Guide for individual PC holders

This is a step by step guide to renewing your PC and Full Membership this year. 

If you have issues with accessing the new myQLS portal, contact portalsupport@qls.com.au

If you have a query about the renewals process, contact records@qls.com.au 


If you are known to QLS ie have a locally issued practising certificate, please do not create an account. Use the invitation QLS sent you to 'redeem' your unique code.  If you are missing this invitation, contact portalsupport@qls.com.au to have it reissued to you. 

Step 1. Opening your renewal application 


Sign in to myQLS using your new email user name and password.  Note: QLS ID number is not used. 

If need to have created your log in before hand using your unique invitation code.

Go to new myQLS


You will now see the 'Renewal for Practising Certificate' tile. 

You will see the Renewals Walkthrough Guide. 


Step 2: Read the Walkthrough Guide

Read the walkthrough guide information. 



Step 3: Select to renew or not  

If you are not renewing, select the box and the reason and press save.

If you are renewing, Click Start Renewing. 


Step 4: Notice 

If you complete your renewal and what to go back to to review it or see its status, use the See Applications tab. 


Step 5: Monies owed

Insurances must be paid before Practising Certificates can be issued. 


Step 6: Details

There are fields here that you can update but some are locked eg date of birth as you need to contact records@qls.com.au to change. 


Step 6a: More details

You can provide information on your background. This information is provided to the Law Council of Australia. It is optional and confidential. 


Step 7: Questions

If you select an option other than renew current PC, you will be asked to upload supporting documents

Answer questions about suitability and CPD requirements. 

QLS also asks about ProBono hours completed


Step 7a: Questions continued

You can answer questions about joining QLS, opting out of the Professional Standard Scheme (not visible to government or corporate PC holders) or being displayed on the 'Find a Solicitor' service.
If you don't select membership, a shorter declaration is displayed. 


Step 8: Fees


Please note, do not click the Proforma Invoice button. An invoice will be automatically emailed to you once your renewal is submitted.  Please allow a few hours for this to happen.

If you are paying by credit card, continue to the payment gateway to complete the transaction. 

It's a new system so we are checking that all the fees are being correctly generated. 


If you make a selection that changes the PC you currently have you will need to upload supporting documents.     Click Add files and browse to upload the documents.  You can delete the documents if you make a mistake.