Join the Association

To qualify for membership of the South Australian Bar Association, you must be a legal practitioner admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia and have successfully completed the “Bar Readers Course” and exams, as well as a traineeship or a period of mentorship with an experienced Barrister.

For information regarding Admission to the Supreme Court of South Australia, please contact the Ethics and Practice unit at the Law Society of SA.


Forms & Guidelines

Compulsory TPD and Life Scheme

The Bar Association has a compulsory TPD & Life Insurance Scheme for all members. The scheme provides $300,000 cover and is paid upon death or diagnosis of a terminal illness, or upon assessment of total and permanent disability.
Please note:-
  • TPD cover ceases on your 65th birthday.
  • Death and terminal illness cover continue until your 70th birthday.

A copy of the policy can be found here.

Member Benefits Australia

Welcome to Australian Bar Association Member Benefits Program. By harnessing the combined purchasing power of Bar Members Australia wide, Members may access goods and services from participating suppliers at prices not normally available to individual Members.

The following benefits are available:

  • MBA Car Assist – New Vehicles Advisory, Acquisition and Disposal (all makes and models of new cars) with up to 5 years FREE service
  • ABA Travel Club – Business & Leisure (Domestic & International)
  • Health Insurance
  • Health & Wellbeing (Preventative & Special Medical Screening)
  • Lifestyle Activities and Fitness Centres
  • ABA Wine Club
  • Concierge Service (Whatever you want whenever you want it – we will find it for you)
  • Household and Electrical Products e.g. Fridges, Washing Machines, TVs etc
  • Car Rental
  • Finance – House and Business
  • Insurance – General, Life & Car
  • Telecommunications
  • Gas & Electricity
  • American Express Platinum Card

For more information contact:

Tony Kregor Mob 0418 174 974 or Divesh Sanghvi Mob 0434 667 896 or your respective State Bar Office – during the hours of 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

The Member Benefits outlined on the ABA website are indicative only at the time of publication and are subject to change without notice. Members should confirm with the respective supplier/s that the offers are still current prior to making the decision to purchase the goods or service.

Gender Equity at the Bar

The SA Bar Association is committed to promoting gender equity at the Bar in South Australia. The “Women at the Bar” sub-committee was established in 2014 to consider measures that can be adopted by the Association that will:-

  • encourage women to join the Bar;
  • support the retention of women at the Bar; and
  • optimise the opportunities for women to progress their careers at the Bar and in the law generally.

The first actions adopted by the Bar Council in September 2014, on the recommendation of the Women at the Bar sub-committee, were the introduction of an Unconscious Bias CPD Programme, and the provision of the Silk’s Commitment to engage with leaders of the Bar to commit actively to advancing the equality and diversity at the Bar. The giving of the undertaking is completely voluntary.

The Silks’ Commitment

A pledge by Silks indicating a personal commitment to equality and diversity including, at a minimum, recommending at least one new woman for a research task or junior brief annually, and to actively support a non-discriminatory workplace culture at the Bar.


Silks who have signed the Undertaking include:

  • Hugh Abbott SC
  • Chris Bleby SC
  • William Boucaut SC
  • Tom Cox SC
  • Tom Duggan SC
  • Andrew Harris QC
  • Brian Hayes QC
  • Paul Heywood-Smith QC
  • Greg Mead SC
  • Neville Morcombe QC
  • Claire O’Connor SC
  • Maurine Pyke QC
  • Brendon Roberts SC
  • Ian Robertson SC
  • Neville Rochow SC
  • Michael Roder SC
  • Andrew Tokley SC
  • Stephen Walsh QC
  • Jonathan Wells QC