List of judges of the Supreme Court of Victoria

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Judges who have served on the Supreme Court of Victoria as of 15 October 2018,[1][2] include :

Position Name Appointment
commenced
Appointment
ended
Term in office Comments Notes
Chief Justice William à Beckett 19 January 1852 20 February 1857 5 years, 32 days
William Stawell 25 February 1857 24 September 1886 29 years, 211 days
George Higinbotham 24 September 1886 31 December 1892 6 years, 98 days
John Madden 9 January 1893 10 March 1918 25 years, 60 days
William Irvine 9 April 1918 30 September 1935 17 years, 174 days
Frederick Mann 1 October 1935 31 January 1944 8 years, 122 days
Edmund Herring 2 February 1944 1 September 1964 20 years, 212 days
Henry Winneke 2 September 1964 31 May 1974 9 years, 271 days
John Young 1 June 1974 16 December 1991 17 years, 198 days
John Harber Phillips AC 17 December 1991 17 October 2003 11 years, 304 days
Marilyn Warren AC 26 November 2003 1 October 2017 13 years, 309 days
Anne Ferguson 2 October 2017 2 years, 51 days
President, Court of Appeal John Winneke 7 June 1995 15 July 2005 10 years, 38 days
Chris Maxwell 18 July 2005 14 years, 127 days
Judge of Appeal Robert Brooking AO 7 June 1995 6 March 2002 6 years, 272 days
Robert Tadgell 7 June 1995 30 May 2001 5 years, 357 days
William Ormiston AO 7 June 1995 24 February 2006 10 years, 262 days
John Phillips 7 June 1995 22 May 2004 8 years, 350 days
Kenneth Hayne AC 7 June 1995 21 September 1997 2 years, 106 days Appointed to the High Court
Stephen Charles AO 7 June 1995 21 April 2006 10 years, 318 days
Frank Callaway RFD 7 June 1995 27 July 2007 12 years, 50 days
John Batt AM 6 May 1997 3 June 2005 8 years, 28 days
Susan Kenny 25 July 1997 15 October 1998 1 year, 82 days Appointed to the Federal Court
Peter Buchanan 28 October 1997 11 October 2013 15 years, 348 days
Alex Chernov AC 13 October 1998 29 February 2008 9 years, 139 days
Frank Vincent AO 12 June 2001 20 August 2009 8 years, 69 days
Geoffrey Eames AM 15 March 2002 27 July 2007 5 years, 134 days
Geoffrey Nettle 7 June 2004 2 February 2012 7 years, 240 days Appointed to the High Court
David Ashley 21 June 2005 1 February 2012 6 years, 225 days
Marcia Neave AM 22 February 2006 23 August 2014 8 years, 182 days
Robert Redlich 8 May 2006 3 March 2016 9 years, 300 days
Murray Kellam AO 16 May 2007 15 June 2009 2 years, 30 days
Julie Dodds-Streeton 8 August 2007 1 February 2010 2 years, 177 days
Mark Weinberg AO 28 July 2008 13 May 2018 9 years, 289 days Formerly a judge of the Federal Court
Philip Mandie 17 August 2009 31 August 2012 3 years, 14 days
Bernard Bongiorno AO 17 August 2009 31 December 2012 3 years, 136 days
David Harper 4 November 2009 28 June 2013 3 years, 236 days
Hartley Hansen 19 July 2010 31 August 2012 2 years, 43 days
Pamela Tate 16 September 2010 9 years, 67 days
Robert Osborn 7 February 2012 21 June 2018 6 years, 134 days
Simon Whelan 16 October 2012 7 years, 37 days
Phillip Priest 23 October 2012 7 years, 30 days
Paul Coghlan 1 January 2013 11 January 2014 1 year, 10 days
Joseph Santamaria 20 August 2013 14 July 2018 4 years, 328 days
David Beach 22 October 2013 6 years, 31 days
Emilios Kyrou 29 July 2014 5 years, 116 days
Anne Ferguson 12 August 2014 2 October 2017 3 years, 51 days Appointed Chief Justice
Stephen Kaye AM 3 February 2015 4 years, 292 days
