Use this form to set out your reasons for contesting a planning other than an enforcement case at VCAT. These written reasons are called your Statement of Grounds.


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. 


For a copy of VCAT’s privacy statement, go to


To save a draft of your online form, please follow the steps below:

Step 1: Start your draft online form.
Step 2: To save a draft, copy the URL address in your web browser. The URL address starts with ''
Step 3: Make sure you copy the whole URL address.
Step 4: Paste the URL address in a safe place on your computer.
Step 5: When you are ready to return to your draft online form, open a new tab in your web browser.
Step 6: Copy the URL address that you saved last time, into your web browser.
Step 6: Hit 'enter'.
Step 7: The draft online form should appear where you last left off.
Step 8: Continue to complete your online form or follow the same process above.

Note: Your online form will NOT be lodged with VCAT unless you hit the 'submit' button at the end of the online form.