Admission sittings

IMPORTANT ADMISSION INFORMATION:

  • Amendments have been made to the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004 (effective 1 May 2024)Please see the Queensland Legislation website for more information regarding the amendments to the Rules. 
  • Amendments have been made to the Board's admission information and forms relating to applying for admission to the legal profession in Queensland.
  • Applicants must email their admission application documents to admissions@qls.com.au. The Board has been accepting documents via email since April 2020. Please continue to serve your admission documents to admissions@qls.com.au.

Relevant Dates - 3 June 2024 Admission 

Important dates for the upcoming Brisbane admission sitting on 3 June 2024:

Deadline Date
42 day deadline22 April 2024
21 day deadline13 May 2024 
Advertising Dates (QLR)Friday, 3 or 10 May 2024 
Date for objection notice (Form 9)16 May 2024 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  The Supreme Court releases the Daily Law List on the Courts website at approximately 5pm the day before admission. This means applicants and the Board are not aware what time each application will be heard until the list has been released. 

For more information regarding the above dates, please read the Admission Information Kit.

  • Certificates of Recommendation will be emailed to each applicant by 5pm on Friday, 24 May 2024.
  • Timeframes for provision of applications and documents for admission ceremonies in regional centres can be found in the Admission Information Kits.
  • Admission ceremony dates can be obtained by contacting the relevant Supreme Court Registry in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville or Rockhampton.

NOTICE OF ADMISSION MATTERS AND HOW TO MAKE AN OBJECTION HERE

Relevant Dates - 5 August 2024 Admission 

Important dates for the upcoming Brisbane admission sitting on 5 August 2024:

Deadline Date
42 day deadline24 June 2024
21 day deadline15 July 2024 
Advertising Dates (QLR)28 June, 5 or 12 July 2024 
Date for objection notice (Form 9)18 July 2024 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:  The Supreme Court releases the Daily Law List on the Courts website at approximately 5pm the day before admission. This means applicants and the Board are not aware what time each application will be heard until the list has been released. 

For more information regarding the above dates, please read the Admission Information Kit.

  • Certificates of Recommendation will be emailed to each applicant by 5pm on Friday, 26 July 2024.
  • Timeframes for provision of applications and documents for admission ceremonies in regional centres can be found in the Admission Information Kits.
  • Admission ceremony dates can be obtained by contacting the relevant Supreme Court Registry in Brisbane, Cairns, Townsville or Rockhampton.

NOTICE OF ADMISSION MATTERS AND HOW TO MAKE AN OBJECTION HERE

Admission Fees

Our fees and charges increase on 1 July each year. On 1 July 2023 our fees and charges were increased by 3.4% in line with Government’s indexation policy. You can contact us to find out details about specific fees, charges or prices.

$694.00 for Board's consideration of application
$78.65 for filing application in Supreme Court Registry (please contact the Registry for further information regarding filing)

Admission fees are effective 1 July 2023

Payment of the Board's fee for consideration of your application

Applicants will receive an email from no-reply@bpoint.com.au no later than COB, 35 days prior to the sittings requesting payment of the Board's fee. This email will contain a link to arrange payment by debit/credit card which will be processed through a secure BPoint payment portal. The Board's staff are unable to issue payment links prior to the timeframe outlined above.

You must ensure you save a copy of the receipt after payment has been approved. This is necessary as you are required to exhibit a copy of your receipt to your affidavit of compliance as evidence of compliance with Rule 13(3)(b) of the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004.

If you have previously paid the Board's fee by credit/debit card over the phone, you are not required to exhibit a copy to your affidavit of compliance however, please provide a copy of your receipt for inclusion within your file. 

If you are seeking admission and your firm wishes to make a bulk payment, please see the following options available:

  • CHEQUE: Provide a cheque made out to ‘Legal Practitioners Admissions Board’. The cheque may be provided by post or over the counter to Reception at Law Society House. The cheque should be accompanied by a list of applicants (may be provided via email) for which the payment is applicable (please provide each applicant’s full name as per their Form 1)
  • DEBIT/CREDIT CARD: Email the Board a list of applicants for which the payment is applicable (please provide each applicant’s full name as per their Form 1) and the Board’s staff will contact the firm to arrange payment by debit/credit card over the phone

A receipt will be issued via email to the relevant person at the firm, which can then be forwarded to each applicant. 

Enquiries

Please send all enquiries to admissions@qls.com.au and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.