The Victorian Legal Admissions Board is a statutory body which performs functions associated with the admission of lawyers in Victoria in accordance with the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Act 2014 .
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VLAB ANNOUNCES NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST
The Victorian Legal Admissions Board has approved a new English language test, as an alternative to IELTS . Within two years before the date on which you apply for admission, you can now EITHER complete the IELTS Academic Module test OR complete the TOEFL iBT test. See Information for Foreign Graduates or Information for Foreign Lawyers for further information.
Admission dates for the first half of 2019 have been released.
New Zealand Practitioners MRA admission schedule is available.
Academic Transcripts must be sent to The Board directly from your academic institution by post or electronically. Note however that the use of My eQuals is not an acceptable format of delivery.
The Victorian Legal Admissions Board has released the 2017-2018 Annual Report .
See the Admission Calendar page for further details on 2019 admission ceremony dates.
All applications for admission to the Victorian Legal Admissions Board must be made via the online client portal .
The web stream of the most recent admission ceremonies are available to view.
When all documents are filed you will receive an email notifying you that your application is complete and to proceed to book into an admission ceremony. You must not book into a ceremony unless the Board has advised you that your file is complete. Do not attempt to use another applicant's email link to book into a ceremony.
Documents that are uploaded as photographic images are often illegible and cannot be accepted. PDF is the easiest way to scan and upload.
When lodging your application for a compliance certificate, it is essential that you provide the correct ID . The Board will not accept certified copies for in person ID checks.
Any requests for additional tickets (maximum of one if available) must be sent via email. We will not accept phone requests.
The Board will consider an application for admission in Victoria as soon as you commence your online application. If you start an application and decide to withdraw please contact us.
For all applications it is essential that you enter your name in the contact details correctly. The name that you enter will be as it appears on your compliance certificate and admissions order. This extends to the order of your name. If you omit a middle name then it will not be shown. Do not enter your name or any fields in the portal in CAPS. You can return to the portal and amend your name up until you print off the statutory declaration and come to the offices of the Board. If you wish your surname to be shown first, then enter this in the first name field. The name on your application MUST be reflected in the ID that you use to identify yourself to the Board.
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