List of Judges of the Supreme Court of Victoria

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This is a list of Judges who have served on the Supreme Court of Victoria. Term of service in brackets.

Chief Justices[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

Presidents of the Court of Appeal[edit]

Name Term as President of the Court of Appeal
John Winneke 7 June 1995 – 15 July 2005
Chris Maxwell 18 July 2005 - present

Judges of the Court of Appeal[edit]

Name Term as Justice of Appeal
Robert Brooking 7 June 1995 – 6 March 2002
Robert Tadgell 7 June 1995 – 30 May 2001
William Ormiston 7 June 1995 – 24 February 2006
John Phillips 7 June 1995 – 22 May 2004
Kenneth Hayne 7 June 1995 – 21 September 1997
Stephen Charles 7 June 1995 – 21 April 2006
Frank Callaway 7 June 1995 – 27 July 2007
John Batt 6 May 1997 – 3 June 2005
Susan Kenny 25 July 1997 – 15 October 1998
Peter Buchanan 28 October 1997 - 11 October 2013
Alex Chernov 13 October 1998 – 29 February 2008
Frank Vincent 12 June 2001 – 20 August 2009
Geoffrey Eames 15 March 2002 – 27 July 2007
Geoffrey Nettle 7 June 2004 - present
David Ashley 21 June 2005 – 1 February 2012)
Marcia Neave 22 February 2006 - present
Robert Redlich 8 May 2006 - present
Murray Kellam 16 May 2007 - present
Julie Dodds-Streeton 8 August 2007 – 1 February 2010
Mark Weinberg 28 July 2008 - present
Philip Mandie 17 August 2009 – 31 August 2012
Bernard Bongiorno 17 August 2009 - present
David Harper 4 November 2009 - 28 June 2013
Hartley Hansen 19 July 2010 – 31 August 2012
Pamela Tate 16 September 2010 - present
Robert Osborn 7 February 2012 - present
Simon Whelan 16 October 2012 - present
Phillip Priest 23 October 2012 - present
Paul Coghlan 1 January 2013 - 11 January 2014
Joseph Santamaria 20 August 2013 - present
David Beach 22 October 2013 - present
Emilios Kyrou 29 July 2014 - present
Anne Ferguson 12 August 2014 - present

Judges of the Supreme Court of New South Wales for the District of Port Phillip[edit]

Prior to the separation of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales into the independent colony of Victoria, the Supreme Court of New South Wales was the superior court in the District. A local division of that court, the Supreme Court of New South Wales for the District of Port Phillip, was established in 1840 and existed until the Supreme Court of Victoria was created in 1852.

Name Term as Judge
John Willis 8 February 1841 – 24 June 1843
William Jeffcott 1 July 1843 - December 1844
Roger Therry 9 January 1845 - February 1846
William à Beckett 28 February 1846 – 19 January 1852

Judges (including Chief Justices, Presidents and Justices of Appeal)[edit]

