Cal Viney

ADMITTED  2011    BAR  2021
CHAMBERS  Koiki Mabo Chambers

CLERK CONTACT  03 9225 7999
PHONE  9225 7999
MOBILE  0456 992 642

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Cal Viney, LLM (LSE); LLB (Hons), BA (Dist); GAICD


  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Coronial Inquests
  • Employment / Industrial
  • Public Law




Cal has a broad practice in public law. Cal also accepts briefs in some commercial law, common law and industrial law matters.

He has appeared in the High Court (special leave, led), the Federal Court (led and unled), the FCFCA (led and unled), the Supreme Court of Victoria (led and unled), the County Court of Victoria (unled), the VCAT (led and unled), the AAT (led) and the Coroner’s Court of Victoria (led and unled). He has also acted for persons before various inquiries, including the IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman. For a sample list of cases and inquiries, click here.

Cal holds an LLM (Public Law) from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2012 to 2013), where he studied as a Chevening Scholar, and was awarded the Stanley De Smith Prize for the best overall performance in the public law specialism. In his undergraduate studies, Cal was awarded the Dean’s Merit List Award in Law.

Cal read with Nick Wood S.C., and his senior mentor was Sturt Glacken K.C.

Before coming to the Bar, Cal was Deputy General Counsel/Senior Adviser to the then Premier of Victoria (2016 to 2021), an adviser at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014 to 2016), and a solicitor in the commercial team at Hunt & Hunt Lawyers (2011 to 2012).

Cal currently sits on the Indigenous Justice Committee of the Victorian Bar, and is a member of Koiki Mabo Chambers.

From 7 May 2021, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.