Full Name: Fiona L McKenzie
Phone:+61 3 9225 6939
Mobile:0434 601 835
Date of Admission: 11 Apr 1985
Called to the Bar: 11 May 2006
Qualifications: B.A., LL.B. (Mon), LLM (ANU)
Previous Occupation: Solicitor, Blake Dawson Waldron; Solicitor, Australian Government Solicitor's Office


Fiona McKenzie practises mainly in the area of administrative law. She has a strong academic background which includes a Master of Laws at the ANU, where she submitted a thesis on international human rights law issues arising in the Australian Federal jurisdiction. She has written a book for practitioners and decision makers, 'Administrative Power and the Law', which has been reviewed favourably here and in the UK.

Fiona appears in a range of tribunals and courts, and advises clients on the lawful exercise of statutory power.

Types of matters include judicial review in the Supreme Court (most recently regarding medical panel opinions with KP Hanscombe SC), and the Federal Court; AAT proceedings including in FOI matters (for example, in The Australian v Sec, Dept of Prime Minister and Cabinet with Peter Hanks QC); VCAT matters involving merits review of administrative decisions; and advice.

Fiona has lectured at the University of Melbourne, teaching administrative law in the Juris Doctor Program. She also conducts training in administrative decision making for lawyers and public servants, based on her book, (see

Areas of Practice


  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Discrimination
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Merits Review


Environment and Planning

  • Local Government

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia

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