Step 1: Give the rental provider your new address
Make sure you give the rental provider or agent a forwarding address. If they don’t have one, they, and VCAT, might deliver notices and documents to the rental property where you used to live. You may not find out about the rental provider’s application until after the hearing. Ensure that you get your mail by having it redirected by Australia Post from your old address to your new address when you move.
If a VCAT hearing goes ahead without your knowledge, and orders are made, you can apply to VCAT to reopen the order. You need to make the application within 14 days of finding out about the order. If the bond has already been paid to the rental provider, you can ask VCAT to make an order that the rental provider repay you the amount they have received from your bond.