Practising Certificate - Tasmania


You will need this certificate if you intend to practice law in Tasmania. Legal practice 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 (e.g. partner in a firm)
  • employed practitioner (e.g. associate at a firm)
  • community legal centre practitioner
  • barrister
  • locum practitioner (e.g. a substitute lawyer)
  • volunteer practitioner
  • government practitioner.

If you are a company and intend to acquire a practising certificate you will need to make an application for a Corporate Practising Certificate.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Ongoing eligibility requirements

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


12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2007 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Legal Profession Regulations 2008 Tasmania

Administering agency

The Law Society of Tasmania

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:

The Law Society of Tasmania

Operating address: 28 Murray Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1133
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone: 03 6234 4133
Fax: 03 6223 8240
Website: The Law Society of Tasmania. (Opens in new window)