Reading at Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers provides an invaluable opportunity to work with and learn from some of Australia’s leading barristers.
The Sixth Floor provides a unique and supportive environment for readers and junior barristers and promotes a collegiate spirit amongst its members.
Sixth Floor readers are selected for their outstanding potential as future leaders of the Bar. In considering applications to read on the Sixth Floor, our Readership Committee looks for a combination of outstanding academic results, relevant professional experience and community service, and an aptitude for oral and written advocacy.
Applications are typically received around 18 months in advance, for acceptance as a reader in the May or September intakes in the following year(s). Offers are typically made shortly after interviews are conducted.
Applications for a reader position in the May
and September 2026 intakes should be submitted by 5pm on Monday 2 December 2024, with interviews of shortlisted candidates
expected to take place in early December. Applications may be considered
at other times and submissions before this date are encouraged.
Applications should be addressed to the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org and include, as a single PDF:
a covering letter setting out a description of applicable experience;
a CV and full academic transcript;
names and contact details of referees; and
details of any Sixth Floor members the applicant has worked or studied with.