WHAT YOU CAN APPLY FORIf you are NOT the permit holder, you can apply to cancel or amend a permit under sections 87 or 89 of the Planning and Environment Act 1987.  This means that you are not the owner or occupier of the land concerned or a person who is entitled to use or develop the land.   


A responsible authority or referral authority can make this application. 

WHAT DO YOU WANT VCAT TO DO?
WHO IS MAKING THIS APPLICATION?
IS SOMEONE REPRESENTING YOU?

If you nominate a representative, we will send all our correspondences to your representative’s address instead of your address. It must be an address in Victoria.

ABOUT THE PERMIT TO BE AMENDED OR CANCELLED
BASIS OF YOUR APPLICATION TO CANCEL OR AMEND THE PERMIT
ORDER TO STOP DEVELOPMENT
HEARING ARRANGEMENTS
PRESENTING YOUR CASE

34. How much time will you need to present your entire case at a final hearing? *
Estimate the time you need to present, including time needed by any expert witnesses you will call.

HEARING ASSISTANCE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
ABOUT VCAT FEES

VCAT fees are charged according to three levels:

  • corporate fees for businesses and companies with a turnover of more than $200,000 in the previous financial year, corporate entities and government agencies.
  • standard fees for individuals, not-for-profit organisations, and small businesses and companies with a turnover of less than $200,000 in the previous financial year. Companies must provide a statutory declaration to support this claim.
  • concession fees for people who hold the Australian Government Health Care Card. You must provide a copy of your card with your application. We do not accept Pensioner Concession Cards or Department of Veteran Affairs health cards.

    Health Care Card Sample

    To find out if you need to pay an application fee and how much it costs, go to www.vcat.vic.gov.au/fees.

  • FEE RELIEF
    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

    If you have provided your email address, you will shortly receive an email from us with instructions about next steps including how to make payment (if applicable). If you have not provided an email address and payment is required, VCAT will contact you by telephone about making payment.

    After we receive your application and open a VCAT case, we will send you and all other parties an order setting out what happens next, including dates to come to VCAT. The order will tell you the venue, time and date you must go to VCAT.

    The order will also have your VCAT reference number. The number starts with ‘P’ and ends with the year the application was lodged (eg. P1/2020). Quote the reference number in all correspondence and documents about your case.

    Contact us if you do not hear from us within two weeks of submitting your application.

    ATTACH THESE DOCUMENTS TO YOUR APPLICATION

    You must attach the following:

  • Copy of the title to the land, of not more than 14 days old
  • Copy of the permit and a tracked-changed version of amendments asked for, if relevant
  • Copy of the current endorsed plans, if relevant
  • Copy of the proposed amended plans highlighting changes proposed, if relevant
  • Copy of the VicPlan Planning Property Report that details the planning controls that apply to the land (such as zoning and overlays) and whether the land is in an area of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Sensitivity or is identified as being bushfire prone
  • Copy of the VCAT decision relating to the permit, if relevant
  • Copy of your objection, if relevant


    In addition to the above, please attach any other documents in support of your application.

    Keep a copy of these documents for your records.

  • Need Help?

    If you have any questions about completing this form, contact our Customer Service team: 

    • Email admin@vcat.vic.gov.au 

    • Call 1300 01 8228 (1300 01 VCAT) between 9 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday  

    • Go to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Ground Floor, 55 King Street, Melbourne VIC 3000. We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. 

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