How to apply for a practising certificate
If you intend to practise law in Victoria, you must have a practising certificate. You must hold a current practising certificate at all times that you're engaged in legal practise.
Your practising certificate is valid from the date that it's granted until the end of that financial year (30 June). You need to renew your practising certificate every year.
Application process and fees
Your application must include:
- Your practising certificate fee. Your fees will be pro-rated on a quarterly basis. There is no fee for a volunteer/pro bono practising certificate;
- Your fidelity fund contribution, if applicable (this will depend on the type of certificate you apply for);
- Evidence that you have or will have professional indemnity insurance, if required; and
- Your completed declaration.