Stephen McLeish 3 March 2015 4 years, 264 days
Richard Niall 28 November 2017 1 year, 359 days
Kim Hargrave 19 December 2017 1 year, 338 days
Terry Forrest 10 July 2018 1 year, 135 days
Karin Emerton 10 July 2018 1 year, 135 days
Judge, District of Port Phillip [a] John Willis 8 February 1841 24 June 1843 2 years, 136 days
William Jeffcott 1 July 1843 December 1844 1 year, 153-183 days
Roger Therry 9 January 1845 February 1846 1 year, 23-50 days
William à Beckett 28 February 1846 19 January 1852 5 years, 325 days
Judge Redmond Barry 19 January 1852 23 November 1880 28 years, 309 days
Edward Williams 21 July 1852 30 April 1874 21 years, 283 days
Robert Molesworth 17 June 1856 6 May 1886 29 years, 323 days
Thomas Fellows 18 December 1872 8 April 1878 5 years, 111 days
James Stephen 1 May 1874 14 August 1881 7 years, 105 days
George Higinbotham 19 July 1880 31 December 1892 12 years, 165 days
Hartley Williams 4 July 1881 9 June 1903 21 years, 340 days
Edward Dundas Holroyd 19 August 1881 9 May 1906 24 years, 263 days
George Kerferd 1 January 1886 31 December 1889 3 years, 364 days
George Webb 6 May 1886 20 September 1891 5 years, 137 days
Thomas à Beckett 30 September 1886 30 June 1917 30 years, 273 days
Henry Hodges 12 February 1889 8 August 1919 30 years, 177 days
Joseph Hood 1 February 1890 31 December 1921 31 years, 333 days
Leo Cussen 19 March 1906 17 May 1933 27 years, 59 days
William Schutt 24 July 1919 31 December 1926 7 years, 160 days
Frederick Mann 24 July 1919 31 January 1944 24 years, 191 days
William McArthur 27 January 1920 31 March 1934 14 years, 63 days
James Macfarlan 30 January 1922 31 December 1949 27 years, 335 days
Charles Lowe 28 January 1927 31 January 1964 37 years, 3 days
Charles Gavan Duffy [b] 1 June 1933 12 August 1961 28 years, 72 days [3]
Fred Martin 29 January 1934 31 January 1957 23 years, 2 days
Norman John O'Bryan [c] 2 February 1939 16 October 1966 27 years, 256 days [4]
Wilfred Fullagar [d] 1 August 1945 8 February 1950 4 years, 191 days Appointed to the High Court. [5]
John Vincent Barry 14 January 1947 8 November 1969 22 years, 298 days
Arthur Dean 8 February 1949 24 May 1965 16 years, 105 days
Reginald Sholl 1 February 1950 31 January 1966 15 years, 364 days
Thomas Weetman Smith 1 February 1950 16 September 1973 23 years, 227 days
Edward Hudson 27 September 1950 15 December 1966 16 years, 79 days
Robert Monahan 3 March 1955 11 April 1970 15 years, 39 days
George Pape 18 February 1957 28 January 1975 17 years, 344 days
Alexander Adam 27 May 1959 30 August 1974 15 years, 95 days
Douglas Little 3 February 1959 30 August 1974 15 years, 208 days
Urban Gowans 22 August 1961 8 September 1976 15 years, 17 days
Oliver Gillard 2 October 1962 13 May 1978 15 years, 223 days
John Starke 31 January 1964 30 November 1985 21 years, 303 days
Edward Barber 7 April 1964 25 February 1977 12 years, 324 days
Murray McInerney 28 May 1965 10 February 1983 17 years, 258 days
George Lush 1 February 1966 5 October 1983 17 years, 246 days
Clifford Menhennitt 27 April 1966 29 October 1979 13 years, 185 days
Hibbert Newton 10 January 1967 1 June 1977 10 years, 142 days
Francis Nelson 1 February 1968 14 June 1977 9 years, 133 days
Kevin Anderson 29 April 1969 4 September 1984 15 years, 128 days
William Crockett 2 December 1969 16 April 1996 26 years, 136 days
Ninian Stephen 30 June 1970 29 February 1972 1 year, 244 days Appointed to the High Court.
