WHAT YOU CAN APPLY FOR

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.
 
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.

WHAT ARE THE CASE DETAILS?
WHAT ORDERS DO YOU WANT?
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
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, we will either:

  • List the proceeding for a practice day hearing and/or preliminary hearing, or
  • Advise you why your request has been refused.

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

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    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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