College membership is open to legal professionals who have a substantial practice in strata and community titles law and to academics teaching or researching strata and community schemes law. You will join fellow lawyers who are recognised for their expertise and experience in this vital area of the law.
The College provides opportunities for members to share their knowledge and experience in best practice, to use College approved precedent documents, to have access to a constantly updated catalogue of Australian case law and an opportunity to participate in an industry focused and excellent continuing legal education program. It will give you the ideal venue to make contributions to the industry and the broader community to improve our laws and their application.
The College and its members are proactive in law reform. The College responds to proposals for law reform including discussion bills and forums.
The College is committed to providing members with resources and benefits to assist them in professional growth and contribution to the industry and community.
A person is eligible to be designated as a Fellow if they are a legal practitioner of not less than 5 years standing admitted to practice in a state or territory of Australia;
and they have satisfied the Council that they have:
completed a course of study approved by the Council as a specialist course in the Discipline; and
been engaged in specialist practice of the Discipline for not less than 5 years.
Or, the Council is satisfied on its own motion on such evidence and enquiry it determines, they have been engaged in specialist practice of the Discipline for not less than 5 years and are readily regarded by their peers a specialist practitioner of the Discipline and that it is inappropriate in the circumstances to require them to complete a specialist course of study approved by the Council as a specialist course in the discipline.
An Applicant who is not designated a Fellow under paragraph 9.1(c) may be designated a Fellow if they satisfy paragraphs 9.1(a) and (b).
A person is eligible to be admitted as, or to remain as, an Associate Member if –
(a) they are a legal practitioner admitted to practice in a state or territory of Australia or any overseas common law jurisdiction acceptable to the Council; and
(b) they have satisfied the Council that they:
(i) are currently engaged in some way in the practice of the Discipline in their home jurisdiction; and
(ii) aspire to further develop their knowledge and skills so as to eventually specialise in the practice of the Discipline; and
(c) they do not qualify for any other class of membership of the College.
Only Members who have been Members for 3 consecutive years prior to the date of the relevant general meeting, Fellows and Academic Members and are entitled to attend general meetings and to vote at those meetings, but this does not exclude a person from attending a general meeting for the purpose of Rule 17.
“Discipline” is defined to mean the law and practice associated with common interest subdivisions (i.e. subdivisions involving lots and common property whether or not a body corporate is established to administer the common property).
In addition, applicants for membership as a Fellow or Academic Member will require a Referee Report.
The Referee Report should be independently completed by the Referees and submitted by them directly to the College by email. The Referees’ Reports are confidential between the Referees and the College.
NOTE: Your first year’s membership fee is due on approval of membership. Membership renewals are due in 12 months from your signup date.