Time limits

You may need to apply within a certain time for VCAT to be able to hear your case. Alternatively you may need to wait for time to pass before you can apply.

In some cases VCAT can extend time limits.

Check if time limits apply by choosing your type of case below.

Case types

Some details of the steps to follow during a VCAT case vary for different case types.
Choose a case type to see any case type specific variations.

Retail and Commercial Leases

If your claim is under the Retail Leases Act 2003 and/or the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 then generally you must apply within 6 years of the date on which the dispute arose.

See how long your VCAT case may take to resolve.