List of judges of the Federal Court of Australia

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Judges who have served on the Federal Court of Australia as of May 2019, [1] [2] are appointed in accordance with section 72 of the Constitution, which has, since the Court's inception in 1976, been for a term expiring at age 70. [3]

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In addition to their judicial service, six judges of the Federal Court have also been elected to the Parliament of Australia: Nigel Bowen, Bob Ellicott, Merv Everett, Tony Whitlam, John Reeves and Duncan Kerr. All were elected prior to their appointment to the bench.

Additionally, two judges of the Federal Court have served in state Parliaments: Bernard Riley, formerly of the New South Wales Legislative Council, and Howard Olney, formerly of the Western Australian Legislative Council.

Judges including chief justices

PositionNameAppointment
commenced
Appointment
ended
TermCommentsNotes
Chief Justice Sir Nigel Bowen AC , KBE , QC 20 December 197631 December 199014 years, 11 daysChief Judge in Equity of the Supreme Court (NSW) [4]
Michael Black AC , QC 1 January 199121 March 201019 years, 79 daysBarrister (Queen's Counsel for Victoria and Tasmania) [5]
Patrick Keane AC , QC 22 March 201028 February 20132 years, 343 daysCourt of Appeal Judge in the Supreme Court (Qld)
Appointed to the High Court
[2] [6] [7]
James Allsop AO 1 March 20138 years, 86 daysPreviously President of the Court of Appeal (NSW)
previously served as Federal Court judge
[8]
Judge Sir Richard Blackburn OBE 1 February 197731 March 19858 years, 58 days [2]
(Sir) Gerard Brennan AC , KBE , QC 12 February 19814 years, 11 daysAppointed to the High Court
Xavier Connor AO , QC 17 March 19825 years, 44 days
Phillip Evatt DSC 28 February 198710 years, 27 daysJudge of the Supreme Court (NI)
Sir William Forster AC , KBE , QC 31 January 198911 years, 365 days
Robert Franki 5 August 19869 years, 185 days
Russell Fox AC , QC 31 March 198912 years, 58 daysChief Judge of the Supreme Court (NI)
John Keely QC 29 February 199619 years, 28 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
James Muirhead AC , KStJ , QC 4 August 19869 years, 184 days
Sir John Nimmo CBE , OStJ , QC 30 June 19803 years, 150 days
Ray Northrop QC 31 August 199821 years, 211 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Bernard Riley 4 August 19781 year, 184 days
Sir Reginald Smithers 30 September 19869 years, 241 days
Robert St John 31 March 19858 years, 58 daysJudge of the Supreme Court (NI)
Charles Sweeney CBE 29 June 199518 years, 148 days
John Sweeney 7 May 19814 years, 95 days
Richard Ward QC 24 November 1977296 days
Sir Edward Woodward AC , OBE , QC 31 July 199013 years, 180 days
(Sir) William Deane AC , KBE , QC 1 April 197726 July 19825 years, 116 daysAppointed to the High Court
John Toohey AC , QC 4 April 197731 December 19869 years, 271 daysAppointed to the High Court
Douglas McGregor AC , QC 7 November 197714 November 19858 years, 7 days
Francis Fisher AC , QC 6 March 197831 July 198911 years, 147 days
John Gallop AM , RFD , QC 11 March 197830 July 200022 years, 141 days
Daryl Davies QC 17 May 197831 August 199820 years, 106 days
John Lockhart AO 30 October 197811 June 199920 years, 224 days
Ian Sheppard AO 9 December 197923 May 199717 years, 165 days
John Kelly QC 11 March 19801 July 199010 years, 112 days
Trevor Morling QC 11 February 19811 February 199311 years, 356 daysJudge of the Supreme Court (NI)
Bob Ellicott QC 2 March 198124 February 19831 year, 359 days
Gerald Fitzgerald AC , QC 25 November 198130 June 19842 years, 218 days
Kenneth Jenkinson 1 November 19825 June 199714 years, 216 days
Alan Neaves AC , QC 11 March 19838 January 199511 years, 303 days
Michael Kirby AC , CMG 30 March 198323 September 19841 year, 177 daysAppointed to NSW Court of Appeal
then to High Court
Bryan Beaumont AO 30 May 198311 February 200521 years, 257 daysChief Justice of the Supreme Court (NI)
Murray Wilcox AO , QC 11 May 19842 October 200622 years, 144 daysChief Justice of Industrial Relations Court
Judge of the Supreme Court (NI)
Additional Judge of the Supree Court (ACT)
