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Extension of non-critical VCAT adjournments

April 06, 2020

The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is changing the way it operates in response to COVID-19. The adjournment of all non-critical matters has been extended by VCAT, which will now operate up to and including 15 May 2020 to a date to be fixed.

VCAT have advised that VCAT venues are now closed to the public including the registry counters. Additionally, opposed to face-to-face hearings, VCAT have advised that they are looking to hear more cases through alternate forms, such as via phone and other technologies. VCAT have indicated that they will contact all parties about their matter, including if a case can be heard earlier.

VCAT have also stated that they will continue to hear Residential Tenancy and Guardianship and other critical matters via phone. Hearings from hospital beds have been suspended and will be conducted by teleconference.

Access further information on VCAT’s response to COVID-19.