Guardianship and Administration

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What time are the hearings held?

The hearing program usually commences at 10.00 am.  The hearing notice will state what time the hearing is listed for.  However, normally a number of hearings will be listed for the same morning and there may be some delay between the time that the hearing is listed and the time that the application is heard.

It is important to remember that it can be very difficult for the client to be present at VCAT after a lengthy wait.  Furthermore, elderly clients and clients taking medication may prefer the hearing to be in the morning as they may get tired in the afternoon.  It is important to seek instructions from the client in relation to the times that would suit them according to their medical needs.  If you call VCAT's listing coordinator and give them enough notice, then you can arrange for a particular hearing to be listed at a time convenient for the client or as the first hearing of a particular morning.