Continuing Professional Development Requirements for Lawyers

National CPD Rules

Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 

ACT Solicitors

General information: https://www.actlawsociety.asn.au/public-information/questions-about-mandatory-cpd

Guideline PDF: https://www.actlawsociety.asn.au/documents/item/1124

ACT Barristers

https://www.actbar.com.au/barristers/professional-development-cpd/


New South Wales

NSW Solicitors

https://www.lawsociety.com.au/practising-law-in-NSW/working-as-a-solicitor-in-NSW/your-practising-certificate/CPD

NSW Barristers

https://www.nswbar.asn.au/coming-to-the-bar/cpd


Queensland

QLD Solicitors

http://www.qls.com.au/For_the_profession/Your_legal_career/Continuing_professional_development_CPD/CPD_rules_policies

QLD Barristers

https://www.qldbar.asn.au/baq/v1/viewDocument?documentId=55


Victoria

VIC Solicitors

https://www.liv.asn.au/Professional-Practice/Compliance/CPD-Compliance/CPD-requirements---FAQs

VIC Barristers

https://www.vicbar.com.au/sites/default/files/Documents/VicBar%20CPD%20Policy.pdf


South Australia

SA Solicitors and Barristers

https://www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/LSSA/Lawyers/Ethics_and_Practice/Mandatory_CPD.aspx


Western Australia

SA Solicitors

General: https://www.lpbwa.org.au/Legal-Profession/Continuing-Professional-Development

Guidelines: https://www.lpbwa.org.au/Documents/Legal-Profession/Continuing-Professional-Development/CPD-Guidelines/GUIDELINES-FOR-THE-ALLOCATION-OF-TOPICS-TO-CPD-COM.aspx

SA Barristers 

http://www.wabar.asn.au/education-training/


Northern Territory

NT Solicitors and Barristers

General page: https://www.lawsocietynt.asn.au/for-the-profession/continuing-professional-development-cpd.html

Guidelines: https://www.lawsocietynt.asn.au/images/stories/cpd_pdfs/r0201-d-cpd-guide-for-practitioners-v2-00.pdf

International CPD Rules