COVID-19 (Coronavirus) advice

31 August 2021 update

Given the evolving COVID-19 situation in NSW and other States and Territories, and to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our candidates, we have made the difficult decision to cancel face-to-face test centre sittings in Sydney and Canberra and move the 2021 LAT fully online via remote proctoring. All affected candidates registered have been sent an email and should refer to the email for further information. If you have any concerns about your ability to sit the LAT via remote proctoring, please email immediately.

If you have any concerns about your ability to sit the LAT via remote proctoring, please email immediately.

11 August 2021 update

ACER and UNSW Law & Justice will adhere to official government advice. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation in NSW and the ACT, and will inform candidates accordingly should there be any changes. If this page does not answer your questions, please email immediately.

LAT 2021 will be delivered as a computer-based test (candidates type their answers) in Sydney and Canberra Test Centres and by remote proctoring through ProctorU on Thursday 30 September 2021. All candidates intending to sit LAT in a test centre must read and adhere to COVID-19 Safe procedures at test centres.

Candidates should be aware that if changes to government restrictions for COVID-19 mean ACER can no longer provide you with a test centre, ACER will contact all affected candidates by email and offer remote proctoring test sittings. Should you choose not to, or be unable to, undertake a sitting of LAT by remote proctoring, ACER will provide you with a full refund. Due to the tight timeframes between the test and UNSW’s admission processes, no other testing arrangements can be considered.


Test Centre Entry Requirements


  • must provide contact details at the test centre or check in using the Service NSW app
  • must wear masks
  • will be required to have their temperature checked
  • will not be admitted to the test centre if they:
    • record a temperature of 37.6°C or higher
    • are suffering from cold or flu symptoms including a continuous cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, aches and pains, a runny or blocked nose, diarrhoea, or sneezing
    • have been identified as COVID-19 positive or are suspected to have COVID-19 and are under self-isolation orders
    • are awaiting results of a COVID-19 test
    • live with or have had close contact with someone who has confirmed or suspected COVID-19
    • have been under quarantine within 14 days of the test day
  • must leave the premises where the LAT is being held upon the request of a test supervisor.
    • Note: test supervisors are not qualified to assess symptoms of a medical nature displayed by individuals such as cold or flu like symptoms. As a result candidates must not refuse or otherwise demur from such a request.

Canidates who, prior to the relevant test date, fall into the non–entry criteria must contact the LAT Office immediately by email to for advice.

Test Centre Set Up

  • Test rooms and any associated breakout areas have been adapted to allow 4sqm social distancing and will operate in compliance with COVID-19 health regulations.
  • Signage will be visible around the venue to remind candidates to follow COVID-19 safe practices.
  • Hand sanitisation stations will be provided at all venues for use by candidates.
  • Frequent cleaning and disinfection of high touch surfaces at the test centres will be conducted.
  • Surfaces including computer equipment in the test rooms will be cleaned and disinfected after every test session.

Test Centre Sessions

Candidates must:

  • follow all directions given by ACER and test supervisors in application of these COVID-19 procedures
  • wear a face mask while attending test sessions
  • follow all the COVID-19 social distancing markers and health regulations at the test centres
  • practise social distancing and good personal hygiene at all times

Canidaites that start feeling unwell or experience the onset of any of the COVID-19 symptoms at the test centre must:

  • inform the test supervisor immediately and leave the test centre; and
  • upon returning home, contact the LAT immediately by email to be provided with further advice.

ACER will provide candidates with further information regarding their test centre by email closer to the test day.

Candidates should contact the LAT Office via email if they have any further queries.