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Stay informed and get the latest updates on the LIV's new, modern home located in the heart of Melbourne's legal precinct at 140 William Street.

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For nearly 160 years, the LIV has proudly supported the legal profession in Victoria. With more than 19,500 members, it is the state's peak legal body.

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View our new modern facilities, which includes state-of-the-art meeting rooms, event space, member facilities, LIV library and legal bookshop.

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Our Commitment to Members

From early January 2019 the LIV’s new home will be at 140 William Street, Melbourne.

On Level 13 members and visitors will find:

  • Reception
  • Law Books Bookshop
  • The LIV Library
  • Members’ Lounge
  • Meeting and Lecture Rooms.

The move to new premises

On 4 April 2018, the Law Institute of Victoria announced it had sold its long-term CBD headquarters at 470 Bourke Street. The building had served its members and the Victorian community well for almost 40 years, but was in need of modernisation. After consulting with members, the decision was made to move to a modern accommodation within Melbourne's legal precinct to better support members, the legal profession and the larger community. 

After an extensive search, the LIV chose 140 William Street as its new home.

Occupying two floors of the building, our new space will offer state-of-the-art meeting rooms, event space, member facilities and office space to LIV members and staff. There will be a dedicated members floor on level 13, which includes the LIV library, legal bookshop, conference and meeting rooms, quiet work areas and webcast facilities. 

Lawyers from the Melbourne area, as well as lawyers visiting from further afield, are welcome to utilise the LIV members floor, which frequently serves as an office away from home for LIV members. 

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  • Our New Home

    Our spacious and modern new home will enable us to better support members, the legal profession and the larger community.

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  • Modern Facilities for Members

    The LIV's dedicated members floor will be located on level 13 of 140 William Street.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I access member facilities in the new building?

    Member facilities will be located on level 13 of 140 William Street. Please inquire with reception for assistance with the services available to you, such as mediation and meeting rooms, the LIV library and legal bookshop.

  • When does the LIV leave 470 Bourke St?

    The LIV Library and Meeting Rooms at our current location at 470 Bourke Street will be closed from 17 December and our offices will close on 21 December.

    We will reopen at our new premises on 2 January 2019 and we look forward to welcoming members and visitors to our upgraded  facilities.

  • When does the LIV open its doors at the new address?

    The LIV's office and member facilities will be operating from 140 William Street from 2 January 2019.

  • What will happen to the legal bookshop?

    The LIV Law Books bookshop will be moving with us to 140 William Street and will be located on the members floor on level 13. You can expect the same availability of key texts and legal forms that you've become accustomed to, both in the new shop and online at Law Books.

  • What will happen to the LIV Library?

    The LIV Library research and archive service will be moving with us to 140 William Street and will be located on the members floor on level 13. The on-site library will continue to be augmented by online resources, including Lexis Red and CCHeBooks. The library is available to LIV members. Non-members who work in the legal profession may obtain access through reception.

  • Will phone numbers change?

    No, all phone numbers for reception, service lines and individual's direct lines will remain the same.

  • Will there be rooms available for meetings at the LIV's new location?

    Yes, our new location will be equipped with state-of-the-art rooms that are suitable for a variety of purposes including meetings, seminars and mediation. Rooms are booked through reception. Catering can be arranged upon request. There will also be additional rooms equipped with WiFi available to LIV members for personal use.