Member Benefits

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Membership of the ACT Bar Association is open to all barristers practising in the territory, as well as interstate barristers and others in the legal profession, including academics. We provide a comprehensive range of member benefits including:

  • Regular, affordable continuing professional development (CPD) seminars
  • Conferences
  • Daily notices and news updates on relevant local issues
  • The Bar Bulletin, the journal of the ACT Bar Association.

Additional services include:

  • Access to the member-only section of our website
  • Listing in our online Find a Barrister directory
  • Fleet/corporate discounts on vehicles, health insurance, accommodation and car hire.



Integrity, professionalism, impartiality

Promoting the rule of law
and maintaining the high
ethical standards of the bar


Welcome to the ACT Bar Association, the professional body that regulates barristers in the Australian Capital Territory. We represent the interests of members who practise at the private bar and work towards maintaining a strong and independent bar in the ACT, in the interest of the Canberra community.

While our website is designed specifically for our members, other legal professionals, students and members of the general public will find useful information and news about practising in the ACT and law reform issues.


There is a higher than average level of stress within the legal profession.
This may take the form of anxiety, depression, alcohol and drug misuse, family issues, work pressures and related problems.
We encourage members to prioritise their health and see a professional psychologist - a free service for members.

Bar events calendar

The ABA is running an Advanced Trial Advocacy Course in Melbourne 19-23 January 2015.
For more information download the brochure.
The aim of this scholarship is to strengthen the representation and to facilitate the retention of female barristers at the ACT Bar.... To book  follow the link: 

Chief Justice was welcomed by the ACT Bar at the Commonwealth Club

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MLC sponsors our
Women at the Bar program

Suncorp is the sponsor of our
Bench and Bar Dinner