Admission to the Legal Profession - New South Wales


You need to be admitted to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of New South Wales before practising law in New South Wales.

Admission into the legal profession is a prerequisite for obtaining a practising certificate. You will not be able to practice law after admission until you have been granted a practising certificate.

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 old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have attained the specified academic qualification prerequisite
  • have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite practical legal training requirements.

The attached document provide further information on eligibility criteria and general guidance on the application process.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Apply Application All $190.00 Late Application Fee
Apply Duplicate Certificate All $195.00 Replacement of original Certificate of Admission
Renew Renewal All $1500.00

Re-Admission as a Lawyer

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) New South Wales

Approval time

Most routine applications are determined within three or four weeks of lodgement of your hard copy documents.

Administering agency

Department of Community Services and Justice

Justice Strategy and Policy

Legal Profession Admission Board

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Legal Profession Admission Board

Justice Strategy and Policy

Department of Community Services and Justice

New South Wales
Operating address: Level 4
37 Bligh St (cnr Hunter)
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 3980
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 02 9338 3500
Fax: 02 9338 3555