In some cases, the VCAT member makes a decision at the end of the hearing and explains the reasons verbally. This is called giving oral reasons for a decision.
Sometimes it is not possible to make a decision at the hearing. In these cases, we try to make the decision within six weeks of the final day of the hearing. Some decisions take longer, for example if the matter is complex.
For details about how and when to apply for written reasons, where to find published decisions and what to expect from a VCAT order, see VCAT decisions and orders.
VCAT decisions with written reasons are published on the Australasian Legal Information Institute website (AustLii).