Principal Lawyer, VicRoads Concession Deed

The Victorian Government has made an in-principle decision to progress a joint venture model for VicRoads Registration & Licensing (R&L) and Custom Plates (CP). The purpose of a joint venture (JV) is to modernise a number of VicRoads services to make them more user friendly for motorists and deliver value for money for Victorians. Under the model, a JV would focus on high volume customer facing functions and transactions and the Department of Transport’s role would focus on regulation, policy and oversight. As part of the new JV, new corporate services functions and roles have been developed to support the new business to deliver these key services. New support roles have also been developed to support the state retained functions within DoT. These are being made available as part of Phase 5 of the VicRoads Modernisation Program Matching Process.
Job Details
Department: Department of Transport
Work Type: Ongoing - full time or part time
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/VR/RAL/1579185A
Closing Date: 03-Jul-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Principal Lawyer VicRoads Concession Deed FINAL June2022.pdf (PDF, 118KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Vic Roads Modernisation Project Office

Position Details

  • Annual Salary Range:  VPS6 $127,467 - $170,579 per annum plus superannuation
  • Employment Type: Ongoing, Full-Time
  • Usual Work Location: Kew 

About the team

Regulatory Programs and Services (RPS) is a Division of the Department of Transport, that supports the delivery of registration and licensing and other regulatory operational services, including compliance and assurance for road transport regulation underpinning safety and productivity in Victoria.

The Division has the responsibility and oversight of managing the VicRoads Concession Deed of the joint venture partner relationship for the delivery of registration and licensing and custom plates services, managing data sharing and access of the driver and vehicle register for Victoria which includes the protection of confidential customer data on behalf of the State.

 About the Opportunity

This role will provide legal advice to DoT on the Concession Deed arrangement between VicRoads joint venture partner and DoT, as well as a broad range of other commercial, operational and regulatory matters relating to the VicRoads joint venture.

About you

The skills and experience required in the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrated extensive experience providing authoritative and highly influential legal advice on complex and sensitive contractual compliance matters
  • Demonstrated conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Well-developed written and oral communication, organisation and negotiation
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor junior staff
  • Admitted as a lawyer in Victoria and holds or entitled to hold a practising certificate
  • Minimum 5 years legal practice


To attract, retain and develop talented people, we provide genuine flexibility, a culture that supports people to be their best and on top of that - great opportunities for career development. We embrace diversity and inclusion and are proud our workforce reflects the community we serve.
What we offer

• Competitive salary and benefits
• Supportive, diverse, and inclusive work environment
• Opportunities for professional and personal development
• Flexible working arrangements and family friendly practices

More information is in the attached Position Description.  

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a brief covering letter. Applications close 11.59pm on 3rd July 2022.

For more information please email

This position requires the successful employee to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or medical evidence which confirms the individual is unable to receive a dose, or a further dose, of a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical contraindication or an acute medical illness.

Failure to comply with this conditionwill impact your eligibility for employment in this position with the Department.

DoT is required to evidence your right to work in Australia and may ask for your consent to check records maintained by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection as well as records maintained by Victoria Police and DoT as part of the selection process. Information provided to DoT will be treated in the strictest confidence

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