Changes to admissions due to coronavirus

The Supreme Court of Victoria has indefinitely adjourned all in-person applications for admission to the Australian legal profession in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. A new process has been developed to allow admissions to occur ‘on the papers’ by order of the Chief Justice.

Read the news article - admission ceremonies suspended.

Read the Orders admitting new lawyers to practise.

The Supreme Court of Victoria holds admission ceremonies throughout the year. Admission ceremonies take place when a group of new lawyers is admitted to practise Australian law and welcomed to the profession. 

The ceremony is held in Banco - courtroom 1 - and can be watched live via webcast. Each ceremony is recorded and available to view via the Court's Admissions Ceremonies Video Portal.

The Victorian Legal Admissions Board regulates entry to the legal profession in Victoria. They determine the eligibility of individual applicants for admission, and provides the new lawyer with their practising certificate. 

For more information about being admitted to practise as an Australian lawyer , visit the Victorian Legal Admissions Board website.