Benevolent Association

Assistance in deserving cases

Every year there are barristers who encounter personal misfortune or require some form of assistance from the Benevolent Association in order to overcome a major problem. Every aspect of the operation of the Benevolent Association, from the donations made, to the notification that a member is in difficulty, and assessing and providing assistance, is an expression of the collegiate nature of the life of a group of independent individuals collectively operating as the bar.

Who qualifies for assistance?

Section 2 of the Barristers Benevolent Association's rules and regulations sets out who is eligible to receive assistance.


For more information about the Benevolent Association, or to request assistance, please contact: 

Greg Tolhurst
Selborne Chambers
B / 174 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000
DX 1204 Sydney
Telephone: +61 2 9232 4055

Practising at the bar is unquestionably stressful. The Bar Association supports the health and wellbeing of its members through a variety of services and benefits and the work of the Wellbeing Committee.