Certificates of Fitness

In Victoria, the Law Institute of Victoria prepares Certificates of Fitness, while the Supreme Court of Victoria prepares Certificates of Good Standing. The Supreme Court of Victoria requires a Certificate of Fitness from the LIV before it will prepare a Certificate of Good Standing. Applications for both certificates can be lodged at the same time.

For information about Certificates of Good Standing, please contact:

Admissions Clerk, Supreme Court of Victoria
T: 03 9603 9299
W: www.supremecourt.vic.gov.au

If you have been admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria, or if you have held a practising certificate in Victoria, the LIV is able to prepare a Certificate of Fitness that states:

  • the date that you were admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • the periods for which you have held a practising certificate in 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.

The current processing time for the Certificate of Fitness application is 15–20 business days.

To request a Certificate of Fitness:

  1. Download a Request for Certificate of Fitness application and consent form (PDF).
  2. Complete all details on both forms and email to compliance@liv.asn.au, together with payment details.