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Information for the Profession

Australian Registrars National Electronic Conveyancing Council (ARNECC)

Client Authorisation and Verification of Identity as a Result of COVID-19 (20 March 2020 - PDF)

Corrections Victoria

Fair Work Australia

Coronavirus and Australian Workplace Laws: Find out about your workplace entitlements and obligations if you’re affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, including information about stand downs from work, working arrangements impacted by school closures, and pay and sick leave entitlements.

See the latest updates and information from the Fair Work Ombudsman HERE.

Fair Work Commission

See the latest updates and information from the Fair Work Commission HERE.

JobWatch

Due to unprecedented demand on the JobWatch Telephone Information Service, JobWatch has developed a COVID-19 Employment Rights Q&A.

Judicial College of Victoria

Coronavirus and the Courts - Latest updates and information 

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a substantial impact on courts all around Australia. The Judicial College of Victoria have created this page to help courts, and court users, understand the different practices that have been put in place across the jurisdictions.

Legal Practitioners Liability Committee (LPLC)

Deferral option for LPLC 2020/21 premium renewals (1 April 2020)
For the upcoming insurance renewal LPLC will offer all law practices (solicitors and barristers) currently insured with LPLC the option to defer payment of their renewal premium to 30 November 2020.

Safe Work Australia

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice for Employers

Victoria Legal Aid

Changes to legal aid services, COVID-19 response

Victorian DHHS 

See the latest updates and information from the Victorian Department of Heath and Human Services (DHHS), HERE.

Victorian Small Business Commission

Coronavirus - Issues for Small Business and their Lawyers (25 March 2020 - PDF)
Presentation from Judy O’Connell, Victorian Small Business Commissioner at LIV's Commercial Law Conference, 25 March 2020.

Victorian Small Business Commission mediation service and dealing with rent in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus), from 25 March 2020, we’ll still be open and here to help small businesses, though will change how we provide our services. All VSBC mediations will move from in-person sessions to video conferencing or teleconferencing, until further notice.

VLSB+C

Commissioner Update (20 March 2020 - PDF)

The Udate includes:

  • Notification of office closing to public
  • Practicing certificate renewals
  • Change to rules, regulations and processes
  • If you cannot meet with your clients and need to take instructions
  • If you are impacted by COVID-19.

Other Resources