The client portal link can be found at the bottom of this page. Please read all relevant information before proceeding to the portal link.
All applications for admission to the Victorian Legal Admissions Board must be made via the online client portal. Please read the following application types to ensure you choose the correct application. If you are unsure of which application category you fall under, please contact the Board for advice before proceeding.
Do not upload photographs of documents as they are illegible. Any documents uploaded as a photo or image will not be accepted. Please use a PDF converter app available on mobile devices such as Microsoft Office Lens. Uploads must not exceed 2GB except for disclosure statements which can be 5GB.
Note: When entering details in the field "mailing city" enter your actual suburb not just Melbourne unless you live in the CBD.
NOTE - Do not provide erroneous information to get you through the steps. Further, it is not acceptable to upload dummy documents to get you through to the next stage of the application. If the step you are on requires a document, upload the correct document and then proceed when ready. If you upload dummy or placeholder documents your application will be locked by the Board.
Practical Legal Training Course
Australian law graduate undertaking a Practical Legal Training Course at a training provider.
Supervised Legal Training
Australian law graduate undertaking Supervised Legal Training at a law firm.
New Zealand Practitioner
New Zealand Practitioner eligible to apply for admission under Mutual Recognition legislation.
Foreign Graduate Assessment
Graduate who holds an academic qualification in law in a jurisdiction outside Australia and seeks an assessment of their foreign qualifications.
Foreign Lawyer Assessment
Lawyer who holds an academic qualification in law and has been admitted to practice law in a jurisdiction outside Australia and seeks an assessment of their foreign qualifications and experience.
Additional Application Types
For the following application types, you must contact the Victorian Legal Admissions Board to commence the application. You will then be asked to complete your application using the client portal.
Foreign Practical Legal Training Course
Foreign Graduate or Lawyer who has previously obtained an assessment of their foreign qualification from the Board and undertakes a practical legal training course.
Foreign Supervised Legal Training
Foreign Graduate or Lawyer who has previously obtained an assessment of their foreign qualification from the Board and wishes to undertake supervised legal training.
Early Suitability of Assessment
Applicant seeking declaration that a specific matter or matters disclosed will not adversely affect suitability.
Unavailable Application Types
Public Notary - APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN JANUARY 2024
Australian legal practitioner wishing to apply for appointment of Public Notary.
Foreign Conditional Admission - NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Foreign Lawyer who is admitted and eligible to practice as legal practitioner in a jurisdiction outside Australia and seeking admission subject to conditions.
There is an 80 character maximum limit to the naming of all attachments uploaded to the online portal. Be mindful when assigning a name to the document file that you are uploading as anything over 80 characters will not be successful.
BY ACCESSING THE CLIENT PORTAL AND COMMENCING AN APPLICATION YOU AGREE TO:
I confirm that I am authorised to provide the personal details presented and I consent to my information being checked with the document issuer or official record holder via 3rd party systems for the purpose of confirming my identity.
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT COMMENCE AN APPLICATION AND CONTACT THE BOARD (External link)
The client portal can be accessed here (External link)