Full Name: Carly Robertson
Phone:+61 3 9225 8321
Fax:+61 3 9225 8480
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers West
Room: 2404
Date of Admission: 15 Apr 2008
Called to the Bar: 22 Oct 2015
Qualifications: BA, LLB
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Carly has extensive experience in relation to planning and environmental law matters, including merits review hearings in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) acting for private clients and government agencies. Her practice covers all aspects of environment, planning and native title matters.

Since coming to the Bar in 2015, Carly has appeared regularly in a broad range of matters before VCAT, Planning Panels, the Magistrates' Court (including local government prosecutions) and in appeals in planning, restrictive covenants and related matters before the Supreme Court. 

Prior to coming to the Bar, Carly was the Associate to the Honourable Justice Osborn and the Honourable Justice Cavanough (formerly Head of the Valuation, Compensation and Planning List) at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Prior to moving to the Supreme Court, Carly worked as a solicitor at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst).

Since coming to the Bar, Carly’s advice and appearance work has included:

  • Sunshine Public Weighbridge Pty Ltd v Brimbank CC [2018] VCAT 123
  • Hume C207 & C208 (PSA) [2017] PPV 138 (15 December 2017) (acting for Villawood Properties, led by Michelle Quigley QC, now Justice Quigley).
  • Hume C218 (PSA) [2017] PPV 130 (5 December 2017) (led by Susan Brennan SC).
  • Mornington Peninsula C209 (PSA) [2017] PPV 131 (5 December 2017) (acting for Searoad Ferries regarding Sorrento Ferry Terminal Upgrade, led by Jeremy Gobbo QC).
  • Carinish Holdings Unit Trust v Monash CC [2017] VCAT 2005 (led by Adrian Finanzio SC).
  • Strategic One Pty Ltd v Mornington Peninsula SC [2017] VCAT 1909
  • McRae v Yarra Ranges SC [2017] VCAT 583 (acting for the Country Fire Authority).
  • Melton C171 (PSA) [2017] PPV 37 (3 May 2017) (led by Chris Canavan QC).
  • Raffoul v Boroondara CC [2017] VCAT 1196 (led by Nick Tweedie QC).
  • Garden Avenue Investments Pty Ltd v Melbourne CC [2017] VCAT 821 (led by Susan Brennan SC).
  • BSFW Investments Pty Ltd v Mildura RCC [2017] VCAT 191
  • Manderson v Wright [2016] VSC 677
  • Moreland C161 (PSA) [2016] PPV 146 (29 November 2016) (acting for Mirvac Pty Ltd, led by Michelle Quigley QC, now Justice Quigley).
  • Blanch v Warrnambool CC [2016] VCAT 881

Carly is a member of the Victorian Planning and Environment Law Association and the Victorian Supreme Court Users Group for the Valuation, Compensation and Planning List.

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Areas of Practice


  • Civil and Human Rights
  • Judicial Review and administrative law
  • Native Title


  • Environmental and Planning Offences

Environment and Planning

  • Appellate
  • Civil enforcement
  • Compulsory acquisition of land compensation
  • Environmental and Planning Offences
  • Local Government
  • Merit Appeals
  • Mining
  • Valuation of land - rating and tax appeals
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