You will need this practising certificate if you intend to practise as a
barrister in New South Wales. Barristers work as independent or sole
practitioners and specialise in court work. A barrister's practising
certificate is the same as an Australian practising certificate but with an
additional condition allowing the holder to act as a barrister.
As a barrister, you must follow strict regulations set down by the NSW
Bar Association and the law. You must also complete extensive academic and
You do not need to apply for this certificate if you already have
a barrister's practising certificate and your principle place of practise is another Australian
state or territory.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.