VCAT review types

Some common types of planning matters that you can apply to VCAT include: 

  • Review a decision by Council to refuse your application for a planning permit
  • Review a failure by Council to decide your planning application within the statutory timeframe
  • Review conditions included by Council in your planning permit
  • Review a decision by Council to grant a planning permit if you were an objector
  • Enforce a planning permit or planning scheme
  • Cancel a planning permit

The VCAT Process

The process often varies between cases depending on the nature and complexity of the issue. Some cases may take 15 minutes to resolve, while others may take a day or over many days.

The process begins when an application for review is submitted to VCAT. VCAT will then issue an initiating order to set out actions required and any dates for hearings and compulsory conferences for mediation.

Hearings give parties the opportunity to call or give evidence, ask questions of witnesses and make submissions. At the end of the hearing, a member of VCAT either gives a decision on-the-spot, or writes a decision after the hearing and delivers the decision as soon as possible.

Matters can also be settled with the consent of all parties without the need for a formal hearing or conference.

VCAT decisions can only be appealed to the Supreme Court of Victoria on questions of law.

Documents for VCAT Appeals:

P670/2018; PL17/027709 - 6, 7 & 8 Yolande Court TEMPLESTOWE

Statement of Changes: Icon for application/pdf Statement of changes - 6, 7 & 8 Yolande Court Templestowe (213.78 KB)

Substituted Plans: Icon for application/pdf Substituted Plans - VCAT (P670/2018) - 6, 7 & 8 Yolande Court Templestowe (17.38 MB)