Full Name: Mr Yildana Hardjadibrata
Phone: +61 3 9225 8634
Chambers: Douglas Menzies Chambers
Room: 0702
Date of Admission: 7 Nov 1984
Called to the Bar: 21 Nov 2002
Qualifications: B.A., LL.B.
Previous Occupation: Solicitor


Yildana Hardjadibrata was admitted to practice in 1984 and signed the Bar Roll in 2002. He has extensive experience in criminal litigation, with an emphasis on commercial crime. Yildana is a Victoria Legal Aid Criminal Trial Preferred barrister and holds a Victorian Bar Indictable Crime Certificate,

Yildana worked as a prosecutor for the Melbourne office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for 16 years. During this time he also spent periods working in Adelaide and Head Office. Prior to that he was employed in the Australian Taxation Office.

Yildana's practice with the DPP covered all areas of Commonwealth prosecutions in a range of jurisdictions including:

  • committal proceedings in the Magistrates' Court; criminal trials in the County Court/District Court of SA and Supreme Court of Victoria; judicial review proceedings in the Federal Court;
  • appeals and orders for review proceedings in the Full Court of the Supreme Court/Court of Appeal; and
  • High Court appeals.


The matters that he handled at the DPP included drug importations, medicare, social security and tax frauds. He also handled civil matters under the Commonwealth Proceeds of Crime Act.Yildana has instructed in a number of high profile and complex matters including tax and corporate frauds. He also has extensive experience prosecuting matters as counsel in bail applications, pleas and contested matters in the Magistrates' Court, and appeals and pleas in the County Court. Furthering his interest in tax and commercial law, Yildana read with Peter Sest. Since being called to the Bar, Yildana has appeared regularly in criminal and civil trials in the County Court, and committals and other contested matters in the Magistrates' Court.

Areas of Practice

Commercial Law

  • Competition Law & Consumer Law
  • Corporations Law & Securities Law

Common Law

  • Intentional Torts

Criminal Law

  • Appellate
  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Proceeds of Crime

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Customs
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review

Tax Law & Revenue Law

Technology Law & Media Law

« Back to search results