Neane Carter

Neane Carter



Neane is a proud Wamba Wamba, Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta woman from northern and central Victoria. Originally from rural Victoria, she moved to 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.

Artwork: Bibi Barba, 'Terri - Butterfly Flowers Dreaming' (2020)


In 2020 Neane was appointed as an Associate to his Honour Judge Purcell in the County Court of Victoria. Neane has previously undertaken an internship with Level Crossing Removal Project and Hunt & Hunt through CareerTrackers. Neane has a specific interest in Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) and effecting positive change in community.

Recent Projects

Through University Neane wrote a piece titled Hindmarsh Island Bridge Case: The Ongoing Conflict Between Western Ideologies, Copyright Law and the Protection of Indigenous Knowledge. The need for further protections for ICIP was discussed through sacred sites and sacred information.

Community work

Neane was the 2020 Indigenous Fellow through the New Colombo Plan, to undertake exchange in Indonesia. She is a representative for the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Neane is also a board member for Tarwirri, which aims to enhance representation and excellence of Indigenous legal professionals and law students within the Victorian legal landscape and broader community. Neane enjoys weaving, beading, painting and reading in her spare time.

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