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JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)

December 2024 JLPT application period and capacity have been announced. The Test Guide PDF, application links and other details are forthcoming. Please check this page regularly.

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.

From and including July 2024, the Brisbane test site will be at Griffith University, Gold Coast campus (NOT Nathan campus as previously).

  • Held worldwide on the first Sunday of July and first Sunday in December of each year. Dates and sites in the chart above.
  • July Test application period announced around early February with application anticipated to start in March.
  • December Test application period announced around mid July with application anticipated to start mid or late August.

Capacity for some cities and some levels may become booked out very quickly on the application opening day. For news on precise application periods, please check this website daily from late January and daily from early July. No emailing list is in use and potential applicants will need to monitor news for themselves.

Next JLPT: December 1 (Sun), 2024.

  • Recently concluded test: July 7 (Sun), 2024.

Application Information – December 2024 JLPT

  • Application period: August 28 (Wed) 9am AEST – September 9 (Mon) 5pm AEST or until capacity is reached, whichever occurs first.
  • There is no waiting list nor standby.



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

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

The Test Guide Is Mandatory Reading

  • The December 2024 Test Guide will be published here when finalised.
  • 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 2024
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