Astrid Haban-Beer

ADMITTED  2008    BAR  2013

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 8284

LOTE   Spanish  

Astrid Haban-Beer, BA, LLB LLM (Melb)


  • Law
  • Magistrates Court
  • Administrative Law
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Class Actions
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intervention Orders
  • Location/Sydney Barristers
  • Public Law




Astrid has a practice incorporating criminal law, public and government law, including regulatory and enforcement matters. Astrid has particular interest in matters involving the intersection of criminal and civil law.

Astrid appears in all Courts and tribunals led and unled.

Astrid undertakes appearances (trials, pleas, committals and applications) in the Supreme, County and Magistrates' Courts, and advisory work in civil and criminal matters covering areas of:

  • mental impairment (including special hearings and review proceedings)
  • public interest immunity and other privileges (including subpoena arguments)
  • disability law
  • regulatory matters
  • terrorism and national security
  • fraud offences
  • sexual offences, including Commonwealth Criminal Code offences
  • internet offences, including Commonwealth Criminal Code offences
  • drug offences
  • animal cruelty offences
  • customs (including tarriffs), biosecurity and quarantine offences
  • Family Violence and Personal Safety intervention order applications
  • Royal Commissions and other commissions of inquiry
  • Coroner's Court
  • Astrid is also available to accept interstate briefs.

Please see extended biography tab for recent Court appearances.

In addition to Court based briefs, Astrid appears and advises in Royal Commissions and other inquiries. Astrid acted for the State of Victoria in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and a person of interest in the Royal Commission into Trde Union Governance and Corruption.

Astrid is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister, and holds an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC).

From 16 May 2013, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.