Graeme Hill Portrait

Graeme Hill SC

Bar roll 2007 Silk 2021
  • Public Law
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Graeme Hill SC practises in constitutional and administrative law

Graeme regularly appears in migration and other administrative law matters, predominantly in the Federal Court and the High Court, and provides high level advice to both the Victorian and Commonwealth governments.

Before coming to the Bar, Graeme worked at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and the Australian Government Solicitor for 12 years. He also worked as counsel assisting the Commonwealth Solicitor-General. In 1997-98 he was associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court of Australia.

In 2001 Graeme completed a Master’s degree at Columbia University, specialising in constitutional law. He has published widely on constitutional and administrative law, and is one of the co-authors of the 4th edition of Hanks on Constitutional Law.

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Chambers & Clerk

Owen Dixon Chambers West
Level 22 Room 19

525 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne VIC 3000

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Jane King

03 9225 8558


Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Constitutional Law
  • Extradition Law
  • Environment
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Native Title



Bachelor of Arts (ANU)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(ANU) 

Master of Laws (Columbia)

Entitled to practise in

Australian Capital Territory

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Public Law

Griffiths v Northern Territory (No 3) [2016] FCA 900 (calculating compensation for extinguishment and impairment of native title rights)

Intralot [2015] VSCA 358 (validity under State constitution of secrecy provisions)

Snedden (2014) FCAFC 156 (extradition of person accused of war crimes)

Magaming [2013] HCA 40 (constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences)