Peter Jopling obtained his law degree at the University of Melbourne. After being admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Peter became an Associate to Sir Keith Aickin, then a Justice of the High Court of Australia, and thereafter the Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen, also a Justice of the High Court of Australia.
In 1980 Peter became a member of the Victorian Bar and was appointed one of Her Majesty’s Counsel for the State of Victoria in 1996.
Peter has been a member of the Board of Examiners of the Supreme Court of Victoria since 1997, and was its Chair in 2003. He has also been a member of the Legal Services Board of Victoria since 2010.
Peter has been a Vice President of the Howard Florey Institute and is a Governor of the Florey Neuroscience Institutes. He has been a director of the Melbourne Business School and is a director of the Ian Potter Museum, and a trustee of the McClelland Sculpture Museum. He is also a member of the Centre for Ethical Leadership at the University of Melbourne. His other appointments include Deputy Chair of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, a director of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation, member of the Victoria College of the Arts Foundation and a director of the Sir Robert Menzies Foundation.
In 2014 Peter was made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the law in Victoria and to the community.