Where we are up to
A range of activities are underway to increase the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal's (VCAT) capacity to provide better access to justice for Aboriginal people. In February 2020, VCAT's first Koori Hearing Room began operating at the new VCAT venue in Oakleigh. People visiting VCAT in Oakleigh to resolve civil issues primarily about consumer disputes, renting and guardianship, will no longer have to attend a criminal court building. The new design is accessible, less formal than a criminal court, and has spaces that can be used flexibly for private discussions, mediations and hearings.