You can apply for a practice day hearing to ask for procedural orders to facilitate a final hearing, ask for directions about how the case should be managed – for example, whether other parties can join the proceeding or the extent of service of an application, or to address other relevant matters that may facilitate the fair and efficient conduct of the proceeding.

You can apply for a preliminary hearing to determine specific matters before a final hearing, such as a legal question or whether a Cultural Heritage Management Plan is required for the application that is under Tribunal review.

You must send a copy of this application to all other parties in the proceeding.

The Tribunal may decide that a practice day hearing or preliminary hearing is needed without any request from parties in a proceeding.


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

  • Email 

  • 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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