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JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)

About the JLPT

The Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is the largest-scale Japanese language test in the world. Since 1984, The Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchanges and Services have continued to offer the JLPT as a reliable means of evaluating the Japanese proficiency of non-native speakers. The JLPT is widely recognised across corporate and government sectors as a benchmark for proficiency measurement, and is also a strong motivator for students of Japanese language.

Brisbane will not be offering the test this July. Canberra will be the only city to offer the July JLPT in 2023 in Australia.

Application periods 
• July Test: Typically anounced from mid/late January. Applications for 2023 have closed.
• December Test: Typically announced from early July and application commences shortly after.

Notice: December JLPT in Melbourne (2023)

The Japan Foundation, Sydney is currently working on an arrangement with a potential new host institution in Melbourne which can take over the JLPT administration from RMIT starting with the December 2023 test. As soon as the information is finalised we will release an update via our website. We appreciate your patience.


  • Test date: July 2 (Sun), 2023.
  • Test Vouchers will be sent to examinees by EMAIL approximately 1 month before the Test. Please wait until June 7 (Wed) before contacting jlpt(at) regarding missing Vouchers.


  • N1, N2 and N3 ⇒ $95 Test fee + $6.90 Eventbrite booking fee.
  • N4 and N5 ⇒ $85 Test fee + $6.31 Eventbrite booking fee.

All prices are inclusive of GST.
The Eventbrite booking fee is non-refundable.

The Test Guide is mandatory reading

  • Australia-specific information is at the beginning, on pages (i – vi).
  • Contains useful information about dates, procedure, sections, scoring, expected timing, how to fill in answer sheets, etc.
  • Photograph submission and paper applications are not necessary. The JLPT in Australia accepts online applications only. Postal applications are not allowed.
Test Guide (Australia) – July 2023
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