Full Name: Ms Katherine Rolfe
Phone: +61 3 9225 7777
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0435 410 084
Chambers: Brian Bourke Chambers
Date of Admission: 18 Mar 2010
Called to the Bar: 26 Oct 2016


Katherine Rolfe comes to the bar with extensive experience as a solicitor advocate in Superior and summary courts, including in the Koori Court jurisdiction.

Katherine welcomes briefs to appear in all areas of criminal law in metropolitan and regional Courts.  She has regularly appeared in the Magistrates’, Children’s and County Courts in plea hearings, bail applications, intervention order applications, breaches and appeals.

Katherine commenced her career in private practice at Matthew White and Associates.  She appeared daily on behalf of a varied client base.  She had carriage of complex indictable matters, including sexual offences, people smuggling matters, fraud related cases, manslaughter and murder prosecutions.

Katherine worked at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service between 2014 and 2016.  She was employed as a Criminal Lawyer and Senior Criminal Lawyer.  She was responsible for various circuits across Victoria.

Immediately prior to signing the Bar Roll, Katherine was employed by the Western Australian Aboriginal Legal Service.  She was based in Kalgoorlie and undertook circuit work in remote communities in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

Katherine also accepts briefs to appear before the Mental Health Tribunal and in inquests/inquiry matters.

Katherine appears in legally aided and privately funded matters. 

Katherine holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Psychological Science.

Katherine is reading with Julie Condon and her senior mentor is Michael O’Connell SC.

Areas of Practice


  • Criminal Appeals

Criminal Law

  • Crimes Against the Person
  • Drugs
  • Juvenile / Children's Court
  • Mental Illness
  • Property
  • Sexual Assault
  • Traffic / Motor Vehicle

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

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