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Neane Carter

Neane Carter



Neane is a proud Djaara, Yorta Yorta, Wamba Wamba, Wergaia, Wotjobaluk woman from northern and central Victoria. Neane draws on her cultural knowledge and connection to ensure her clients received culturally informed and appropriate advice. She creatively weaves solutions for her clients utilising a system that was established to oppress them. Where the western legal system has been used as a weapon against community, Neane now uses it as a tool to advance and elevate community.


Originally from a farming community on Wamba Wamba Country (Pental Island) in rural Victoria, she moved to Naarm (Melbourne) to pursue her tertiary studies where she graduated from a Bachelor of Law and Arts (Politics and International Relations) in 2021. Neane was admitted to the Supreme Court of Victoria in 2022. She holds a Legal Practising Certificate and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales. Prior to arriving at Terri Janke and Company, Neane was appointed as an Associate to his Honour Judge Purcell in the County Court of Victoria.

​Photo by Jamie James

Recent Projects

  • Presentations and workshops on True Tracks® and Guarding Governance®,

  • Reviewing and drafting agreements to ensure appropriate intellectual property and ICIP considerations,

  • Drafting best practice ICIP protocols and policies,

  • Advising and assisting on business incorporation and governance matters.

Community work

Neane has a strong connection to her culture, community and Country which she continues through cultural practices. She is a coil weaver which has been passed down by Aunty Marilyne Nicholls through her matriarchal line, and her work has been featured in exhibitions. Neane is a staunch cultural dancer and part of the Djaara Cultural Dance Group. She has danced on her Country, and internationally for the handover ceremony at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham (2022). Neane continues to advocate for her mob by being a member of various Wartaka for Dja Dja Wurrung to advise on cultural matters.

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