Matthew Minucci

Matthew Minucci

Matthew Minucci

Master of Laws (Melb)

LLB (Hons)

BComm (Acc)

Called to the bar 2014

Matthew practices at Wardell Chambers in Sydney and Aickin Chambers in Melbourne. He has a national practice that covers all aspects of employment, industrial, and workplace health and safety law. He also appears in administrative law proceedings, regulatory and other prosecutions, inquiries and inquests.

Matthew acts for clients across a broad range of industries, including building and construction, mining, aviation, financial services, health, education, transport, retail, manufacturing, power generation and stevedoring. He also acts for various State and Federal government agencies.

Matthew is recognised in Doyle’s Guide’s Leading Employment Law Junior Counsel – Australia, Leading Employment Law Junior Counsel – Victoria, and Leading Workplace Health & Safety Law Junior Counsel – Victoria.

See a copy of Matthew’s CV here.

Practice Areas

Administrative and Public Law
Competition Law
Consumer Law
Criminal Law
Employment and Industrial Relations
Inquests and Commissions of Inquiry
Professional Negligence
Regulatory and Compliance Law
Work Health and Safety


Senior Solicitor, Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office

Associate, District Court of South Australia

Selected Cases


Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Union of Australia v Metro Trains Melbourne Pty. Ltd. T/A Metro Trains Melbourne [2023] FWC 2022

The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia v Metro Trains Melbourne Pty. Ltd. T/A Metro Trains Melbourne [2023] FWC 2046

Application by Bunnings Group Limited [2023] FWCFB 125

CEPU v Icon Distribution Investments Limited And Jemena Networks (Act) Pty Ltd T/A Evoenergy [2023] FWC 1576

Target Australia Pty Ltd v Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association [2023] FCAFC 66 (with C O’Grady KC); [2021] FCA 1422; [2021] FCA 1038 (with P Wheelahan KC)

AMWU v Kempe Engineering Pty Ltd T/A Kempe Engineering Portland [2023] FWC 664

AWU v Santos Ltd; AMWU v Santos Ltd [2023] FWC 133

Airservices Australia v Luke Crouch [2023] FWCFB 21

Fire Brigade Employees’ Union of New South Wales v Industrial Relations Secretary of NSW on behalf of Fire and Rescue NSW [2023] NSWIRComm 1004

United Firefighters’ Union of Australia v Fire Rescue Victoria [2022] FWC 3170 (with Malcolm Harding SC)

Clark v Port Authority of New South Wales [2022] FWCFB 202; [2022] FWC 1915

Application to vary the Victorian Local Government Award 2015 [2022] FWCFB 197

TWU v dnata Airport Services Pty Ltd [2022] FWC 2009

Police Federation of Australia v Victoria Police / Chief Commissioner of Police [2022] FWCFB 11

SDA v Target Australia Pty Ltd (No 2) [2021] FCA 1422

SDA v Target Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FCA 1038 (with P Wheelahan KC)

CFMMEU v Hully Foundations Pty Ltd [2021] FWCFB 3659

CFMMEU v Qube Ports Pty Ltd [2021] FWC 732

Dr Ngoc Le v Western Health [2020] FWC 6461

Lloyd v Department of Justice and Community Safety [2019] FWCFB 7804; [2019] FWC 5020

Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union v Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd [2019] FWC 7960

Civil Air Operations Officers’ Association of Australia v Airservices Australia [2019] FCA 1542 (with R Dalton KC)

Application by Independent Purchasing Company (Australasia) Limited (AG2019/1966)

Civil Air Operations Officers’ Association of Australia v Airservices Australia [2019] FWC 5369

AMWU v Stramit Corporation Pty Ltd [2019] FWC

CFMMEU v Townsville Marine Logistics Pty Ltd & Ors [2019]

FWCFB 3589 (with F Parry KC)

Tiger Airways Australia Pty Ltd T/A Tigerair Australia v Australian Federation of Air Pilots [2018] FWC 7845

National Patient Transport Pty Ltd T/A National Patient Transport v United Voice; Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation [2018] FWC 2068

Electrical Home-Aids Pty Limited t/a Godfreys v Employee represented by the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association [2018] FWC 237

Workplace Health & Safety

SafeWork NSW v Bozzi & Co Produce Pty Ltd [2023] NSWLC

VWA v Monash University [2022] VMC (with D Neal SC)

VWA v Arrow Wood Products Pty Ltd [2020] VMC

VWA v Clifford Hallam Healthcare Pty Ltd [2020] VMC

Work Health and Safety Queensland v Mackay Sugar Pty Ltd [2019]


VWA v A Alderton Plumbing Services Pty Ltd [2019] VMC

VWA v Roger Keen Plumbing Pty Ltd [2019] VMC

VWA v Safety Scaffolding Pty Ltd [2019] VMC


Georgette Daoud v Transurban Limited [2023] FWC 2542

Regan v Commissioner of Police (No 2) [2023] NSWIRComm 1097

Dyson v LC Dyson’s Bus Services Pty Ltd [2023] FedCFamC2G 834

Breitkopf v Industrial Relations Secretary, on behalf of Department of Communities and Justice (Corrective Services NSW) [2023] NSWIRComm 1079

KPW Law Pty Ltd v Patel [2023] NSWSC 617 (leading S McCarthy)

Varker v Victoria Police [2023] FWC 1161

Styche v Commonwealth of Australia (represented by The Australian Signals Directorate) [2023] FWC 921

Colliers International (NSW) Pty Ltd v Daniel Walker [2023] NSWSC (application for freezing orders)