If you and the other parties come to agreement before VCAT makes a final decision, this is called settlement.
You can even ask us for help to settle at the beginning of the hearing .
Tell VCAT in writing that you have settled the case, as soon as possible before a scheduled hearing, mediation or compulsory conference .
Settlement is not the same as withdrawing an application.
Confirming a settlement
We review each settlement agreement to ensure it is acceptable and lawful. If so, we confirm the agreement by issuing a consent order. This is called giving effect to the settlement.
Any party to a proceeding may request a consent order.
Every party in the case must tell VCAT in writing that they agree to the consent order.
We can make a consent order without a hearing.