Admission as a Legal Practitioner - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You require admission if you intend to practice as a Legal Practitioner in the Australian Capital Territory.

Once you have satisfied the requirements and undertaken the necessary qualification to practice law you may apply for admission. This will title you as a qualified practitioner allowing you to perform legal functions such as practising as a barrister.

If you are registered in another jurisdiction you may apply under Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • Submit an application form;
  • Have attained approved academic qualifications;
  • Have satisfactorily completed approved practical legal training requirements;
  • Be fit and proper as considered by the Supreme Court or Admissions Board; and
  • Pay the relevant fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


12 months.



Filing fee.



Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Justice and Community Safety Directorate
ACT Law Courts & Tribunal Administration
Supreme Court

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2006 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries, The Supreme Court Registry
Justice and Community Safety Directorate
ACT Law Courts & Tribunal Administration
Supreme Court

Operating address:
Magistrates Court Building
4 Knowles Place
Canberra City
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1548
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 6207 1709

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