Peter Gray AM 17 May 198417 May 201329 years, 0 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Jeffrey Spender QC 17 May 198419 July 201026 years, 63 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
Merv Everett 27 June 19844 October 19873 years, 99 days
Bill Pincus QC 25 March 198516 December 19916 years, 266 days
James Burchett 3 June 198510 October 200015 years, 129 days
Jeffrey Miles AO 18 June 198530 September 200217 years, 104 days
David Jackson AM , QC 15 November 198526 May 19871 year, 192 days
Donnell Ryan QC 29 September 19862 June 201124 years, 246 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
William Gummow AC , QC 24 November 198620 April 19958 years, 147 daysAppointed to the High Court
Robert French AC 25 November 19861 September 200821 years, 281 daysAdditional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
Appointed to Chief Justice of the High Court
Marcus Einfeld 18 December 198616 April 200114 years, 119 days
Trevor Hartigan 13 August 198724 April 19902 years, 254 days
Michael Foster QC 2 November 198726 November 199811 years, 24 days
Alastair Nicholson AO , RFD 1 February 198831 May 200416 years, 120 days
Malcolm Lee AO , QC 15 February 19881 May 200618 years, 75 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Howard Olney AM , QC 21 May 198830 April 200314 years, 344 days
John von Doussa AO , QC 1 December 198815 August 200314 years, 257 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Graham Hill 1 February 198924 August 200516 years, 204 days
Deirdre O'Connor 1 July 19905 March 200211 years, 247 days
John Phillips AO , QC 14 August 199017 December 19911 year, 125 days
Maurice O'Loughlin 1 August 198928 January 200313 years, 180 days
Terrence Higgins AO , QC 1 July 199012 September 201323 years, 73 days
Peter Heerey AM , QC 17 December 199016 February 200918 years, 61 days
Doug Drummond QC 2 December 199112 April 200311 years, 131 days
Richard Cooper 30 March 199214 March 200512 years, 349 days
Margaret Beazley AO 1 January 199328 April 19963 years, 118 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Appointed to Court of Appeal (NSW)
Tony Whitlam QC 1 January 19931 May 200512 years, 120 days
Christopher Carr 13 December 19931 August 200410 years, 232 days
Michael Moore 28 March 19941 August 201117 years, 126 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
Catherine Branson QC 16 May 199413 October 200814 years, 150 days
Jane Mathews AO 4 July 19946 April 20016 years, 276 days
Kevin Lindgren AM , QC 26 July 199412 February 201015 years, 201 days
Brian Tamberlin QC 29 August 199430 March 200914 years, 213 daysAdditional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
Ronald Sackville AO 19 September 199425 August 200813 years, 341 days
Susan Kiefel AC 17 October 19943 September 200712 years, 321 daysJudge of the Supreme Court (NI)
Appointed to the High Court
Robert Nicholson AO 1 January 19957 August 200712 years, 218 days
Paul Finn 3 July 19954 July 201217 years, 1 day
Ross Sundberg AM , QC 10 July 19959 August 201015 years, 30 days
Shane Marshall 17 July 199521 November 201520 years, 127 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
John Lehane 3 October 199510 September 20015 years, 342 days
Rodney Madgwick QC 3 October 199521 April 200812 years, 201 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
Anthony North 3 October 199511 September 201822 years, 343 daysJudge of Industrial Relations Court
Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
[2] [9]
Ron Merkel QC 5 February 199615 May 200610 years, 99 days [2]
John Mansfield AM 2 September 199624 August 201619 years, 357 days
Arthur Emmett 3 February 19976 March 201316 years, 31 days
Alan Goldberg AO , QC 3 February 19974 July 201013 years, 151 days
Raymond Finkelstein QC 21 July 19971 July 201113 years, 345 days
Geoffrey Giudice AO 17 September 199728 February 201214 years, 164 daysPresident of AIRC & then Fair Work Australia
Mark Weinberg 15 July 199819 July 200810 years, 4 daysJudge of the Court of Appeal (Vic)
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (NI)
Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
John Dowsett AM, QC 14 September 199826 April 201819 years, 224 daysAdditional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
previously a Judge of the Supreme Court (Qld).
