Registration of VCAT monetary order
A decision for the payment of money – called a monetary order – from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) can be registered and enforced in the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.
Where the amount to be paid is over $100,000, you can enforce the VCAT monetary order in either the County or Supreme Court of Victoria.
When a VCAT monetary order is registered, all enforcement options to claim unpaid money are available.
STEP 1: Get certified copy of the monetary order
Contact VCAT and ask for a certified copy of the monetary order.
STEP 2: Complete an affidavit
Complete an affidavit in support of enforcement form, stating the amount not paid in the monetary order. This form is available from the VCAT website.
This affidavit must be filed with the Magistrates’ Court before enforcement action can start.
STEP 3: File documents
File the certified copy of the monetary order and the affidavit with the Magistrates’ Court.
See the find a court page to find a Magistrates’ Court.
What happens next?
The Magistrates’ Court will register the VCAT monetary order and send a copy to your home address.
Once an order is registered, an application for enforcement can be made.
See the enforcement of civil debt page for more information.
Enforcement documents can be filed with the Magistrates’ Court at the same time as the registration of the VCAT monetary order.
- Get a certified copy of the monetary order from VCAT.
- Complete an affidavit in support of enforcement form available on the VCAT website.
File with the Magistrates’ Court:
- a sealed or certified copy of monetary order
- affidavit in support of enforcement form.
- Wait for the Magistrates’ Court to mail a notice of registration.
This is not a full list of legislation associated with this topic. See the Victorian Government's legislation website for more information.