Black Chambers invites Reader Applications and supports at least one Reader per year.

Applications are considered twice a year for Readers who intend to undertake the Bar Practice Course in the following calendar year.

Applications for the May 2024 intake should be made by 7 April 2023. Applications for the September 2024 intake should be made by 25 August 2023.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

  1. Applicant must hold a conditional practising certificate as a Reader;
  2. The Readership period is for a maximum of 12 months;
  3. Membership of chambers following the readership period is not guaranteed;
  4. A substantial reduced monthly clerks fee.
  5. Accommodation in a shared space may be available by arrangement with Chambers.
  6. It is preferred that the Reader has a Member of Black Chambers as one of their tutors.

Applications should be sent to our senior clerk Vicky Johnston via email and should include a current resumé and two referees. All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence.


If you have any questions about applying to be a Reader at Black Chambers, please do not hesitate to contact our senior clerk Vicky Johnston.