VCAT - Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is an independent tribunal, which hears disputes about decisions made in relation to planning permits, objections to planning permits and planning schemes.

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