Sport and recreation

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Bar FC

The New South Wales Bar Football Club (Bar FC) is open to barristers, members of the judiciary, clerks and employees of the Bar Association regardless of gender, level of ability or fitness. It currently boasts over 80 members drawn from diverse practice areas. NSW Bar FC competes in the Domain Soccer League which is held at lunchtime (usually 1.15 pm) on the field atop the Domain Carpark. The season usually runs from April to July. There are also interstate matches. If you would like to join the Club and/or support your FC please contact the manager, David Stanton (; 8233 0345) or Anthony Lo Surdo SC (; 9223 3181).


Early in 2021 the Wellbeing Committee announced the formation of the Bar Bushwalking Group. The response was overwhelming, with the first walk held on Sunday, 2 May at 10.00am at Manly Dam booked out. A few places remain for Sunday, 1 August in the Royal National Park and Sunday, 7 November at the Sassafras Gully Loop, Springwood. Register your place here.


The annual Bar and Bench v Solicitors Golf Day returned to Manly course on Monday, 20 January 2018. 

Great Bar Boat Race

First run in 1983, the annual Great Bar Boat Race is one of the great institutions of the New South Wales Bar.


Anytime Fitness Martin Place is located at 80 Elizabeth Street Martin Place. Bar Association members are eligible for the Anytime Corporate rate: 12 months - $69.95 per month, $0 Joining fee for 2 months then $49 after that, $69.95 FOB Security Key (One off Payment. Grants 24/7 Access to over 3000 clubs worldwide*)  *After 31 Days.


Members are encouraged to keep active!  The physical and mental health benefits of regular movement are more important now than ever before. In the lead-up to the end of law term, the Wellbeing Committee will trial a 5-week summer series – short runs (max. 30 mins) on a Thursday afternoon, departing from the top of Martin Place at 4.30pm.  Pace will be relaxed, to suit the group and to encourage conversation. Learn more here.


The Australasian Lawyers Surfing Association (“ALSA”) welcomes membership applications from all lawyers with all surfing related interests. From time to time ALSA organises social events for its members and their families. One such event is the annual Sydney Surf-a-Bout held each year in December. It’s a fun family day with surfing comps for all categories. ALSA since 2011 has entered a team in the annual Surfaid Comp held on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. This is a fund raising surf event and all ALSA members are invited to contribute and join in the fun. Details of this event will be sent out to all members when they become available. ALSA also holds an annual CLE. For the past few years it has been held at Latitude Zero in Sumatra’s Telos Islands.

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LAWSKI has been held annually in Thredbo since 1990. The LAWSKI Race is open to all lawyers, paralegals, barristers and judicial officers. For more information see or contact



The Bar Walking Group meets at 1.05pm at the fountain at the top of Martin Place and Macquarie Street every Monday, with a 1.10 departure time. A quick lap of the gardens will bring you back to Martin Place by 1.45 in plenty of time to return to work. Learn more here.