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Practising Certificate fees

The annual fees for a practising certificate include:

  • Practising certificate fee – this is the same fee for all practising certificate holders.
  • Contribution to the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund – this is only applicable for practitioners who wish to be granted a principal or employee practising certificate. Corporate legal practitioners and government legal practitioners are not required to make a contribution.

A membership fee is also payable if you elect to become a solicitor member of The Law Society of New South Wales. Read more about the benefits of membership.

Important fee information

Changing your practising certificate may attract additional fees/contributions. An additional Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund contribution will be required if your practising certificate changes for corporate legal practitioner or government legal practitioner to principal or employee of a law practice.

For a description of all fees payable, please see the Scale of Fees.

Note: All fees are halved after 1 January each year.


  • Law Society Registry
  • Level 5, 170 Phillip Street
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • DX 362 Sydney
  • T: (02) 9926 0156
  • F: (02) 9926 0257
  • E: registry@lawsociety.com.au