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The Supreme Court of Victoria conducts admission ceremonies throughout the year. They take place when new lawyers are admitted to practise Australian law and are welcomed to the profession. The ceremonies are held in Banco - courtroom 1 - and can be watched live via webcast. 

The Chief Justice extends her warmest congratulations to all new lawyers on their admission to practise.

Note on photography: after the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to take photos in the courtyard and Law Library for 40 minutes. However, photography is not permitted in any other area of the Court. Please follow the guidance notices posted around the entrances to Banco. 

Orders admitting lawyers 'on the papers'

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a process was developed to allow admissions to occur ‘on the papers’ by order of the Chief Justice. Pursuant to this process, the Chief Justice makes orders admitting the applicants named in the Schedule of each order to practise as Australian lawyers and officers of the Supreme Court of Victoria. The signatures of the named applicants are then entered on the Supreme Court roll.

The Court resumed in-person admission ceremonies in April 2022. However, new lawyers seeking admission will continue to have the option to be admitted ‘on the papers’.

For more information, see Orders admitting new lawyers to practise.

Process of admissions

The Victorian Legal Admissions Board regulates entry to the legal profession in Victoria.
For more about how to start the process of getting admitted, read the admissions page.

Recent admission ceremonies

Terms of Use

Court footage, including hearings, must not be recorded, rebroadcast or transmitted, including by taking a photograph, screenshot, audio and/or visual recording. This includes posting on social media. Offences apply. Refer to the full Terms of Use.

5 December 2023

Past admission ceremonies

21 November 2023
9:30am
Banco Court
Watch the ceremony from 21 November 2023 at 9:30am

21 November 2023
11:30am
Banco Court
Watch the ceremony from 21 November 2023 at 11:30am

21 November 2023
2:30pm
Banco Court
Watch the ceremony from 21 November 2023 at 2:30pm

24 October 2023
9:30am
Banco Court
Watch the ceremony from 24 October 2023 at 9:30am

24 October 2023
11:30am
Banco Court
Watch the ceremony from 24 October 2023 at 11:30am

24 October 2023
2:30pm
Banco Court
Watch the ceremony from 24 October 2023 at 2:30pm

26 September 2023
9:30am
Banco Court
Watch the ceremony from 26 September 2023 at 9:30am

26 September 2023
11:30am
Banco Court
Watch the ceremony from 26 September 2023 at 11:30am

26 September 2023
2:30pm
Banco Court
Watch the ceremony from 26 September 2023 at 2:30pm