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Discussion Papers & Articles

Victoria's New Residential Zones
Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
Calculating Council's 60 Day Timeframe
Applying for Costs at VCAT
Amending a Planning Permit

VCAT Daily Hearing Fees

Clause 1 regularly represents clients at VCAT and, since the introduction of Daily Hearing Fees we have been concerned with the potential for significant and unreasonable additional costs to permit applicants. Daily Hearing Fees are payable for each day (or part thereof) the Tribunal sits in hearing a matter. Generally, the fees vary between approximately $350 – $3400 per day, depending on the type of case and type of applicant.

VCAT’s New Fee Structure

From 1 July 2016, fees relating to VCAT Planning and Environment matters have changed. The new pricing system is based on a three-tier structure. Your status will determine how little or how much you’re required to pay. Proof of your claimed fee payer level will need to be supplied with your application. The three tiers are as follows: