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How VCAT works
Application to VCAT
Someone applies to VCAT to resolve a dispute or make a decision. If we’re able to accept the application, we open a case.
Prepare your case
Everyone involved in a case (called ‘parties’) needs to prepare to come to VCAT. There are documents to organise and things to do as part of the legal process.
Come to VCAT
You may go to a mediation or compulsory conference to try to reach an agreement. Or, you present your side of the story at a hearing.
Get an outcome
You reach an agreement (settle) or we make a decision at a hearing. All parties must follow what VCAT decides.
Help and support
Answers common questions about application forms, injunctions and the information you need to apply.
How to pay VCAT fees
Understand concession cards, fee relief and how to pay fees.
Help with hearings
What to do if you can’t come or miss your hearing, help with phone hearings.
What to do when things change
How to settle before VCAT, change or withdraw your application, change a hearing date.
Legal help and advice
There are a range of organisations that can help you.
Accessible venues, information and services.
Support for if you'd like to speak with us in your preferred language.
Cultural safety and equal access to justice.
Family violence support
Safety and equal access to justice at VCAT.
Security at VCAT
How we keep you safe at our venues.