Practising Certificate - Northern Territory


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). A NT Practising Certificate cannot be issued until the practitioner has surrendered their interstate Practising Certificate.

Service type


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


Annual (expires 30 June).


Schedule fee (see application form)

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2006 Northern Territory

Additional information

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

Administering agency

Law Society Northern Territory

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:

Licensing Officer

Law Society Northern Territory

Operating address: Unit 3
6 Lindsay Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 2388
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889815104
Fax: 0889411623
Website: (Opens in new window)