Registration and exam dates

Registration for the Bar exams

The Bar exams are offered twice a year.

Registration is required for the Bar exams. Candidates should familiarise themselves with the Bar Exam and Bar Practice Course policies before submitting their registration form. A non-transferable, non-refundable fee of $250.00 per examination is payable on registration.

Sitting Date   Registration date
June 2014   Registration is now open and close 23 May 2014. Download a registration form here.

Once registered, the Bar Association must be notified of any changes of address. The association cannot accept responsibility for an individual's failure to maintain correct contact information.

Scheduled (local) examination dates for 2014
Practice and procedure for barristers  
Monday, 23 June 2014 3 hours
Aspects of evidence  
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 3 hours
Legal ethics for barristers  
Friday, 27 June 2014 3 hours

“Post” exams ie. exams after the Sydney sitting dates will not be offered.

Examination study materials are only issued online and are continuously under review and are updated as required.

June 2014 exams - available on 24 July 2014

Fees, reimbursements and costs

The examination fee of $250 per exam is not refundable or transferable from one examination period to the next.

The Bar Practice Course fee of $3,800 is refundable (with a $100 administration fee being charged) if withdrawal from the course is more than 30 days before the course commences. Applicants providing less than 30 days notice of withdrawal will be charged a $500.00 administration fee. Less than 10 working days notice of withdrawal receives no refund.


Applications for exemption from the Bar exams, or any one of the Bar exams, should be directed to the Executive Director, in writing, detailing grounds for exemption supported by a curriculum vitae. Specific guidelines for application are not provided. All applications are judged on their merits.