Call for Nominations for the Victorian Bar Council By-election


Nominations are hereby called for a by-election to fill a vacancy in the 2017/2018 Bar Council. The by-election
will be conducted online. Instructions for online voting can be downloaded here.

One candidate is to be elected in the category of Queen’s counsel, senior counsel or junior counsel of not less than 15 years’ standing.

Standing is calculated as at the time by which nominations for election are to be received by the Secretary, being Friday 23 February 2018. The poll will open at 9am on Monday 26 February 2018 and close at 4pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018. The declaration of the poll will take place at 4:45pm on Thursday 8 March 2018.

Conditions of eligibility to nominate and to be nominated are prescribed by clauses 11.7, 13.7, 48.1 and 48.2 of the constitution of the Victorian Bar Inc.

A nomination form can be downloaded here. Additional forms may be obtained from the Bar office, Level 5, Owen Dixon Chambers East.

Nominations must reach the Honorary Secretary on or before 5pm on Friday 23 February 2018 at the Bar office, Level 5, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000, or by email to