Office of General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel 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 Office of General Counsel 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 General Counsel, the Proper Office for the service of legal documents. Documents should be directed to:

The Proper Officer
Office of General Counsel
Deakin University
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Level 4
Sally Walker Building
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong Victoria 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
Office of General Counsel
Deakin University
Locked Bag 20001
Geelong Victoria 3220

Any enquiries should be directed to:

Debra Lovell
Practice Manager
Office of General Counsel
Deakin University
T: +61 3 5227 8599
F: +61 3 5227 8523 
Email Debra Lovell

Deakin Integrity

Deakin promotes a culture of honesty and integrity and has established controls and procedures to prevent and detect corrupt activities.

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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.

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Official Notice Board

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

Find out more about the Official Notice Board

Privacy

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

Find out more about privacy at Deakin

Contact us

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

T: +61 3 5227 8524
F: +61 3 5227 8523 
Email the Office of General Counsel