Police have told me they are going to evict me

What are my options if police have told me they’re going to evict me?

It is important that you get help immediately. If police have a VCAT Warrant of Possession, it means they can come and remove you from the home and change the locks. It’s important to remember, only Victoria Police can carry out an eviction, and only when they are acting on a VCAT Possession Order. If someone other than police are trying to evict you, call the Victoria Legal Aid advice line on 1300 792 387 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm).

What if I didn’t go to my VCAT hearing?

If you didn’t attend your VCAT hearing where a VCAT Possession Order was granted, you may still have the option to apply for a review of that hearing. It’s important that you get legal help and apply immediately. Call the Victoria Legal Aid advice line on 1300 792 387 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm).

You can use Dear Landlord to fill out this application. Read about applying for a review hearing.

Police came to my property and changed my locks

If the police came to your property with a VCAT Warrant and the locks have been changed, your rental agreement has come to an end.

You do not have any legal options to live in your property anymore. However, you still have rights to pick up your personal belongings left at the property.

Legal help and information

Find out more about your rights to your belongings left behind

If you need legal help urgently, call the Victoria Legal Aid advice line on 1300 792 387 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm).

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