Greens List Barristers

Sam Bird Bar : 2003| Admitted : 2002

Phone : +61 3 9225 6972

Mobile : 0438 041 203

Email :

Chambers : Isaacs Chambers


Sam practices in the following areas:

Building and Planning

Representing owners, builders, building surveyors and consultants in building disputes and building regulation, including disputes arising out of protection works, building orders and notices, emergency orders and modification applications.

Acting for agencies, Councils and objectors in planning appeal matters and enforcement.

Regulatory crime

Representing both the prosecution and defence in planning and building in particular. The agencies include Councils, the VBA, EVP, EPA, amongst others.

Local government

Advising local government in respect to drafting and other Council work.

Sports Tribunals

Appointed by the Australian Football League to act as counsel assisting in both the AFL, AFLW, and AFL (Victoria).

Representing and advising players, clubs and coaches in other codes and sport.

Boards and Tribunals

Advising and appearing in matters at the Building Appeals Board, Building Practitioners Board, and the Architects Registration Board amongst others.

Royal Commissions and Inquests

Appeared on behalf of several parties in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, sitting in Sydney and Ballarat.

Appeared on behalf of the family in the Coronial Inquest into the death of Darren Culleton.

Disciplinary hearings

Appearing and advising builders, architects, engineers, building surveyors, school teachers, amongst other professionals.


Memberships & Committees

Victorian Bar

To get in touch with Sam Bird | or for more information please contact the Clerk on:

+61 3 9225

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.