There are four types of local practising certificates:
- Principal Practising Certificate
- Employee Practising Certificate
- Corporate Practising Certificate
- Volunteer Practising Certificate.
To be eligible to practice you must possess a Bachelor of Law from an approved University and approved practical legal training. There are no registration requirements for interstate legal practitioners practising in Victoria but notification to the Agency of your commencement of practice is required within 28 days.
If you are currently licensed or registered elsewhere in Australia or New Zealand you may be eligible to apply for this licence under mutual recognition arrangements. Foreign lawyers need to register, but are only allowed to practice law within their overseas jurisdiction. Holders of foreign qualifications need to contact the council of legal education for an assessment of their qualifications.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.