Eliza Holt Portrait

Eliza Holt

Bar roll 2008 Admitted 2005
  • Commercial Law Employment & Industrial
  • Public Law
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Eliza Holt practises in commercial law, employment and industrial law and public law

Since coming to the Bar Eliza has had a broad practice in general commercial law and in criminal law.

Eliza regularly advises and appears in occupational health and safety proceedings in the Magistrates Court and County Court, in pleas, committals and jury trials. 

Eliza regularly advises and appears in employment disputes in both State and Federal jurisdictions.  Eliza is also regularly briefed in human rights and discrimination proceedings in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.


Chambers & Clerk

Castan Chambers
Level 15 Room 14

460 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Commercial Law
  • Appellate
  • Contractual Disputes
  • Taxation
Employment & Industrial
  • Appellate
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Contracts
  • Industrial Disputes
  • Public Sector Appeals
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Statutory Employment Rights
  • Work Health & Safety
Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Commissions & Inquiries
  • Discrimination
  • Judicial Review
  • Taxation
  • White Collar Crime



Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts



Entitled to practise in

State and Territory Courts and Tribunals

Federal Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Employment Law

Winters v Fogarty [2017] FCA 51.

Callychurn v ANZ [2016] FWCFB 1944.

Callychurn v ANZ [2016] FWC 526.

Capper v Victorian Womens Trust (Human Rights) [2016] VCAT 294.

Callychurn v ANZ [2015] FWCFB 5254.

Callychurn v ANZ [2015] FWC 4784.

The State of Victoria (The Office of Public Prosecutions) v Grant [2014] FCAFC 184 (led by Rachel Doyle SC).

Kramersh v IPD Education Limited (Human Rights) [2014] VCAT 1439.

Vergara v Living Leisure Australia Pty Ltd & Anor [2013] FCA 775 (for the respondent).

Halpern v BWA Group Services Pty Ltd [2013] FCA 365 (for the respondent, led by Rachel Doyle SC).

Equal Opportunity and Human Rights

Arora v Melton Christian College (Human Rights) [2017] VCAT 1507.

Charles v State of Victoria (Human Rights) [2016] VCAT 403.

BAE Systems Australia Defence Pty Ltd – Exemption (Human Rights) [2015] VCAT 230.

Yianni v Jemena Electricity Networks (Vic) Ltd (Human Rights) [2014] VCAT 1618.

Occupational Health and Safety

DPP v AM Design and Construction Pty Ltd; DPP v Di Tonto [2018] VCC 373 (led by Andrew Palmer). 

DPP v ABD Group Pty Ltd [2016] VCC 1450 (led by Daniel Gurvich QC).

DPP v Thiess Services Pty Ltd [2015] VCC 1954 (led by Andrew Palmer).

DPP v AirRoad Pty Ltd [2012] VCC 1960 (for the DPP, plea on sentence, led by Michael Croucher SC, as he then was).


Said v Commissioner of State Revenue (Review and Regulation) [2016] VCAT 355.

Jongebloed v Commissioner of State Revenue (Review and Regulation) [2015] VCAT 1302.

Hards v Commissioner of State Revenue (Review and Regulation) [2014] VCAT 721.

Uzunokski v Commissioner of State Revenue (Review and Regulation) [2014] VCAT 511.

Haddad v Commissioner of State Revenue (Taxation) [2013] VCAT 208.

Public Law

Singh v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCA 81.

Singh v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] FCA 85

Swisse Vitamins Pty Ltd v The Complaints Resolution Panel [2012] FCA 536 (for the respondent, led by Peter Gray QC).


Member of the Board of the Geelong Gallery

Victorian Bar - Commercial Bar Association

Victorian Bar - Ethics Committee