Admission to the Legal Profession - Western Australia


You will need to be admitted to the legal profession by the Supreme Court of Western Australia if you intend to practice law in Western Australia.

Admission to the legal profession is a prerequisite for obtaining a practising certificate. You will not be able to practice law after admission until you have been granted a 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

To be eligible for admission you must:

  • be at least 18 years or over
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have attained an approved academic qualification
  • have satisfactorily completed an approved course of supervised legal practice.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Admission Application Notes (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Legal Profession Act 2008 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Justice

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:


Department of Justice

Mailing address: David Malcom Justice Centre
Level 11
28 Barrack Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Contact us other: 08 9421 5333
Contact us website: Supreme Court of Western Australia - Contact Us (Opens in new window)

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