If you are looking to obtain a Certificate of Fitness, you now need to apply for the certificate through us. From 1 July 2020 the Law Institute of Victoria no longer provides these certificates. Access the application form below.
Why do I need a Certificate of Fitness?
If you are applying to the Supreme Court of Victoria for a Certificate of Good Standing, you will first need to give the Court a Certificate of Fitness.
We can prepare a Certificate of Fitness for lawyers who have either been admitted to practise in Victoria, or who have held a practising certificate in Victoria. The certificate states:
- the date that you were admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria
- any conditions or restrictions on your current practising certificate
- whether or not you currently hold a practising certificate
- whether or not you have ever had a practising certificate suspended or cancelled in Victoria
- whether or not an order has ever been made to suspend you from practice in Victoria
- any prior disciplinary findings made against you in the last 5 years (including decisions under the Legal Profession Act 2004 and the Legal Profession Uniform Law (Victoria))
- any disciplinary complaints in relation to your practice as a legal practitioner in the State of Victoria which are currently under investigation or preliminary assessment.
How do I request a certificate?
To request a Certificate of Fitness, please complete the application form below.
It currently takes between 15–20 business days to process a request for a certificate.
For information about Certificates of Good Standing, please contact:
Admissions Clerk, Supreme Court of Victoria
T: 03 8600 2003