VCAT - Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

About VCAT

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is an independent tribunal, which hears and decides on applications by permit applicants, objectors and others in an informal and expeditious manner upon their merits. It permits a broad range of people whose interests are affected by a decision to participate in a hearing.

The Planning and Environment List hears and determines:

  • Applications to review decisions made by Municipal Councils and other authorities under a number of Acts of Parliament 
  • Applications for enforcement orders, applications to cancel or amend permits and applications for declarations relating to the use and/or development of land under the Planning and Environment Act 1987. 

Once Council makes a decision on an application, a review by VCAT can be applied for by the permit applicant against conditions of a permit or a refusal to grant a permit, or by an objector against a Notice of Decision to grant a permit.

For further information on VCAT processes, you can visit the VCAT website.

Contact VCAT: the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.30pm
Phone: (03) 9628 9777
Fax: (03) 9628 9789

Address: 55 King Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
GPO Box 5408, Melbourne 3001
DX 210576 Melbourne