Nerita Waight
Position CEO
Land Phone 03 9418 5999
Phone 0490 027 377
Cultural or linguistic group Aboriginal
Expertise Criminal Justice, Black deaths in custody, Indigenous issues, Child Protection, Family Law, Family Violence, Social Justice
Gender Female

Nerita Waight

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

Indigenous issues, criminal law, civil law, family law, child protection, family violence, social justice, black deaths in custody


Nerita Waight completed her Bachelor of Arts and Laws at the University of Melbourne in 2011 whilst undertaking a cadetship through the Australian Taxation Office. In 2012, she commenced a traineeship with the Victorian Government Solicitors Officer. In 2014, Nerita commenced working at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service as a civil lawyer then moved to the family and youth team. In 2016, Nerita moved to undertaking both legal casework and policy work and established Balit Ngulu, a specialist legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. Nerita is completing her Masters of Law at the University of Melbourne.


Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws - University of Melbourne