Rehearings

It is only possible in some circumstances to request a rehearing of a Guardianship and Administration case, Power of Attorney case, Disability Definition A condition that restricts a person's physical or mental capacity to interact in their environment. Disability can be temporary, situational or permanent. Act case or Legal Practice case.

If you or your representative had a reasonable excuse for not attending the hearing Definition The time and place at which VCAT hears the parties argue their case and makes a decision. , you can apply for a rehearing by completing an application to reopen an order.

You must send your completed application form within 14 days of finding out about the order. A VCAT member Definition A person who hears and decides cases at VCAT. Some members are specialists in particular areas of law. will decide if you should get a rehearing.