Tim Goodwin

Tim is a Yuin man, with connections to Wiradjuri country through his grandmother. Tim is a barrister at the Victorian Bar and practices primarily in commercial and public law. Tim was one of the Junior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory and is currently Junior Counsel Assisting the Yoorrook Truth-telling Royal Commission in Victoria. Prior to joining the Bar, Tim worked at Allen’s as a solicitor for three years in commercial litigation, and in banking and finance.

Before joining Allen’s, Tim served as an Associate to Justice North and Justice Bromberg of the Federal Court of Australia. He also served as Foreign Law Clerk to Justice Skweyiya of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

Tim has a Bachelor of Arts and Laws (with Honours) from the Australian National University and a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.

Tim is a member of the Yuin people of the South East Coast of New South Wales. He serves on a number of boards, including as a Board Member of Museums Victoria, the Human Rights Law Centre, SharingStories Foundation, and the Aurora Education Foundation.

“I believe strongly in the power of education for our mob to succeed and thrive. My grandparents and parents always encouraged me to get a good education in order to give back to our people. I have benefitted from being an Aurora Intern in 2006 and a Roberta Sykes-Harvard Club of Australia Scholar in 2011, two opportunities that helped me in my journey and to pay it forward for my mob. That’s why I’m proud to be on the board of Aurora as it continues to grow and provide the space for those opportunities for others.”