Admission calendar


You should lodge your application at least 2 months before your planned admission month. Complex applications may take longer.

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.



There is limited availability at in-person ceremonies and numbers are subject to change at the discretion of the Supreme Court of Victoria.  

Each ceremony is capped at a maximum of 50 applicants and admission times are 9.30am, 11.30am and 2.30pm.

If you have chosen an in-person ceremony you will be automatically assigned to the earliest available ceremony upon a fully completed and paid application. You will receive a link to pay the admission fee when all documents on your application are received, assessed, and approved by VLAB.  Please factor in at least one week for review of documents after they have been uploaded.

You will be notified of the ceremony date and time when you receive your compliance certificate.

In-Person Admission Dates

Tuesday 20 June 2023
Tuesday 18 July 2023
Tuesday 22 August 2023
Tuesday 26 September 2023
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Tuesday 21 November 2023
Tuesday 5 December 2023

PAPER ADMISSIONS (no attendance required)

If you have chosen to be admitted on the papers, you will be required to file an affidavit. Further information will be provided when you receive your compliance certificate.

 Monday 29 May 2023   June 2023
 Monday 26 June 2023  July 2023
 Monday 31 July 2023   August 2023
 Monday 4 September 2023   September 2023
 Monday 2 October 2023  October 2023
 Monday 30 October 2023     November 2023
 Monday 13 November 2023    December 2023

The actual date of your paper admission cannot be confirmed but subject to compliance with the timetable above, your admission will be ordered by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the scheduled month.

In-person and paper admission dates and times are subject to change at short notice.