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Practising certificate fees

When you apply for, or apply to renew your practising certificate, you must pay the appropriate fee for your certificate type. The fees for practising certificates change each year.

Fees for the 2020-21 practising year

The practising certificate fees for the 2020-21 practising year (from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021) are listed below.  Our legislation does not permit us to waive or reduce the fee for PC renewal, nor are we able to extend the time frame for renewal or take instalment payments.  However, we appreciate that some lawyers are under financial pressure at this time and we are working on other measures we can take to support you during this difficult time.  While we are working on these measures we have delayed sending the PC renewal reminder email.  This will be sent out early next week (week beginning 6 April).

Removal of surcharge for late PC renewals 

You have until 30 June, 2020 to renew without penalty.

What you need to do to renew

If you are able to renew your practising certificate now, please do so at LSB Online.  If you are suffering significant financial hardship and believe you will not be able to renew your PC - including paying the fee - by 30 June, please wait for our PC renewal email in early April with more information before renewing.

These fees will apply to all practising certificate applications, including renewals, for the 2020-21 practising certificate year.

Practising certificate type

Application received
1 July 2020 – 30 Sept 2020

Application received
1 Oct 2020 – 31 Dec 2020

Application received
1 Jan 2021 – 31 Mar 2021

Application received
1 Apr 2021 –30 Jun 2021

Principal of a law practice authorised to receive trust money (includes foreign lawyers)

$653

$489

$326

$163

Principal of a law practice not authorised to receive trust money (includes foreign lawyers)

$455

$341

$227

$113

Employee of a law practice with/without receipt of trust money (includes foreign lawyers)

$425

$318

$212

$106

Barrister

$369

$276

$184

$92

Corporate legal practitioner

$256

$192

$128

$64

Principal legal practitioner of CLS with/without receipt of trust money

$234

$175

$117

$58

Employee legal practitioner of CLS (includes foreign lawyers)

$234

$175

$117

$58

Government legal practitioner

$234

$175

$117

$58

Volunteer at a CLS / pro bono (includes foreign lawyers)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Fees for the 2019-20 practising year

The practising certificate fees for the 2019-20 practising year (from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020) are listed below. Fees are pro-rated based on the quarter in which an application for a new or renewed practising certificate is received.

These fees will apply to all practising certificate applications, including renewals, for the 2019-20 practising certificate year.

Practising certificate type

Application received
1 July 2019 – 30 Sept 2019

Application received
1 Oct 2019 – 31 Dec 2019

Application received
1 Jan 2020 – 31 March 2020

Application received
1 April 2020 – 30 June 2020

Principal of a law practice authorised to receive trust money (includes foreign lawyers)

$637

$477

$318

$159

Principal of a law practice not authorised to receive trust money (includes foreign lawyers)

$444

$333

$222

$111

Employee of a law practice with/without receipt of trust money (includes foreign lawyers)

$415

$311

$207

$103

Barrister

$360

$270

$180

$90

Corporate legal practitioner

$250

$187

$125

$62

Principal legal practitioner of CLS with/without receipt of trust money

$229

$171

$114

$57

Employee legal practitioner of CLS (includes foreign lawyers)

$229

$171

$104

$57

Government legal practitioner

$229

$171

$114

$57

Volunteer at a CLS / pro bono (includes foreign lawyers)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

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