Supreme Court of Tasmania

Supreme Court of Tasmania - Admission to Practice

Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania

Advice to Applicants

The Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania- Advice to Applicants document is published in two parts that have been drafted to be read together. Part A contains general information that is of relevance to all applicants for admission to the legal profession in Tasmania. Part B has three versions, each containing information that is of relevance to particular types of applicant. These types of applicant are:

  1. Local applicants: persons who have not previously been admitted to the legal profession in any jurisdiction and who obtained their academic qualifications and practical legal training wholly or principally in Australia; or
  2. Qualified overseas applicants: persons who have not previously been admitted to the legal profession in any jurisdiction and who obtained their academic qualifications and practical legal training wholly, or principally outside Australia; or
  3. Overseas practitioners: persons admitted and entitled to practice in a jurisdiction outside Australia.

Prospective applicants should ensure that they refer to the Part B that is appropriate to their circumstances.

Part A: Admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania: Advice to Applicants (all Applicants)

Part B: Making Application for Admission to the Court (for LOCAL APPLICANTS applying for admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania)

Part B: Making Application for Admission to the Court (for OVERSEAS PRACTITIONERS applying for admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania)

Part B: Making Application for Admission to the Court (for QUALIFIED OVERSEAS APPLICANTS applying for admission to the Legal Profession in Tasmania)

Advice to Applicants: Application for an early consideration of suitability for admission to the legal profession

Practising Certificates

To hold a Tasmanian practising certificate it is a requirement that the applicant's principal place of residence is in Tasmania.