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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 (External link).

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FEES

Payment of fees via PayPal for applicants who do not have a PayPal account and are wishing to checkout as a guest is currently not functioning. Please contact VLAB for further assistance. vlab@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)

 

Overseas Enquiries

For any enquiry relating to overseas enquiries please send an email to overseas@justice.vic.gov.au (External link)

Character Statements

During the COVID-19 pandemic, pursuant to Rule 27 of the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015, the Victorian Legal Admissions Board has dispensed with the requirement that statements as to character must be provided by way of statutory declaration. Statements as to character which contain precise wording are provided.   Each form is editable, please ensure you use the correct form. Statements as to character can now be signed in the presence of a witness who is aged over 18 years. The statements are available here (External link).

Admission Ceremonies

The Supreme Court of Victoria has indefinitely suspended all admission ceremonies to the Australian legal profession for the foreseeable future.

In light of this, the Court and VLAB have developed a new process for admitting lawyers to practise ‘on the papers’.  

VLAB will contact individual applicants who have been granted a compliance certificate about the new process.

This precautionary decision has been made after consideration of the latest expert health and government advice and recognises that members of the community may hold concerns about attending Court in large groups. 

We understand this decision impacts on a large number of people, including those moving admissions and the families and friends of the future lawyers.

These are unprecedented and challenging times, and we very much appreciate the understanding we have received from across the legal profession and community more broadly.

VLAB will issue further information to future lawyers at a later date.

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
 

Following the recent developments in Victoria’s Coronavirus response, we have decided to close our office until further notice.

Although the office may be closed, our work associated with the admission of lawyers in Victoria in continues.  All staff will be working remotely whilst being available through email.

All documents relating to admission should be scanned and sent as certified copies via email to vlabdocuments@justice.vic.gov.au (External link).  No mail will be accepted during the period of closure. 

These are unprecedented and challenging times, and we very much appreciate your understanding in an endeavour to assist in minimising the risk to our stakeholders and staff.

To help combat the spread of COVID-19 and to keep up to date with the latest developments, visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus website www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au (External link)

For those people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translations (External link)

Follow the Victorian Legal Admissions Board on Twitter for news and announcements! @VicLegalAdmin (External link)

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.

Next admission
Banco Court (Court 1)
Supreme Court of Victoria
210 William Street, Melbourne