To practise or to call yourself a lawyer in Western Australia you must first be admitted to practise in Australia. Unless you are a government lawyer you must also hold a current Australian practising certificate. For more information on practice in Australia click here

If you are not admitted to practice and/or do not hold an Australian practising certificate, please ensure that you are familiar with the provisions of Part 3 of the Legal Profession Act 2008 relating to the reservation of legal work and related matters. In particular, refer to the prohibitions on engaging in legal practice when not entitled and the presumptions about using titles and descriptions, including the use of the title or description of  “lawyer” or  “solicitor”.

If you are already admitted to practice in Australia click here

Admission Information
  • If you have been admitted to practice in New Zealand and/or hold a current practising certificate in New Zealand click here
  • If you want an overview of Admission Requirements in Western Australia click here
  • If you hold a practising certificate overseas and want to practise foreign law in Australia click here
  • If you hold a practising certificate overseas, have been admitted overseas or hold an overseas legal qualification and want to practise Australian law click here
  • If you hold an Australian legal qualification and have completed Australian practical legal training click here
  • If you hold an Australian legal qualification but have not completed Australian practical legal training click here
  • If you want information about approved academic qualifications click here
  • If you want information about approved practical legal training (including the WA College of Law and articles of clerkship) click here
  • If you want suitability requirements or applying for an early determination of suitability click here
  • If you want information on the formal process of applying for admission click here