[10] [11]
Leslie Katz SC 30 September 199821 March 20023 years, 172 days [2]
Peter Hely 2 October 19981 October 20056 years, 364 days
Susan Kenny 16 October 199822 years, 222 daysPresidential member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Previously a judge of the Court of Appeal (Vic)
[1]
Roger Gyles AO , QC 11 June 199922 August 20089 years, 72 daysAdditional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT) [2]
Richard Conti QC 15 August 200015 August 20077 years, 0 days
Margaret Stone 9 October 200022 March 201211 years, 165 daysAdditional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
James Allsop AO 7 May 20012 June 20087 years, 26 daysAs Justice. Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
Appointed President of the Court of Appeal (NSW)
returned to court as Chief Justice
[8]
Garry Downes AM 2 April 200215 May 201210 years, 43 daysJudge of the Supreme Court (NI) [2]
Peter Jacobson 17 June 200225 January 201512 years, 222 daysChief Justice of the Supreme Court (NI)
Bradley Selway 18 November 200210 April 20052 years, 143 days
Annabelle Bennett AO 5 May 200323 March 201612 years, 323 daysAdditional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
Bruce Lander 14 July 200331 August 201310 years, 48 daysJudge of the Supreme Court (NI)
Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
Susan Crennan AC 3 February 20041 November 20051 year, 271 daysAppointed to the High Court
Antony Siopis SC 14 April 20055 May 201813 years, 21 daysPresidential member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal [12] [13]
Richard Edmonds 5 May 200510 February 201610 years, 281 days [2]
Peter Graham QC 24 May 20056 September 20105 years, 105 days [2]
Andrew Greenwood 4 August 200515 years, 295 daysPresidential member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal [1] [14] [15]
Neil Young QC 30 November 200524 January 20071 year, 55 days [2]
Steven Rares 2 February 200615 years, 113 daysAdditional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT) [16]
Berna Collier 8 February 200615 years, 107 daysJudge of the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court
Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
[17]
Dennis Cowdroy AO 13 March 200615 March 20148 years, 2 days [2]
Anthony Besanko 3 April 200615 years, 53 daysChief Justice of the Supreme Court (NI)
Additional Judge of the Supreme Court (ACT)
Prefiously a judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia
[18] [19] [20] [21]
Christopher Jessup QC 23 June 200615 April 201714 years, 337 days [2]
Richard Tracey AM, RFD 24 July 200616 August 201812 years, 23 days [22]
John Middleton 31 July 200614 years, 299 days [1]
Robert Buchanan QC 8 September 200610 September 201610 years, 2 daysJudge of the Supreme Court (NI) [2]
John Gilmour QC 11 December 200623 March 201811 years, 102 daysJudge of the Supreme Court (NI) [2]
Michelle Gordon 20 April 20078 June 20158 years, 49 daysAppointed to the High Court [2]
John Logan RFD 27 September 200713 years, 241 days [1]
Geoffrey Flick 15 October 200713 years, 223 days [1]
Neil McKerracher 15 October 200713 years, 223 days [1]
John Reeves 19 November 200713 years, 188 days [23]
Nye Perram 8 August 200812 years, 291 days [1]
Jayne Jagot 3 September 200812 years, 265 days [1]
Lindsay Foster 4 September 200830 September 202012 years, 26 days [2]
Michael Barker 9 February 200911 February 201910 years, 2 days [2]
John Nicholas 16 February 200911 years, 191 days [1]
David Yates 30 November 200911 years, 177 days [1]
Mordecai Bromberg 7 December 200911 years, 170 days [1]
Julie Dodds-Streeton QC 1 February 20101 April 20144 years, 59 days [2]
Anna Katzmann 1 February 201011 years, 114 days [24]
Alan Robertson 11 April 20118 May 20209 years, 27 days [2]
Bernard Murphy 13 June 20119 years, 347 days [1]
Iain Ross AO 1 March 20129 years, 86 daysPresident of Fair Work Commission [25]
John Griffiths 23 April 20129 years, 33 days [1]
Duncan Kerr 10 May 20129 years, 16 daysPresident of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (2012-2017)
Previously member of the House of Representatives and Attorney-General
[26] [27]
Kathleen Farrell 5 December 20128 years, 172 days
Tony Pagone 21 June 201331 March 20184 years, 283 days [2]
Jennifer Davies 4 July 20137 years, 326 days [1]
Debra Mortimer 12 July 20137 years, 318 days
Darryl Rangiah 13 August 20137 years, 286 days
Richard White 31 August 20137 years, 268 days
Michael Wigney 9 September 20137 years, 259 daysJudge of the Supreme Court (NI)
Melissa Perry 23 September 20137 years, 245 days
Jacqueline Gleeson 15 April 201428 February 20216 years, 319 daysAppointed to the High Court [2]
Jonathan Beach 30 June 20146 years, 330 days
James Edelman 20 April 201529 January 20171 year, 284 daysAppointed to the High Court [2] [28]
Brigitte Markovic 24 August 20155 years, 275 days [1]
Mark Moshinsky 3 November 20155 years, 204 days [1]
