Registration for the Bar exams
The Bar exams are offered twice a year. The dates for 2013-14 are set out below.
Registration is required for the Bar exams. Candidates should familiarise themselves with the Bar Exam and Bar Practice Course policies before submitting their registration form. A non-transferable, non-refundable fee of $250.00 per examination is payable on registration.
Registration dates for examinations in 2013-14 are as follows:
|Sitting Date||Registration date|
(closes 24 May 2013)
|February 2014||Registration opens 25 July 2013|
Once registered, the Bar Association must be notified of any changes of address. The association cannot accept responsibility for an individual's failure to maintain correct contact information.
|Scheduled (local) examination dates for 2013-14|
|Practice and procedure for barristers|
|Monday, 24 June 2013||3 hours|
|Monday, 17 February 2014||3 hours|
|Aspects of evidence|
|Wednesday, 26 June 2013||3 hours|
|Wednesday, 19 February 2014||3 hours|
|Legal ethics for barristers|
|Friday, 28 June 2013||3 hours|
|Friday, 21 February 2014||3 hours|
“Post” exams ie. exams after the Sydney sitting dates will not be offered.
Examination study materials are only issued online and are continuously under review and are updated as required.
Results for June 2013 examinations will be available on 25 July 2013. Results for the February 2014 exams will be available on 20 March 2014.
Fees, reimbursements and costs
The examination fee of $250 per exam is not refundable or transferable from one examination period to the next.
The Bar Practice Course fee of $3,800 is refundable (with a $100 administration fee being charged) if withdrawal from the course is more than 30 days before the course commences. Applicants providing less than 30 days notice of withdrawal will be charged a $500.00 administration fee. Less than 10 working days notice of withdrawal receives no refund. Other costs of setting up a practice are listed elsewhere on this web site.
Applications for exemption from the Bar exams, or any one of the Bar exams, should be directed to the Executive Director, in writing, detailing grounds for exemption supported by a curriculum vitae. Specific guidelines for application are not provided. All applications are judged on their merits.