University Solicitor's Office

The University Solicitor's Office provides legal advice and services to members of the executive and academic and administrative staff on legal matters affecting the University. The office also acts for staff named in any complaint in respect of work-related matters. The Solicitor's Office is not able to provide advice to staff or students on personal legal matters.

Information

Deakin’s Legal Status and ABN

The University is a body politic and corporate established pursuant to the Deakin University Act 2009 (Vic). All legal documentation involving the University should describe it as -

Deakin University
ABN 56 721 584 203
a body politic and corporate established pursuant to the Deakin University Act 2009 (Vic) of 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria, 3220

Service of Legal Documents

All legal documents, including Subpoenas, for Deakin University, whether directed to an individual, Faculty or Division, should be served on the Office of the University Solicitor, the Proper Office for the service of legal documents. Documents should be directed to:

The Proper Officer
Office of the University Solicitor
Deakin University
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Level 4
Sally Walker Building
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong Vic 3220

Staff are not authorised to accept service of any legal documents on behalf of the University.

All correspondence should be addressed to:

The Proper Officer
The Office of the University Solicitor
Deakin University
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Locked Bag 20001
Geelong Vic 3220

Any enquiries should be directed to:
Debra Lovell
Office Manager
Office of the University Solicitor
Deakin University
T: +61 3 5227 8599
F: +61 3 5227 8523 
E: debra.lovell@deakin.edu.au

Contact us

The University Solicitor's Office is located at:

Level 4
Sally Walker Building
Geelong Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong Vic 3220

T: +61 3 5227 8524
F: +61 3 5227 8523 
E: uni-solicitor@deakin.edu.au

or you can contact any office member directly.

Official Notice Board

The Official Notice Board details legislative amendments and is the official site for publications of those amendments.

Further information is available on the Official Notice Board page.

Legislation

Deakin University is governed by the Deakin University Act 2009 (Vic). The Act includes a list of objects and the governance requirements for the university.

Futher information is available on the Legislation page.

Privacy

Deakin University respects the privacy of users of its website and complies with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

Futher information is available on the Privacy page.

Freedom of Information

Deakin University makes information about its operations available to the public through its website and its publications. Information which is not publicly available may be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic) (FOI Act).

Further information is available on the Freedom of Information page.