Appeal a planning permit decision at VCAT
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is an independent tribunal that hears and determines a range of disputes. If you are dissatisfied with a planning permit decision made by Council, you can apply to have the decision reviewed by VCAT. You can apply for a review if:
- your permit application is refused by the council or responsible authority
- the decision contains conditions you’re not satisfied with
- a decision hasn’t been made within the statutory timeframe
- you objected to an application and are not satisfied with the decision or conditions.
To lodge an application for a review of a planning permit decision made by Council, visit the VCAT website.
The VCAT website contains important resources for people considering appealing a Council decision. It's important to contact VCAT if you need information or clarification about their processes. You can contact VCAT via:
If you have any queries regarding the above or should you wish to arrange a time to meet with Council officers, please contact our Statutory Planning Department on 03 5734 6200 and choose option 3.
This page was last updated on 29 April 2021.