Member Information

Member Information

The Australian Bar is comprised of nearly 6000 independent legal practitioners who are bound to act according to the Legal Profession Uniform Rules and Legislation

Membership statistics

Membership statistics, October 2019.
State or Territory Practising Counsel Female Male
ACT 91 22 69
NSW 2384 553 1831
NT 42 10 32
QLD 1235 301 934
TAS 48 11 37
SA 236 64 172
VIC 2084 631 1453
WA 257 59 198
Total 6377 1651 4726

Membership of the Australian Bar Association

Membership of the Australian Bar Association is open to holders of Australian practising certificates who are also members of a State or Territory Bar Association.

The Australian Bar Association does not offer full or associate memberships to foreign legal practitioners.