating to poppy cultivation and poppy processing licences.

Practice day hearings

In a practice day hearing a VCAT member makes decisions about who can be part of the case, how the dispute should be managed and how much time it will take.

Get involved in a VCAT case – Planning disputes

If you want to get involved in a case objecting to a planning permit, find out what your options are and what you need to do.

Applications about natural resources

VCAT can hear and determine disputes about the management and use of water and earth resources such as rock and sand.

Apply for an enforcement order under environment and resources laws

VCAT has the power to determine an application to enforce a Forestry and Carbon Management Agreement under the Climate Change Act 2017.