Renew your certificate by 31 May

Monday, 2 May 2022

Renew your certificate by 31 May

You have until 31 May 2022 to renew your Practising Certificate! 

The Practising Certificate renewal process is now open. All active members have been sent an email containing details on how to renew. 

If you haven't received your renewal email, please sign in and follow the instructions from your Member Dashboard.

Renewals should be submitted by 31 May. After this date, the Law Society cannot guarantee that your renewal will be processed in time for you to access your new Practising Certificate on 1 July.

General questions

If you have any questions, please call the Society help line direct on 02 6274 0315 or email mail@actlawsociety.asn.au.

If you need assistance logging in to the website, please refer to our login guide here.

How can I tell if my application has been submitted?

When you submit your renewal application, you should receive an email acknowledging that the Society has received your application and it is being processed. However, some IT systems block automated email communications. To check that your application has been submitted successfully, log in to your dashboard and check 'My Memberships' — you will see your 2022-23 membership appear with a Pending status.

Please note that your membership will not become active until payment has been received (and, depending on the type of membership selected, the Society may also need confirmation of your PII policy). You can access your invoices at any time by logging in to your member dashboard and selecting 'My invoices'. You can also use this section to pay outstanding invoices using a credit card.

How can I get my new Practising Certificate?

You will be able to access your certificate online through your Member Dashboard. Simply log in, then navigate to 'My Memberships', and click on the button which says 'Print My Membership Certificate'.

Only your current active certificate will be available — your new certificate will not be available to print until it becomes active on 1 July. 

If you requested a hard copy of your certificate it will be sent out as soon as possible. If you need an immediate copy, please access it from your member dashboard. 

My dashboard shows two renewal options — which should I choose?

A person who has previously held a membership with the Law Society (within the past five years) will see two renewal notifications on their dashboard. 

  • Renew your membership now: Selecting this option will process a renewal for the current 2021-22 year (for example, if you need a Practising Certificate for only a few months). Your Practising Certificate will have an expiry date of 30 June 2022.
  • Renew your membership next financial year:  Selecting this option will process a renewal for the next period (from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023). Your Practising Certificate will not be available until 1 July.

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