What is the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal?
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (Tribunal) was established to provide Victorians with access to ‘a civil justice system that is modern, accessible, efficient and cost effective’.
The Tribunal can hear many different types of disputes relating to matters such as:
guardianship and administration;
residential tenancies; and
The Tribunal hears these different disputes under its specialist ‘lists’. Residential tenancy disputes are heard under the Residential Tenancies List.
The Tribunal is located at 55 King Street, Melbourne. The Tribunal also conducts hearings in metropolitan and country locations at the local Magistrates’ Courts (i.e. Ringwood Magistrates’ Court) and hearings by phone and video link. The Tribunal’s office is open between 8.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. For further information, go towww.vcat.vic.gov.au.
What law governs VCAT?
There are a number of significant pieces of legislation, regulations and practice notes which may affect the operation of the Tribunal which include: