First Time Associate Member (Tas) – Apply Online

This includes associate membership at $132; government associate membership at $99; and student associate membership at $27.50.

As an associate member you will be able to enjoy a range of Society benefits:

  • Access to many of the Society member discounts and services (see here for details).
  • Discounted access to professional development for full time students and TLPC students
  • The weekly newsletters – general legal practice including job listings, and the CPD newsletter listing professional development opportunities

Read the tips and checklist before applying

  1. If you have never previously been a member (of any type) of the Society, i.e. you are joining as a first time associate member, you must read the tips and checklist below.
  2. Check the current Fee Guide.
  3. Once you have read this information, and have checked that you have all your necessary documents (in the correct format) on hand, access this online Application for New Associate Membership form.


  • Stay in your browser tab whilst you are completing your form. Important: Do not refresh the browser. Do not use ‘back’ and ‘forward’ in your internet browser, instead use ‘previous’ and ‘next’ or you will lose your work . Complete your form in one sitting if possible.
  • If you have any technical issues, contact the Society on (03) 6234 4133 during business hours (9am-5pm) or email membership@lst.org.au.
  • Any links provided by the Society in the form itself are safe to click on as they will open a separate tab.
  • Check the current Fee Guide for payment terms before starting the application process.
  • The fee for associate membership is $132; for government associate membership is $99; and student associate membership is $27.50. You will be asked to pay by credit card towards the end of the application process.

Ensure you have the following items (as applicable) handy before you start completing your form.


  1. Law Library Levy: You may be asked if you would like to access the resources of the Tasmanian Law Library (unless automatically included, depending on PC type). See the current Fee Guide above. The library has extensive hard copy and online materials and can assist you to identify and locate primary and secondary legal resources. Subscription also entitles you to desktop library services provided by Thompson Reuters. For more information see Library Services on this website or visit the Law Library website.
  2. Society Identity Card: A headshot photo of you for the issue of an ID card. You will be given the opportunity to request a Society Identity Card. This is primarily used by practitioners for law court security access but can also be used to take advantage of the Society’s member benefits in person (e.g. retailer discounts).