What is the JLPT?

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) is an internationally recognised evaluation and certification of Japanese-language proficiency.
In 2012, over 572,000 people took the test in 64 countries and areas worldwide. It is the largest Japanese language test in the world.

The JLPT advantage

In Japan, the JLPT is taken into consideration for preferential immigration treatment as well as an eligibility for various national exams. Outside Japan, the JLPT is widely recognised across corporate and government sectors as a benchmark for proficiency measurement. It is also a strong motivator for students of Japanese language and allows learners to accurately gauge the level of their ability.


Taking the right test level

  • If you are unsure about which level to take, try some sample questions.
  • If you do not plan to take the test in Adelaide, please click here to find your local test venue in Australia.

Information about the 2018 JLPT

The JLPT will be held in Adelaide on Sunday 2 December 2018.

Applications for the 2018 JLPT will open on Wednesday 1 August
. Applications close Thursday 6 September 2018 at 5:00pm AEST.


The official 2018 test guide can be downloaded here.

How to register for the test

Registration for the 2018 JLPT has CLOSED.


Click here to visit the Eventbrite page via the Japan Foundation to register.

The cost is $85 for N4 & N5 and $95 for N1, N2 & N3.

Please visit www.jpf.org.au/jlpt for more information or to register for other Australian locations.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call JAFA during business hours on (08) 8370 8771.

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Saturday 15 June

Origami & Calligraphy Class

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cowandilla Primary School

21 Jenkins St, Cowandilla 5033 


Wednesday 26 June


6:00pm - 9:00pm

Courtyard Bar

Metropolitan Hotel

46 Grote St, Adelaide 5000  


1 August - 5 September

JLPT Registration Period