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Hire or Buy Legal Court Attire

Legal Pic 5 Wigs gowns and bibs can be hired or purchased from the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust trading as Academic Dress Hire for admissions  and court appearances either in Auckland or other centres throughout New Zealand.  Advance booking is essential.

To hire and buy legal regalia please click on the ceremony location below that applies to you:
Cost to Hire & Buy Legal Regalia
ITEM HIRE PRICE (all prices incl GST) BUY PRICE (all prices incl GST)
Barristers' Gown $55.00 $350.00
Barristers' Wig $75.00 $1600.00 (as at 05/09/2023)
Bib $10.00 $20.00
Barristers Gown Bags Not available for hire $75.00
Barristers Gown Bags with Embroidered Initials Not available for hire $85.00
Barristers Wig Stand Not available for hire $495.00

N.B. Academic Dress Hire offer a free quote for Wig Repairs, please refer further down this page.
Admission & Counsel Moving
Candidates for admission and their counsel moving have the option of wearing traditional court attire (wigs, bands, white shirt and gowns) or gowns over neat clothing.  Neat clothing means dark suit, white shirt and tie for men and equivalent dress for women (women must wear a white shirt or blouse).  Applicants are requested to remind their counsel moving of these requirements.
If you are hiring legal regalia and you live outside of the Auckland region, a bond of $200.00 is required.
Casual Hire in Auckland.  For 2 pieces, including a wig, a bond of $200.00 is required.  For a gown only, a bond of $100.00 is required.
Delivery Costs
We can arrange courier delivery at an additional cost of $12.00 each way within the Auckland CBD, $17.00 each way within the North Island, and $34.00 each way for orders sent to South Island, New Zealand.
Payment Options in advance, or when collecting regalia
Payment is to be made as soon as possible after placing your order.

A range of payment methods are offered, including:
  • Visa/Mastercard, please include your Credit Card number and expiry date with your order details for payment processing or you can pay by calling us on 09 3581044 with your Credit Card details ready
  • Eftpos, cash or Visa/MasterCard at our office at 17 George Street, Newmarket, Auckland
  • Online banking - Please note that if you pay by internet bank transfer we may not be able to see the funds yet if you collect regalia the following day, and you will be asked to pay again to be able to collect regalia.  To avoid this, please pay by internet bank transfer well in advance of picking up your regalia.  Please click here for instructions about paying online 
Combining Hire and Purchase of Regalia
You can choose to hire some, and purchase some of a full set of Legal regalia.

If you choose to hire some items, the hire items will need to be returned at the times stated on your invoice to avoid late fee penalties.
Wig Repair Service
Wigs require a special standard of care and maintenance.  Academic Dress Hire offers a professional wig repair service, just ask us for a quote.

You can call us to discuss your requirements on 09 3581044 or bring your wig to our store during standard business hours:

Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, and open until 6:00 pm on Tuesday.

For all enquiries please email:

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Contact us:
09 358 1044


map117 George Street
Newmarket, Auckland 1023