The entry requirements for studying undergraduate and postgraduate law at the various universities are shown below. Please note that these requirements are a guide only and are subject to change. Always check the university’s official website to confirm the requirements.

Undergraduate Law Degrees (2019 Entry)

A bachelor’s degree can be completed straight out of high school. Some universities offer a combined law degree (you can combine with another degree such as commerce, arts, science, etc). A bachelor of laws (honours) includes an extra year dedicated to research and the writing of a thesis on a legal topic.

Below, we have listed the ATAR requirements for undergraduate law programs. Most universities offer alternative entry schemes (requiring lower ATARs) for disadvantaged students, elite athletes and other schemes, so check the university website if you want to know more. If you cannot get into your dream law degree, it is always worth considering beginning any degree and then transferring to a law degree (selection is usually based on ATAR, WAM or both).

*Entry scores are different for international students. Please check the university websites. For IB scores, please check university websites. 

New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

Apply for admission through the University Admissions Centre (UAC)

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Victoria

Apply for admission through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)

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Queensland

Apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)

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South Australia

Apply for admission through the South Australia Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC)

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Western Australia

Apply for admission through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)

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Tasmania

Apply for admission through the University of Tasmania website

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Northern Territory

Apply for admission through the South Australia Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) for Charles Darwin University courses.

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Postgraduate Law Degrees

These courses require you to have already completed a Bachelor’s degree. Post-graduate law degrees can be in the form of a Bachelor of Laws (including combined or honours), or a Juris Doctor. Requirements vary by university, but may include factors such as: ATAR, WAM for undergraduate course studied and marks for certain subjects. Please check the relevant university’s website. Below are the universities that offer postgraduate law courses:

New South Wales (NSW) and Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

NSW: University of Sydney, UNSW, Macquarie University, UTS, University of Wollongong, University of Notre Dame, Southern Cross University, The College of Law

ACT: ANU, University of Canberra

Victoria

University of Melbourne, Monash University, La Trobe University, Victoria University, RMIT, The College of Law, Leo Cussen Centre for Law

Queensland

University of Queensland, Griffith University, Bond University, James Cook University, Southern Cross University, Queensland University of Technology

South Australia

Flinders University

Western Australia

University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, University of Notre Dame, Curtin University of Technology

Tasmania

University of Tasmania

Northern Territory

Charles Darwin University