The Victorian Bar is a private, voluntary, self-funded, non-profit professional association of barristers who practise in Victoria.

The work of the barrister is built on the proud tradition of providing strong and independent legal representation and advice without fear or favour to all in the community.

The Victorian Bar:

  • has responsibility under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria) for making the legal profession rules that govern barristers
  • performs several functions delegated by the Legal Services Board (the peak legal regulatory body in Victoria) including the receipt and processing of applications for practising certificates by barristers
  • through the Ethics Committee, investigates complaints against barristers referred by the Legal Services Commissioner and reports back to the Commissioner