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Process for admissions

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a new process was developed to allow admissions to occur ‘on the papers’ by order of the Chief Justice. Although in-person admissions resumed in April 2022, new lawyers seeking admission will continue to have the option to be admitted ‘on the papers’.

Read the Orders admitting new lawyers to practise.

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

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

The Victorian Legal Admissions Board regulates entry to the legal profession in Victoria. The Board determines the eligibility of individual applicants and issues compliance certificates for admission to the Australian legal profession.

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

Compliance certificates

For the purpose of s 16(3) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria) (LPUL) and in accordance with s 16(1)(a) of the LPUL, please note that on 9 April 2024, the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) provided compliance certificates to the Court in respect of the persons listed on the VLAB website.

Access compliance certificates from the VLAB website.