Australian Bar Association

ACT barristers have access 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 go to the ABA’s website.

Bar Cover

Bar Cover is an Australian insurer, set up in 1962 to provide insurance protection against loss of income due to sickness or accident exclusively to Australian practising barristers.  Their directors are all practising barristers who provide their services to Bar Cover on a voluntary basis. They authorised by APRA and licenced by ASIC.

  • MEMBERSHIP of Bar Cover is available exclusively to practising barristers. Class A (ACT) or Class B (Interstate) members of the NSWBA.
  • PREMIUMS are highly competitive, enabling you to insure 100% of your gross income, from $100 per week up to $10,000 per week.
  • CLAIMS are paid from day one – no waiting period.  You can claim up to 52 weeks off work due to sickness or accident.  Claims are paid promptly.
  • Your Bar Cover can be linked to other financial products such as life insurance and your mortgage.
  • READERS privileges apply. Speak to Bar Cover for more information.

Bar Cover is issued by Barristers Sickness and Accident Fund Pty Ltd ACN 000 381 617 AFSL 263 713, as Trustee for the Barristers’ Sickness and Accident Fund 1961 ABN 78 600 371 397.  To decide if their product is appropriate for you, please read the PDS available at

For more details please contact Steve Kerbal on (02)  9413 8481 or email

BarBooks Australia

BarBooks Australia is a cloud based practice management and accounting software made specifically for barristers by barristers in Australia and New Zealand.  BarBooks has been designed to easily allow you to take care of your matters, time recording, invoicing and expense management.  Put your practice management into auto pilot with their live bank feeds feature and never have to data enter your expenses again.

BarBooks will give all Readers a subscription for the first year of only $1.00 and all other members will receive 50% discount off their first year’s subscription.

For more information email Andy Giles

The Federal Golf Club

The Federal Golf Club Canberra is situated in one of Canberra’s premier golf venues and presents one of Australia’s best inland golfing experiences.

Formed in 1933, Federal Golf Club’s original location now lies at the bottom of Lake Burley Griffin. In 1949, the course reopened at its current location on the western side of Red Hill just two kilometres from the Parliamentary Triangle.

The 18 hole championship course features pristine Santa Ana couch fairways and quality bent grass greens which are protected by well-placed bunkers. The course is set in beautiful bushland surrounds with grand views of the Brindabella Ranges making the Federal Golf Club a very special place.

The course has featured in the Golf Digest Top 100 Australian Courses and currently ranks 48th in Golf Australia’s best public access courses.

The Federal is offering our members fantastic membership opportunities with significant discounted rates.  They can also tailor packages to suit your requirements.

Click here to find out more

Club Lime

Are you wanting to get fit this year?  Our friends at Club Lime are offering our members discounted gym rates through their corporate program.  The corporate program entitles our members to attend the CISAC Belconnen, Braddon and Tuggeranong gyms.  For more information contact the CEO of the ACT Bar Association on 6257 1437 or email

Long Rail Gully

Long Rail Gully is a local Murrumbateman winery with a long history of association with the ACT Bar through Garry Parker who was a long term member of the ACT Bar.

They specialise in premium hand made cool climate wines.  Every step from vineyard, winemaking to bottling their elegant, award winning wines is undertaken at Long Rail Gully in ‘The Big Shed’.  Sixty acres of vines, beautifully located around a trout filled lake, produce Riesling, Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot and our flag ship Four Barrels.

All the wines are available for tasting at the winery and for sale on their website.

To continue their close association with the Bar, Long Rail Gully is offering a 15% discount and free delivery to Canberra on all case orders to members of the ACT Bar.


Ludlows is the largest and leading provider of legal attire in Australia.  Ludlows stock the finest quality wigs and regalia, tailored to personal specifications. Their Melbourne and Sydney stores provide fittings and off-the-rack apparel.

Ludlows also offer the following services:

  • Made to Measure Jackets
  • Free Alterations for the lifetime of the jacket
  • Free Deliveries for any order over $100 AUD
  • Maternity Wear Services
  • Wig Cleaning & Repair Services

To peruse all products; please visit their website:

ACT Bar Association Members are entitled to 10% discount on all legal wear products.  To take up the offer; simply contact Ludlows directly on

A Ludlows representative will also meet with Canberra barristers when visiting. The ACT Bar Association will advise members of these proposed dates.

Emily Lawton Executive and Career Coaching

As an Executive Coach, Emily works with leaders and professionals who are seeking career development and the confidence to face challenges. Coaching takes the form of one-on-one meetings over a set period of time, where goals are established and an action plan is developed. The coaching process is completely flexible to accommodate the circumstances of each client. Before commencing a program Emily offers a half-hour meeting with prospective clients to discuss goals and work out a suitable program

Emily offers special coaching rates for ACT Bar Association members.  For more information regarding how Emily can assist you, email