Robert Bromwich 29 February 20165 years, 87 days [1]
Natalie Charlesworth 1 March 20165 years, 86 days [1]
Stephen Burley 6 May 20165 years, 20 days [1]
David O'Callaghan 1 February 20174 years, 114 days [1]
Michael Lee 27 March 20174 years, 60 days [1]
Roger Derrington 29 March 20174 years, 58 days [1]
David Thomas 27 June 20173 years, 333 daysPresident of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (2017-)
Previously a Judge of the Supreme Court (Qld)
[1]
Sarah Derrington 10 January 20183 years, 136 daysPresident of the Australian Law Reform Commission (2018-) [1]
Simon Steward 1 February 201830 November 20202 years, 303 daysAppointed to the High Court [2]
Katrina Banks-Smith 12 February 20183 years, 103 daysPreviously a Judge of Supreme Court (WA) [1]
Craig Colvin 13 February 20183 years, 102 days [1]
Thomas Thawley 14 February 20183 years, 101 days [1]
Michael Wheelahan 3 October 20182 years, 235 days [1]
Paul Anastassiou 1 February 20192 years, 114 days [1]
Angus Stewart 25 February 20192 years, 90 days [1]
Michael O'Brien 26 February 20192 years, 89 days [1]
Darren Jackson 20 March 20192 years, 67 days [1]
John Snaden 29 April 20192 years, 27 days [1]
Stewart Anderson 6 May 20192 years, 20 days [1]
Wendy Abraham 7 May 20192 years, 19 days [1]
John Halley 19 March 202168 days [1]
Elizabeth Cheeseman 12 April 202144 days [1]

Location of current judges

Sydney
Melbourne
Brisbane
Perth
Adelaide
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The following is the Australian Table of Precedence.

  1. The Queen of Australia: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
  2. The Governor-General of Australia: His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC, DSC, FTSE
  3. Governors of states in order of appointment:
    1. Governor of Queensland His Excellency The Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, QC
    2. Governor of South Australia His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le AC
    3. Governor of Tasmania Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AC
    4. Governor of Victoria Her Excellency The Honourable Linda Dessau AC
    5. Governor of Western Australia His Excellency The Honourable Kim Beazley AC
    6. Governor of New South Wales Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AC, QC
  4. The Prime Minister The Honourable Scott Morrison MP
  5. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives in order of election:
    1. Speaker of the House of Representatives The Honourable Tony Smith MP
    2. President of the Senate Senator The Honourable Scott Ryan
  6. The Chief Justice of Australia The Honourable Susan Kiefel AC
  7. Senior diplomatic posts:
    1. Ambassadors and High Commissioners in order of date of presentation of the Letters of Credence or Commission
    2. Chargés d'affaires en pied or en titre in order of date of presentation of the Letters of Credence or Commission
    3. Chargés d'affaires and Acting High Commissioners in order of date of assumption of duties
  8. Members of the Federal Executive Council:
    1. Ministry List
  9. Administrators of Territories in order of appointment:
    1. Administrator of Norfolk Island
    2. Administrator of the Australian Indian Ocean Territories
    3. Administrator of the Northern Territory
  10. The Leader of the Opposition The Honourable Anthony Albanese MP
  11. Former holders of high offices:
    1. Former Governors-General in order of leaving office:
      1. The Hon. Bill Hayden AC (1989–1996)
      2. The Hon. Sir William Deane AC KBE QC (1996–2001)
      3. Dr Peter Hollingworth (2001–2003)
      4. The Hon. Dame Quentin Bryce AD, CVO (2008–2014)
      5. General The Hon. Sir Peter Cosgrove AK, CVO, MC (2014–2019)
    2. Former Prime Ministers in order of leaving office:
      1. The Hon. Paul Keating (1991–1996)
      2. The Hon. John Howard OM AC SSI (1996–2007)
      3. The Hon. Kevin Rudd AC
      4. The Hon. Julia Gillard AC (2010–2013)
      5. The Hon. Tony Abbott AC (2013–2015)
      6. The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull AC (2015–2018)
    3. Former Chief Justices in order of leaving office:
      1. The Hon. Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE GBM QC (1987–1995)
      2. The Hon. Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS QC (1995–1998)
      3. The Hon. Murray Gleeson AC GBS QC (1998–2008)
      4. The Hon. Robert French AC (2008–2017)
  12. Premiers of states in order of state populations, then the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory:
    1. Premier of New South Wales
    2. Premier of Victoria
    3. Premier of Queensland
    4. Premier of Western Australia
    5. Premier of South Australia
    6. Premier of Tasmania
    7. Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
  13. Justices of the High Court in order of appointment:
    1. The Hon. Virginia Bell AC
    2. The Hon. Stephen Gageler AC
