Penrith Lawyers - Phone (02) 4731 5899

John Bateman OAM


Professional Qualifications:

  • 1981 Bachelor of Arts (Politics) and Bachelor of Laws, MU
  • 1981 Legal Training Cert, College of Law.
  • 1981 Admitted to Supreme Court of NSW.
  • 1983 Admitted to High Court of Australia.
  • 1994 Graduate Diploma in Land Economy, WSU.
  • 1994 Accredited Specialist, Property Law.
  • 1995 Master of Commerce, WSU.


  • Member of Law Society of New South Wales.
  • Member of the Nepean Hawkesbury Law Society.
  • Member of Law Council of Australia.
  • Associate of Australian Property Institute.
  • Fellow of Taxation Institute of Australia.
  • Member of Environment and Planning Law Association.
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Sporting Lawyers Association.

Summary of Experience:

  • Over 40 years General Practice experience.
  • Accredited specialist in Property Law.
  • Residential/Commercial Property Acquisition, Sale and Development.
  • Compulsory Acquisition
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial/Business Law and Contract Negotiation
  • Business and Company Acquisition and Sale
  • Planning & Local Government issues
  • Wills, Estates and Estate Planning Law.
  • Retirement Village Contracts; and
  • Aged Care Accommodation Agreements

Community Involvement:

  • Over 40 years of Community involvement in Penrith and Western Sydney including:
  • Independent Penrith City Councillor 1995-2004 (Deputy Mayor 1997/1998)
  • Elected unopposed as Mayor of City of Penrith in 1998/1999 and 1999/2000
  • Olympic Mayor during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games when City of Penrith hosted Rowing, Slalom and Spring Canoe/Kayak events
  • Executive member Nepean Medical Research Foundation 2001-2014 (Vice President 2003-2012)
  • Board Member Penrith Valley Economic Development Corporation 2002-2008 (Deputy Chairman 2002-2006 & Chairman 2006-2008)
  • Founder and Executive member Penrith Valley Sports Foundation 2000 - 2012
  • Member Penrith Lakes Community Advisory Committee 2007-2011
  • Board member Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 1999-2004
  • Board member Penrith Rugby League and Football clubs (Panthers) 1995-2002
  • Member Advisory Board Western Sydney Academy of Sport 1998-2002
  • Board member Penrith Rugby Club 2000-2002
  • Chairman Penrith Olympic Torch Relay Committee
  • Founder of Nepean Philanthropists
  • Former President and Secretary Nepean Hawkesbury Regional Law Society
  • Coach of Penrith High School and The King's School in NSW Law Society Mock Trial Competition
  • Honorary Solicitor for NSW Little Athletics Association, Penrith Netball Association, Nepean District Historical Society, Penrith Touch Football Association and Penrith Disabilities Resource Centre.
  • Patron of Nepean District Historical Society and Former Patron of Red Cross Calling, Penrith Police and Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) and Foundation for Creative Enterprise

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 4731 5899

Fax: (02) 4721 4008