Admission eligibility

To be eligible for admission you must have completed:

  1. approved academic qualifications
  2. approved practical legal training (PLT).

You must also apply for admission according to the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015, satisfy the Board that you are a fit and proper person to be admitted and satisfy English language proficiency requirements.

To begin the admission process, you must lodge an originating motion paper at the Supreme Court of Western Australia at least 2 months before your proposed admission date.

Within 2 days of filing your motion paper you must lodge an application for a compliance certificate (referred to as an application for admission) with the Board. The application for admission requires you to attach documents that the Board needs to determine whether you are eligible and suitable for admission.

See information on the formal process of applying for admission.

(See Section 17 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (WA)).

New Zealand admitted/certificated applicants may qualify under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Agreement.

Legal information

The information on this page is a guide only. For admission in Western Australia, see Part 2.2 of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (WA), the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015 and the approved forms.