    3. The Hon. Patrick Keane AC
    4. The Hon. Michelle Gordon AC
    5. The Hon. James Edelman
    6. The Hon. Simon Steward QC
    7. The Hon. Jacqueline Sarah Gleeson SC
  14. Senior judges:
    1. Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia
    2. President of the Fair Work Commission
  15. Chief Justices of States in order of appointment:
    1. Chief Justice of New South Wales
    2. Chief Justice of South Australia
    3. Chief Justice of Tasmania
    4. Chief Justice of Queensland
    5. Chief Justice of Victoria
    6. Chief Justice of Western Australia
  16. Australian members of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom in order of appointment:
    1. Ian Sinclair
    2. Sir William Heseltine
  17. The Chief of the Defence Force
  18. Chief Judges of Federal and Territory Courts in order of appointment
    1. Chief Justice of the Australian Capital Territory
    2. Chief Justice of the Northern Territory
    3. Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia
  19. Members of Parliament
  20. Judges of the Federal Court of Australia and Family Court of Australia, and Deputy presidents of the Fair Work Commission in order of appointment
  21. Lord Mayors of capital cities in order of city populations:
    1. Lord Mayor of Sydney
    2. Lord Mayor of Melbourne
    3. Lord Mayor of Brisbane
    4. Lord Mayor of Perth
    5. Lord Mayor of Adelaide
    6. Lord Mayor of Hobart
    7. Lord Mayor of Darwin
  22. Heads of religious communities according to the date of assuming office in Australia
  23. Presiding officers of State Legislatures in order of appointment, then Presiding Officer of the Northern Territory legislature:
    1. President of the New South Wales Legislative Council
    2. Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
    3. Speaker of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly
    4. President of the Western Australian Legislative Council
    5. Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland
    6. Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly
    7. Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly
    8. President of the Victorian Legislative Council
    9. Speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
    10. President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
    11. President of the South Australian Legislative Council
    12. Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
  24. Members of State Executive Councils in order of state populations, and then members of the Northern Territory Executive Council:
    1. Executive Council of New South Wales
    2. Executive Council of Victoria
    3. Executive Council of Queensland
    4. Executive Council of Western Australia
    5. Executive Council of South Australia
    6. Executive Council of Tasmania
    7. Executive Council of the Northern Territory
  25. Leaders of the Opposition of State Legislatures in order of state populations, then in the Northern Territory:
    1. Leader of the Opposition of New South Wales
    2. Leader of the Opposition of Victoria
    3. Leader of the Opposition of Queensland
    4. Leader of the Opposition of Western Australia
    5. Leader of the Opposition of South Australia
    6. Leader of the Opposition of Tasmania
    7. Leader of the Opposition of the Northern Territory
  26. Judges of State and Territory Supreme Courts in order of appointment:
    1. Supreme Court of New South Wales
    2. Supreme Court of Victoria
    3. Supreme Court of Queensland
    4. Supreme Court of Western Australia
    5. Supreme Court of South Australia
    6. Supreme Court of Tasmania
    7. Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
  27. Members of State Legislatures in order of state populations:
    1. New South Wales Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council
    2. Victorian Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council
    3. Queensland Legislative Assembly
    4. Western Australian Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council
    5. South Australian House of Assembly and Legislative Council
    6. Tasmanian House of Assembly and Legislative Council
    7. Northern Territory Legislative Assembly
  28. The Secretaries of Departments of the Australian Public Service and their peers and the Chiefs of the Air Force, Army, and Navy and Vice Chief of the Defence Force in order of first appointment to this group:
    1. Vice Chief of the Defence Force
    2. Chief of Navy
    3. Chief of Army
    4. Chief of Air Force
  29. Consuls-General, Consuls and Vice-Consuls according to the date on which recognition was granted
  30. Members of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly
  31. Recipients of Decorations or Honours from the Sovereign
  32. Citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia
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