Practising Certificates

Annual Fees for Practising Certificates 2019/2020

  • Principal $1,325.16
  • Employee $ 989.82
  • Barrister $ 508.68
  • Corporate Practitioner $ 508.68
  • Government Practitioner $508.68
  • Locum Practitioner $ 300.00
  • Community Legal Centre $ 126.36

No GST is payable on practising certificates.

Library Levy

Regulation 70 of the Legal Profession Regulations 2018 R. 71 provides for the payment of a library levy by all local legal practitioners, that is, practitioners who have a Tasmanian practising certificate. The annual library levy fee is $745.20 (GST exempt)

Law Council of Australia Capitation Fees

Solicitor/Practitioner – 2018/2019 capitation fee is $124.00 per practitioner(inclusive of GST).

Barrister – 2018/2019 capitation fee is $140.53 per barrister (inclusive of GST).

Professional Indemnity Insurance

The Society arranges Professional Indemnity Insurance for those in private practice through its brokers,

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pty Ltd
Level 1, 148 Frome Street | Adelaide | SA | 5000
Tel: +61 (0)8 8418 0288 | Direct: +61 (0)8 8418 0206 | Mob: +61 (0) 413 832 510 |


Corporate – organisation additional requirements to be completed in addition to the Practising Certificate application.

2019 – 2020 Additional Requirements – Corporate Practising Certificate Application




The threshold eligibility requirement for the issue of a barrister practising certificate is the completion of two years supervised legal practice. That means legal practice as a practising certificate holder employed by a law practice.


Pursuant to Rule 6 (1) of the Legal Profession (Barristers) Rules 2016 a barrister must serve pupillage in accordance with the pupillage rules unless –

(a) he or she has previously served pupillage in Tasmania; or

(b) he or she is an Australian Lawyer of not less than ten years standing as an Australian legal practitioner; or

(c) the Bar Council is satisfied that he or she has relevant experience that is equivalent to the experience specified in paragraph (a) or (b).

In the case of practitioner not required to undertake pupillage under the Bar Rules,  the Society may impose practising certificate conditions that are reasonable and relevant. Whether and what practising certificate conditions are imposed will depend on the circumstances of the individual applicant. Conditions may include pupillage requirements, reporting requirements or the appointment of a mentor.

policy on application for barrister practising certificate

Application for Practising Certificate 2019-2020