Admission calendar


The Supreme Court of Victoria has indefinitely adjourned all in-person applications for admission to the Australian legal profession in light of COVID-19.  

A process has been developed to allow admissions to occur ‘on the papers’ by order of the Chief Justice. 

You will receive an email confirming your eligibility for a compliance certificate when your application is complete, and your fee payment has been received by VLAB.



Applications must be completed and payment received by VLAB by Wednesday 23 June 2021.

Compliance certificates will be issued on Monday 28 June 2021.

Compliance certificates and further instructions will be emailed within 2 days of the issue of the compliance certificate.

Return date for affidavits to the Supreme Court must be received by Wednesday 7 July 2021.

Admissions on the papers is expected to take place in July 2021.



Applications Completed and Payment Received by VLAB Compliance Certificate Issued Return date for Affidavit for the Supreme Court Month of Admission
Wednesday 14 July Monday 19 July Wednesday 28 July August 2021
Wednesday 11 August Monday 16 August Wednesday, 25 August September 2021
Wednesday 15 September Monday 20 September Wednesday 29 September October 2021
Wednesday 13 October Monday 18 October Wednesday 27 October November 2021
Wednesday 17 November Monday 22 November Wednesday 1 December December 2021



All dates are subject to change at short notice