Trevor Wallwork

Trevor Wallwork

Contact Details

Phone: 03) 9225 7425

Fax: 03) 9078 2670
Clerk: Meldrum & Hyland's List




Areas of expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law with emphasis on Adminitrative Law
  • Town Planning
  • Local Government Law
  • Tribunals
  • Inquests
  • Commissions of Enquiry


Professional background

Trevor Wallwork practices principally in criminal and public law, with an emphasis on administrative law, town planning & local government law, tribunals, inquests & commissions of enquiry.

Trevor is a member of the Commonwealth DPP Counsel Panel, the VLA Preferred Counsel Panel. In 2016 he was awarded an Indictable Crime Certificate (ICC).

He has experience in Human Rights and Charter matters and in Freedom of Information, Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Act proceedings.

Trevor has significant experience in statutory regulation, including the Food Act, the Water Act, the Catchment & Land Protection Act and the Public Health & Wellbeing Act.

He has been briefed to appear on behalf of, and opposed to, various government and administrative entities, including Municipal Councils, the Department of Economic Development, the TAC, Goulburn-Murray Water, the Directors of Public Prosecutions (State & Cth), and the Director of Police Integrity.  He has advised on, and appeared in applications arising from the issue of subpoena (privilege, public interest immunity etc) in various jurisdictions. Trevor has also appeared at Tribunals and Examinations briefed by the Victorian Government Solicitor.  He has expertise in local government matters (planning, regulation, enforcement, & prosecution) in all jurisdictions.

Trevor is an Australian Advocacy Institute Advocacy Instructor, and has taught in the Bar Readers' Course since 2010.  He has also taught advocacy at the Legal Training Institute (PNG) (2015 - 2017), and in the Solomon Islands (2017).

Trevor read with David Beach S.C. (now Justice Beach), and signed the Bar Roll in 2001.

Trevor holds a Cycling Australia Elite race licence and is a workplace coordinator for Bicycle Network's annual Ride to Work day.

Trevor accepts pro bono briefs through Justice Connect and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre; and has provided assistance to the Environmental Defenders Office (NSW).



  • Victorian Bar Criminal Bar Association.
  • Victorian Bar Migration Bar Association.



  • Hearing Panels List (hearings into health professionals under the Health Professions Registration Act 2005).
  • Tribunal, and the Appeals Board of the Football Federation of Victoria.
  • Adviser, Public Solicitor's Office, Honiara, Solomon Islands (funded by AusAid under the governance of RAMSI).
  • He has also been engaged as a sessional tutor in the Deakin University witness examination program; and is a former Chairman of the Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre.



  • South Pacific Legal Education Committee 2010 - 2012.
  • Victorian Bar Pacific Rim Sub-Committee 2014 - 2017.
  • International Advocacy Training Committee (2018 - ongoing).