Practising Certificate - Tasmania


You will need this certificate if you intend to practice law in Tasmania. Practising law means being paid to do any work in connection with the administration of the law, including preparing deeds, instruments or contracts relating to legal proceedings of any kind.

Depending on the type of legal practice you intend to undertake, there will be different certificate classes:

  • principal practitioner (such as a partner in a firm)
  • employed practitioner (such as an associate at a firm)
  • community legal centre practitioner
  • barrister
  • locum practitioner (such as a substitute lawyer)
  • volunteer practitioner
  • government practitioner.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your eligibility requirements will depend on whether you are a:

  • local applicant
  • interstate practitioner
  • New Zealand practitioner
  • practitioner from overseas.

In general, to be eligible for this certificate you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • have been admitted to the legal profession
  • have professional indemnity insurance.

Please review the attached resources and / or contact the agency for more information.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must comply with the continuing professional development conditions of your practising certificate.


One year


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


Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2007 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Legal Profession Regulations 2018 Tasmania

Administering agency

The Law Society of Tasmania

Contact details

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