Chief Justice of Victoria

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The Chief Justice of Victoria is the senior judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria and the highest ranking judicial officer in the Australian state of Victoria. The Chief Justice is both the judicial head of the Supreme Court as well as the administrative head. He or she is responsible for arranging the business of the court and establishing its rules and procedures.

The current Chief Justice is Marilyn Warren, who was appointed by Governor John Landy to succeed John Harber Phillips. Warren's term began on 26 November 2003.

List of Chief Justices of Victoria[edit]

Name Term as Chief Justice
William à Beckett 19 January 1852 – 20 February 1857
William Stawell 25 February 1857 – 24 September 1886
George Higinbotham 24 September 1886 – 31 December 1892
John Madden 9 January 1893 – 10 March 1918
William Irvine 9 April 1918 – 30 September 1935
Frederick Mann 1 October 1935 – 31 January 1944
Edmund Herring 2 February 1944 – 1 September 1964
Henry Winneke 2 September 1964 – 31 May 1974
John McIntosh Young 1 June 1974 – 16 December 1991
John Harber Phillips 17 December 1991 – 17 October 2003
Marilyn Warren 26 November 2003 – present

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