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Admission Fee Increase 

On 1 July 2016 the  fee for admission to the Australian legal profession was increased from $900 to $920.25. This amendment is provided in the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2016:

To minimise the impact of the increase, the Executive Officer will waive the fee increase for one calendar month. Anyone applying for admission before 1 August 2016 will only be required to pay the previous fee of $900.


Corporate and government lawyers

If you are a corporate or government lawyer in NSW and you have not been admitted to the Australian legal profession, you may need to notify the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board.

You will need to notify the Board within one year of engaging in practice pursuant to the transitional exemption in Clause 19 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law Application Regulation 2015

Visit our Government and Corporate Lawyers page for more information.

An online form for the purpose of notifying the Board is now available.  For further information about the transitional exemptions please read the Factsheet - Corporate Lawyers or Factsheet - Government Lawyers.

Uniform Admission Rules

Uniform Admission Rules for the admission of lawyers in NSW  take effect from 1 July 2015. 

Updated forms and a guide for applicants are now available on this website.  Previous versions of admission forms are no longer being accepted. 

These changes relate to the commencement of a uniform regulatory regime for the legal profession in NSW and Victoria, under the Legal Profession Uniform Law

Further information about the Uniform Law is at the website of the Legal Services Council.


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