Name Term as Judge
William à Beckett 19 January 1852 – 20 February 1857
Redmond Barry 19 January 1852 – 23 November 1880
Edward Williams 21 July 1852 – 30 April 1874
Robert Molesworth 17 June 1856 – 6 May 1886
Thomas Fellows 18 December 1872 – 8 April 1878
James Stephen 1 May 1874 – 14 August 1881
George Higinbotham 19 July 1880 – 23 September 1886
Hartley Williams 4 July 1881 – 9 June 1903
Edward Dundas Holroyd 19 August 1881 – 9 May 1906
Thomas Cope (acting)[1] August 1885 – June 1886
George Kerferd 1 January 1886 – 31 December 1889
George Webb 6 May 1886 – 20 September 1891
Thomas à Beckett 30 September 1886 – 30 June 1917
Henry Hodges 12 February 1889 – 8 August 1919
Joseph Hood 1 February 1890 – 31 December 1921
Leo Cussen 19 March 1906 – 17 May 1933
William Schutt 24 July 1919 – 31 December 1926
Frederick Mann 24 July 1919 – 30 September 1935
William McArthur 27 January 1920 – 31 March 1934
James Macfarlan 30 January 1922 – 31 December 1949
Charles Lowe 28 January 1927 – 31 January 1964
Charles Duffy 1 June 1933 – 12 August 1961
Fred Martin 29 January 1934 – 31 January 1957
Norman O'Bryan 2 February 1939 – 16 October 1966
Wilfred Fullagar 1 August 1945 – 8 February 1950
John Vincent Barry 14 January 1947 – 8 November 1969
Arthur Dean 8 February 1949 – 24 May 1965
Reginald Sholl 1 February 1950 – 31 January 1966
Thomas Smith 1 February 1950 – 16 September 1973
Edward Hudson 27 September 1950 – 15 December 1966
Robert Monahan 3 March 1955 – 11 April 1970
George Pape 18 February 1957 – 28 January 1975
Alexander Adam 27 May 1959 – 30 August 1974
Douglas Little 3 February 1959 – 30 August 1974
Urban Gowans 22 August 1961 – 8 September 1976
Oliver Gillard 2 October 1962 – 13 May 1978
John Starke 31 January 1964 – 30 November 1985
Edward Barber 7 April 1964 – 25 February 1977
Murray McInerney 28 May 1965 – 10 February 1983
George Lush 1 February 1966 – 5 October 1983
Clifford Menhennitt 27 April 1966 – 29 October 1979
Hibbert Newton 10 January 1967 – 1 June 1977
Francis Nelson 1 February 1968 – 14 June 1977
Kevin Anderson 29 April 1969 – 4 September 1984
William Crockett 2 December 1969 – 16 April 1996
Ninian Stephen 30 June 1970 – 29 February 1972
William Kaye 1 March 1972 – 8 February 1991
John Norris 1 March 1968 – 11 June 1975
Benjamin Dunn 1 May 1968 – 31 July 1977
Peter Murphy 12 April 1973 – 15 April 1992
William Harris 9 October 1973 – 17 August 1978
John Young 30 April 1974 – 31 May 1974
Basil Murray 5 September 1974 – 11 May 1988
Richard Fullagar 29 January 1975 – 11 February 1994
Kenneth Jenkinson 18 February 1975 – 1 November 1982
Richard Griffith 10 June 1975 – 1 December 1976
Richard McGarvie 1 June 1976 – 22 April 1992
Norman O'Bryan 2 February 1977 – 6 May 1992
Robert Brooking 22 February 1977 – 6 March 2002
Kenneth Marks 15 June 1977 – 28 January 1994
Ian Grey 12 July 1977 – 30 March 1990
Alfred King 19 July 1977 – 13 February 1991
Barry Beach 18 July 1978 – 15 February 2003
James Gobbo 18 July 1978 – 28 February 1994
Alec Southwell 3 April 1979 – 11 April 1997
Robert Tadgell 4 March 1980 – 30 May 2001
Alastair Nicholson 16 November 1982 – 31 January 1988
George Hampel 16 March 1983 – 31 August 2000
William Ormiston 22 November 1983 – 24 February 2006
Howard Nathan 22 November 1983 – 17 April 1997
John Harber Phillips 7 November 1984 – 13 August 1990
Frank Vincent 30 April 1985 – 20 August 2009
Bernard Teague 13 October 1987 – 15 February 2008
Philip Cummins 17 February 1988 - 2010
