Grant of a practising certificate fees

Section 24 of the Legal Profession Act 2007, in general, requires all practitioners in Queensland other than those fully employed as a government legal officer to hold current practising certificates.

Correspondence from Queensland Law Society will be sent to members at their place of practice, or their residential address if they are not practising.

Fees prescribed under the Rules for 2021/2022

Fees from 1 October 2021 to 30 June 2022

Practising certificate fee
$765.75 $383.25 
Fidelity Fund contribution
$22.50 $22.50 
Professional Standards Scheme
Contact Records and Member Services on 1300 367 757

Queensland Law Society membership fees

Full membership of the Society is available for those practitioners who hold a current practising certificate, but who do not engage in practice as or in the manner of a barrister or to Australian registered foreign lawyers.

If you do not fit into either of those categories, you may be entitled to apply for Associate or Student membership of the Society.

If you do not hold a current practising certificate and wish to be a Full member, you may make an application to the Society under r7(c) of the Legal Profession (Society) Rules 2007.

Fees from 1 October 2021 to 30 June 2022

Full membership$378.75 + GST = $416.63
Professional Standards Scheme* contribution$150.00 + GST = $165.00
Associate membership$291.00 + GST = $320.10
Student membership$10.00 incl. GST

*This fee is only applicable to solicitors in law practices – please check with your law practice if this fee is payable.

Certificate of Fitness

A certificate of fitness and good standing is an official document detailing your admission, your practising certificate history, any disciplinary matters brought against you in Queensland, and whether or not you are considered to be a fit and proper person to practice law.

Certificate of Fitness$176.00 incl. GST

Specialist Accreditation fees

More information is available on the Specialist Accreditation page.

Fees from 1 October 2021 to 30 June 2022

Application fee$154.00 incl. GST
This is a non-refundable processing fee.
Applications will not be considered until payment of this fee is made.
Course fee$1,100.00 incl. GST
Successful applicants will be issued with an invoice for the course fee.
This fee covers the assessment process.
Admission into the program will not be confirmed until this fee has been paid.
Accreditation fee$330.00 incl. GST
This fee is payable once you have successfully completed the assessment process.
A re-accreditation fee is payable each year at the time of renewing your
practising certificate and QLS membership.

Practice Management Course (PMS) fees

More information is available on the Practice Management Course page.


Member pricing is only applicable for QLS Full members.
Associate members are not eligible for PMC member rate and will need to email pmc@qls.com.au to register for the course under the non-member rate.