Public Interest Law Careers Guide - Liberty Victoria

Field of Law

Human Rights

Stage of Career

Undergraduates, Practising Lawyers (Volunteer only)

Contact Details

Address: GPO Box 3161 Melbourne, Victoria Australia 3001
Phone: 03 9670 6422
Visit the Liberty Victoria website
Contact person: Gillian Garner

Description of Organisation

Since 1936 Liberty Victoria has worked to defend and extend human rights and freedoms in Victoria. Liberty Victoria prepares submissions to government, supports court cases defending infringements of civil liberties, issues media releases and holds events on topical matters concerning civil liberties and human rights.

Liberty Victoria aims to influence public debate and government policy on a range of human rights issues and has produced policy statements on issues such as access to justice, a charter of rights, freedom of speech and privacy.

Number of legal positions within organisation: Liberty Victoria has 25 Committee members who do the bulk of the submission and policy work. All are volunteers.

Information for university students/graduates and practising lawyers

What sort of volunteer/work experience opportunities are available?

Volunteer positions arise from time to time - to assist with research for submissions and policy documents. We keep a register of volunteers to call on when required. 

Liberty Victoria is currently in the process of trialling a young lawyers program where small teams of lawyers (a senior Liberty Lawyer, a junior Liberty lawyer, a law graduate and a law student) to work on particular issues. These students and graduates will initially be sourced from our current volunteer pool.

If successful, the program may be extended in future.

Contact person for volunteers:  Email the Office Manager at

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