Practising Certificate - Northern Territory

Service summary

Those who wish to practice in the Northern Territory are required under the provisions of the Legal Profession Act 2006 to hold a current practising certificate.

A Practitioner may practice in the Northern Territory on their interstate Practising Certificate on one off matters as long as they have notified their PII insurer that they will be practising interstate.

If a Practitioner is residing in the Northern Territory they need to apply for a Local Practising Certificate. They may however practice on their interstate Practising Certificate as long as they have been added to the firms PI insurance schedule until the end of the Practising Certificate year (being 30 June). When they have received their NT Practising Certificate they are required to surrender their interstate Practising Certificate.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

If the Practitioner has been admitted in another jurisdiction they are not required to be admitted in the Northern Territory

A Practitioner can be admitted in the NT upon application to the Supreme Court Northern Territory


Annual (expires 30 June).


Schedule fee (see application form)


The paper form 'Application for Unrestricted Practising Certificate' is available from the agency.
The paper form 'Application for Restricted Practising Certificate' is available from the agency.

Additional information

Application forms can also be downloaded directly from the Law Society website:

Administering agency

Law Society Northern Territory

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2006 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Licensing Officer

Operating address:
Level 3
9 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801





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