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 Accredited Specialist, Property Law.
  • 1995 Master of Commerce (Land Economics), 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 Sale and Acquisition
  • Planning & Local Government Law
  • Wills, Estates and Estate Planning Law.
  • Retirement Village Contracts; and
  • Aged Care Accommodation Agreements

Community Involvement in Penrith and Western Sydney over 40 years:

  • 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)
  • Co-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

Honours and Awards:

  • Honoured Citizen of the City of Penrith (Issued by Penrith City Council Sep 2022 "for contribution to the City of Penrith, the field of Law and Australia")
  • WSU Community Fellow (Issued by Western Sydney University Apr 2019 "for outstanding contribution to the Western Sydney region")
  • Order of Australia (Issued by Australian Government Jan 2018 "for service to local government, and to the community of Nepean")
  • Penrith Citizen of the Year (Issued by Penrith City Council Jan 2008 "for outstanding achievements and service to the community of the City of Penrith")
  • Centenary Medal (Issued by Australian Government Jan 2001 "for service to the community through local government, legal services and voluntary work")
  • Australian Sports Medal (Issued by Australian Government Jul 2000 "for involvement in sports administration, promotion and sponsorship for many sports".)

Contact Details

Phone: (02) 4731 5899

Fax: (02) 4721 4008