Full Name: Matthew M Minucci
Phone:+61 3 9225 8184
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Mobile:0422 982 930
Chambers: Aickin Chambers
Room: 2110
Date of Admission: 9 May 2011
Called to the Bar: 23 Oct 2014
Qualifications: BComm (Acc), LLB (w/Hons), LLM (Melb)
Previous Occupation: Senior Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor's Office


Matthew Minucci’s practice covers all aspects of employment and industrial law, and includes public law and criminal law. 

Matthew appears in both State and Federal jurisdictions on a regular basis, and provides practical, strategic advice on complex employment and industrial issues. He is experienced in handling all manner of workplace disputes, including:

  • Bargaining and industrial disputes;
  • Industrial action;
  • Breach of award/enterprise agreement claims;
  • Adverse action;
  • Unfair dismissals; and
  • Employment contracts.

Matthew has been recognised in Doyles Guide's Emerging Employment and WHS Counsel 2017.

Matthew is also a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred Barrister, and an accredited specialist criminal law advocate under the Victorian Bar's Indictable Crime Certificate program.

Since coming to the Bar, matters in which Matthew has appeared include:

Police v D (a Child) [2017] VChC - Matthew's client was a child who had been charged with rape. Matthew's client was acquitted.

Johnson v North West Supermarkets T/A Castlemaine IGA [2017] FWC 2866 - unfair dismissal application wheree Matthew acted for the employee.

Calleri v Swinburne University of Technology [2017] FWC 2702 - jurisdictional objecion to the Applicant's unfair dismissall application where Matthew acted for the employer. Employer's jurisdictional objection was upheld, application for relief from unfair dismissal dismissed.

Walpola v Transdev Melbourne Pty Ltd [2016] FCAFC 151 - application for judicial review of a decision of the Fair Work Commission.

R v Ilfaaz Ali - Matthew's client was charged with two counts of rape. After a trial before a jury in the County Court, Matthew's client was acquitted.

Waras v Tagteam Australia Pty Ltd [2016] FCCA 1978 - Matthew acted for the employer and was successful in having the employee's application for declaratory relief dismissed for want of jurisdiction.

Fair Work Ombudsman v HiYi Pty Ltd & Ors [2016] FCCA 1634 - Matthew acted for the 7-Eleven franchisee in proceedings commenced by the FWO for contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

Walpola v Transdev Melbourne Pty Ltd [2016] FWCFB 564 - appeal to the Full Bench of the FWC in unfair dismissal proceedings where Matthew acted for the employee.

Crawford v Steadmark (No 2) [2015] FCCA 2697 (led by F O'Brien QC) - adverse action proceedings where Matthew acted for the employee.

Schieh v ALDI Stores (A Limited Partnership) T/A ALDI [2015] FWC 7959 - unfair dismissal proceeding where Matthew acted for the employee. The employee was successful and the compensation cap was awarded.

Virata v NSW Motel Management Services Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 7932 - unfair dismissal proceeding where Matthew acted for the employer.

Matthew also appears in a variety of criminal matters in the County Court and Magistrates Court, including jury trials, appeals and pleas.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Matthew was a Senior Solicitor with the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office in the Workplace Relations and Occupational Safety Team.

Before joining the VGSO, Matthew was a Judge's Associate in the District Court of South Australia.

Matthew read with Richard Dalton and his Senior Mentor was Frank Parry QC.

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Areas of Practice


  • Restraint of Trade


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


  • Appellate
  • Crimes against the person
  • Drugs
  • Environmental and Planning Offences
  • Fraud
  • Sexual Assault
  • Work Health and Safety


  • Appellate
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade
  • Industrial Disputes and statutory employment rights
  • Public Sector Appeals
  • Work Health and Safety


  • Commissions and other inquiries
  • Coronial Inquests

Also Entitled to Practise in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
  • South Australia
From 23 Oct 2014, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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