Allan McDonald 19 May 1988 – 31 August 2002
Thomas Smith 1 May 1990 – 31 July 2009
John Phillips 22 May 1990 – 22 May 2004
David Ashley 21 August 1990 - 1 June 2012
John Hedigan 30 January 1991 – 30 August 2001
John Coldrey 19 February 1991 – 4 April 2008
David Byrne 20 August 1991 - 20 May 2010
David Harper 11 March 1992 - 28 June 2013
Kenneth Hayne 8 April 1992 – 21 September 1997
Geoffrey Eames 26 May 1992 – 27 July 2007
John Batt 8 March 1994 – 3 June 2005
Hartley Hansen 6 April 1994 - 31 July 2012
Philip Mandie 10 May 1994 - 31 August 2012
John Winneke 7 June 1995 – 15 July 2005
Stephen Charles 7 June 1995 – 21 April 2006
Frank Callaway 7 June 1995 – 10 June 2007
Rosemary Balmford 6 March 1996 – 14 September 2003
Bill Gillard 6 May 1997 – 31 October 2007
Alex Chernov 6 May 1997 – 29 February 2008
Susan Kenny 25 July 1997 – 15 October 1998
Peter Buchanan 28 October 1997 - 11 October 2013
Murray Kellam 28 January 1998 - 15 June 2009
Marilyn Warren 13 October 1998 - present
Bernard Bongiorno 18 December 2000 - 31 December 2012
David Habersberger 3 July 2001 - 28 March 2013
Geoffrey Flatman 18 July 2001 – 18 September 2002
Tony Pagone 3 October 2001 – 30 June 2002
16 May 2007 - 20 June 2013
Robert Osborn 9 May 2002 - present
Geoffrey Nettle 23 July 2002 – present
Julie Dodds-Streeton 23 July 2002 - present
Robert Redlich 25 October 2002 - present
Katharine Williams 25 October 2002 - present
Stuart Morris 9 April 2003 – 9 April 2007
Stephen Kaye 16 December 2003 - present
Simon Whelan 17 March 2004 - present
Elizabeth Hollingworth 7 June 2004 - present
Kevin Bell 10 February 2005 - present
Kim Hargrave 18 March 2005 - present
Betty King 21 June 2005 - present
Chris Maxwell 18 July 2005 - present
Anthony Cavanough 8 May 2006 - present
Elizabeth Curtain 3 October 2006 - 8 May 2014
Paul Coghlan 8 August 2007 - 31 December 2012
Ross Robson 8 August 2007 - present
Jack Forrest 8 August 2007 - present
Lex Lasry 23 October 2007 - present
James Judd 6 March 2008 - present
Peter Vickery 6 May 2008 - present
Emilios Kyrou 15 May 2008 - present
David Beach 5 September 2008 - present
Jennifer Davies 6 April 2009 - 4 July 2013
Terry Forrest 13 October 2009 - present
Karin Emerton 16 October 2009 - present
Iain Ross 9 November 2009 – 1 March 2012
Clyde Croft 9 November 2009 - present
Anne Ferguson 3 May 2010 - present
Michael Sifris 13 July 2010 - present
Peter Almond 28 July 2010 - present
John Dixon 13 September 2010 - present
Cameron Macaulay 13 September 2010 - present
Kate McMillan 8 March 2012 - present
Gregory Garde 29 May 2012 - present
John Digby 19 November 2012 - present
James Elliott 25 March 2013 - present
Tim Ginnane 4 June 2013 - present
Melanie Sloss 30 July 2013 - present
Michael Croucher 30 July 2013 - present
Jack Rush 26 November 2013 - present
Joanne Cameron 12 August 2014 - present
Christopher Beale 2 September 2014 - present
Michael McDonald 16 September 2014 - present

Reserve Judges[edit]

Name Term as Reserve Judge
Peter Murphy 16 April 1992 – 5 May 1993
Richard Fullagar 12 February 1994 – 9 May 1994
Norman O'Bryan 7 May 1992 – 7 April 2004
Robert Brooking 14 May 2002 – 21 September 2003
Ian Gray 30 March 1990 – 5 March 2001
Alec Southwell 9 September 1997 – 31 October 2001
Howard Nathan 18 April 1997 – 1 September 2005
Rosemary Balmford 29 September 2003 – 31 May 2005
John Phillips 22 May 2004 – 28 February 2005

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