Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania - Tasmania

Service summary

You are required to apply to be able to practice law in Tasmania. Admission to the legal profession will allow you to work as any of the following:

  • lawyer
  • legal practitioner
  • barrister
  • solicitor.

It is required that a person intending to practice law will:

  • obtain the necessary academic qualifications
  • be admitted to practice law in Australia
  • abide by any rules applicable under the Act
  • hold a current Australian practising certificate.

All new local legal practitioners must engage in supervised legal practice for a prescribed period of time.

Please note that separate application requirements apply to local applicants, interstate practitioners, New Zealand practitioners, and practitioners from overseas. If you intend to practice law as a corporation, you must apply for a notice of intention to provide legal services.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 for admission, you must:

  • be at least 18 years or over
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have passed the examinations required by an approved university or institution for the degree of Bachelor of Laws or a combined degree consisting of the degree of Bachelor of Laws and another degree
  • pass any specified subjects in those examinations
  • complete, to the satisfaction of the Board, an approved course of practical instruction on the duties of a legal practitioner.

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


As specified.



Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Department of Justice
Supreme Court of Tasmania

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2007 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Legal Profession Regulations 2008 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Hobart Supreme Court
Department of Justice
Supreme Court of Tasmania

Operating address:
Salamanca Place
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


1300 664 608


03 6223 7816

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