Full Name: Ms Estelle A Frawley
Phone: +61 3 9225 7101
Fax: 9225 8480
Mobile: 0421073006
Chambers: Owen Dixon Chambers East
Room: 1009
Date of Admission: 16 Oct 2007
Called to the Bar: 4 May 2017
Qualifications: BCom / LLB (Hons)
Previous Occupation: Principal Solicitor, Department of Health and Human Services; Principal Solicitor, Corrections Victoria; Principal Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor's Office and Solicitor, Minter Ellison


Estelle accepts briefs in public and administrative law and has particular expertise in health and human services, corrections, disciplinary proceedings, regulatory prosecutions and IVF law.

Since coming to the Bar, Estelle has appeared in contested hearings in the Children's Court, Magistrates’ Court, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, Coroners Court, County Court and Supreme Court. 

Estelle has acted for a number of Government Departments and statutory bodies, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Corrections Victoria, the Department of Justice and Community Safety, Vic Roads, Transport Safety Victoria and the Department of Education and Training.  In relation to disciplinary proceedings, Estelle has appeared before the Victorian Legal Admissions Committee and Suitability Panel and has acted for the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.  She has also appeared for the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal in review matters.  

Estelle has a varied practice and regularly appears in all matters involving Government and statutory bodies, including child protection applications, crimes mental impairment matters, disciplinary proceedings, working with children check reviews, post sentence applications and victims of crime matters.  

Before coming to the Bar, Estelle was a Principal Solicitor for a number of Government Departments, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Corrections Victoria and the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office as well as working as a solicitor at a major law firm. 

Estelle has over 10 years’ experience in public and administrative law.  Estelle has also been involved in legislative drafting and has worked on both primary and subordinate legislation.  Previously, Estelle was the Associate to the Patient Review Panel and she has expertise in IVF law and board governance requirements.  She is currently Counsel Assisting the Health Complaints Commissioner’s Inquiry into Assisted Reproductive Treatment Practices.    

Areas of Practice

Family Law

  • Care & Protection


Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Health & Medical
  • Judicial Review
  • Merits Review
From 5 May 2017, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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