Interstate practice

Interstate barristers wishing to practice in New South Wales

Subject to the provisions of Part 2.4 Division 11 of the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW), a barrister who holds a practising certificate issued in another Australian state or territory is entitled to practise in New South Wales by virtue of their practising certificate issued in their home jurisdiction. 

Any interstate barrister wishing to practice in New South Wales must familiarise himself or herself with the Legal Profession Act 2004 (NSW) (particularly Part 2.4 Division 11) and the Legal Profession Regulation 2005.  Any interstate barrister practising in New South Wales is also subject to the New South Wales Barristers' Rules.

New South Wales based barristers wishing to practice interstate

New South Wales barristers are entitled to practice in other Australian states and territories by virtue of their New South Wales practising certificate subject to the provisions of the corresponding laws of those states/territories.

The Bar Association advises all barristers who wish to practice in another state/territory by virtue of their New South Wales practising certificate to familiarise themselves with the relevant legislation regulating legal practice in that jurisdiction and contact the relevant interstate regulatory authority to check on current procedures for practising in that jurisdiction as an interstate legal practitioner.

Contact details of other Australian Bar Associations:


Victorian Bar Inc.
Owen Dixon Chambers East
Level 5, 205 William Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9225 7111


Queensland Bar Association
Level 5  Inns of Court 107 North Quay 
Brisbane  Qld  4000
Phone:  (07) 3238 5100


ACT Bar Association
11th Floor, AMP Building
1 Hobart Place, (DX 5654) (GPO Box 789)
Canberra City ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6257 1437

South Australia

South Australian Bar Association
PO Box 6279 Halifax Street SA 5000
Phone (08) 8231 8153

Western Australia

Western Australian Bar Association
Level 19 Allendale Square
77 St George's Terrace
Perth   Western Australia   6000
Phone: (08) 9220 0477

Northern Territory

GPO Box 4369
Phone: 08 8982 4700


The Tasmanian Independent Bar Inc
PO Box 20, Battery Point
Tas 7004
Phone: (03) 6223 3844