BCL Rent Relief Response

Barristers’ Chambers Limited (BCL) recognises that these are extraordinary times, that barristers may be experiencing financial difficulty, and that they may need assistance in meeting their monthly chamber rent commitments.

This document outlines BCL’s response, at this time, for provision of rent relief to barristers having regard to the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 (Vic) and its accompanying regulations (together, the legislation).

BCL made available to barristers a rent waiver for the month of April 2020 upon application by 1 April 2020 (April waiver). Taking into consideration the April waiver and the provisions of the Covid-19 commercial tenancy legislation, BCL considers that, in its current financial position, it is possible to provide further rent relief to barristers to whom the Covid-19 commercial tenancy legislation applies for the period from May 2020 to September 2020 (Rent Relief Period).

Communications to barristers

Click here to view communication from BCL Chairman John Karkar QC.

Click here to view communication from Victorian Bar President, Wendy Harris QC.

BCL Rent Relief Response

Click here to view document.

Click here to view answers to frequently asked questions.

Apply Now

Click here to complete the BCL Rent Relief application.

All applications for BCL Rent Relief will be treated as private and confidential as outlined in the BCL Privacy Policy


For more information contact bclrentrelief@vicbar.com.au.

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