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Nerita Waight


Nerita completed her Bachelor of Arts and Laws at Melbourne University in 2011 whilst undertaking a cadetship through the Australian Taxation Office. In 2012, Nerita commenced a traineeship with the Victorian Government Solicitors Office.

In 2014, Nerita commenced working at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service where she commenced as a civil lawyer and then moved to the family and youth team. In late 2016, Nerita moved into a dual role and was able to establish Balit Ngulu, a specialist legal service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Nerita took on the role of CEO of VALS in April 2019 and is also a current Board of Director for the Australian Community Support Organisation and a member of the Women’s Correctional Services Advisory Committee. Nerita commenced her Masters of Law at the University of Melbourne late last year.

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The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, past and present.