In Victoria, Section 109 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 (Vic), states that each party is to bear their own costs in VCAT proceedings in the Domestic Building List. In practice, however, this position is not always accurate- generally, if a matter proceeds to a final hearing a cost order will be made against the unsuccessful party.

Cost orders are also commonly made throughout the course of tribunal proceedings for compliance matters, if documents are filed late and/or on certain Applications made by either party to the claim.

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