Admission to the Legal Profession - New South Wales


You will 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 Description
Apply Application All Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Act(s) name

Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) 2014 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 Communities 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.