The Australian Bar Association is the peak body representing nearly 6000 barristers throughout Australia. Established in 1963, the ABA is committed to serving, promoting and representing its members, as well as advocating for fair and equal justice for all.
Promote the Bar’s high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services
Development and promotion of business opportunities for Australian barristers in Australia and internationally
Provide benefits, programs and services which promote members’ professional growth.
Promote the highest quality legal education
Promote the highest standards of ethics, quality and diversity across the profession
Promote the full and equal participation in the association, our profession, and the justice system
Promote pro bono and public service by the legal profession
Promote the rule of law and the effective administration of justice
Increase public understanding of and respect for the rule of law, the legal process and the role of the barristers
Advocate for fair and equal access to justice for all
Preserve the independence of the legal profession and the judiciary