William Kaye 1 March 1972 8 February 1991 18 years, 344 days
John Norris 1 March 1968 11 June 1975 7 years, 102 days
Benjamin Dunn 1 May 1968 31 July 1977 9 years, 91 days
Peter Murphy 12 April 1973 15 April 1992 19 years, 3 days
William Harris 9 October 1973 17 August 1978 4 years, 312 days
John Young 30 April 1974 16 December 1991 17 years, 230 days
Tony Murray 5 September 1974 11 May 1988 13 years, 249 days [6]
Richard Fullagar [d] 29 January 1975 11 February 1994 19 years, 13 days
Kenneth Jenkinson 18 February 1975 1 November 1982 7 years, 256 days
Richard Griffith 10 June 1975 1 December 1976 1 year, 174 days
Richard McGarvie AC 1 June 1976 22 April 1992 15 years, 326 days
Norman Michael O'Bryan [c] 2 February 1977 6 May 1992 15 years, 94 days [7]
Robert Brooking AO 22 February 1977 6 March 2002 25 years, 12 days
Kenneth Marks 15 June 1977 28 January 1994 16 years, 227 days
Ian Gray 12 July 1977 30 March 1990 12 years, 261 days
Alfred King 19 July 1977 13 February 1991 13 years, 209 days
Barry Beach AO 18 July 1978 15 February 2003 24 years, 212 days
James Gobbo AC 18 July 1978 28 February 1994 15 years, 225 days
Alec Southwell 3 April 1979 11 April 1997 18 years, 8 days
Robert Tadgell 4 March 1980 30 May 2001 21 years, 87 days
Alastair Nicholson 16 November 1982 31 January 1988 5 years, 76 days
George Hampel AM 16 March 1983 31 August 2000 17 years, 168 days
William Ormiston AM 22 November 1983 24 February 2006 22 years, 94 days
Howard Nathan 22 November 1983 17 April 1997 13 years, 146 days
John Harber Phillips AC 7 November 1984 13 August 1990 5 years, 279 days
Frank Vincent AO 30 April 1985 20 August 2009 24 years, 112 days
Bernard Teague AO 13 October 1987 15 February 2008 20 years, 125 days
Philip Cummins AM 17 February 1988 8 November 2009 21 years, 264 days
Allan McDonald 19 May 1988 31 August 2002 14 years, 104 days
Thomas Harrison Smith 1 May 1990 31 July 2009 19 years, 91 days
John Phillips 22 May 1990 22 May 2004 14 years, 0 days
David Ashley 21 August 1990 1 June 2012 21 years, 285 days
John Hedigan 30 January 1991 30 August 2001 10 years, 212 days
John Coldrey 19 February 1991 4 April 2008 17 years, 45 days
David Byrne 20 August 1991 20 May 2010 18 years, 273 days
David Harper 11 March 1992 28 June 2013 21 years, 109 days
Kenneth Hayne AC 8 April 1992 21 September 1997 5 years, 166 days Appointed to the High Court.
Geoffrey Eames AM 26 May 1992 27 July 2007 15 years, 62 days
John Batt AM 8 March 1994 3 June 2005 11 years, 87 days
Hartley Hansen 6 April 1994 31 July 2012 18 years, 116 days
Philip Mandie 10 May 1994 31 August 2012 18 years, 113 days
John Winneke AC, RFD 7 June 1995 15 July 2005 10 years, 38 days
Stephen Charles AO 7 June 1995 21 April 2006 10 years, 318 days
Frank Callaway RFD 7 June 1995 10 June 2007 12 years, 3 days
Rosemary Balmford AM 6 March 1996 14 September 2003 7 years, 192 days
Bill Gillard 6 May 1997 31 October 2007 10 years, 178 days
Alex Chernov AC 6 May 1997 29 February 2008 10 years, 299 days
Susan Kenny 25 July 1997 15 October 1998 1 year, 82 days
Peter Buchanan 28 October 1997 11 October 2013 15 years, 348 days
Murray Kellam AO 28 January 1998 15 June 2009 11 years, 138 days
Marilyn Warren AC 13 October 1998 1 October 2017 18 years, 353 days
Bernard Bongiorno AO 18 December 2000 31 December 2012 12 years, 13 days
David Habersberger 3 July 2001 28 March 2013 11 years, 268 days
Geoffrey Flatman 18 July 2001 18 September 2002 1 year, 62 days
Tony Pagone 3 October 2001
16 May 2007
30 June 2002
20 June 2013
270 days
6 years, 35 days
Robert Osborn 9 May 2002 21 June 2018 16 years, 43 days
Geoffrey Nettle 23 July 2002 2 February 2012 9 years, 194 days
Julie Dodds-Streeton 23 July 2002 1 February 2010 7 years, 193 days
Robert Redlich 25 October 2002 3 March 2016 13 years, 130 days
Katharine Williams 25 October 2002 12 February 2015 12 years, 110 days
Stuart Morris 9 April 2003 9 April 2007 4 years, 0 days
Stephen Kaye 16 December 2003 15 years, 341 days
Simon Whelan 17 March 2004 15 years, 250 days
Elizabeth Hollingworth 7 June 2004 15 years, 168 days
Kevin Bell AM 10 February 2005 14 years, 285 days
Kim Hargrave 18 March 2005 14 years, 249 days
Betty King 21 June 2005 14 August 2015 10 years, 54 days
Chris Maxwell AC 18 July 2005 14 years, 127 days
Anthony Cavanough 8 May 2006 13 years, 198 days
Elizabeth Curtain 3 October 2006 8 May 2014 7 years, 217 days
Paul Coghlan 8 August 2007 31 December 2012 5 years, 145 days
Ross Robson 8 August 2007 20 July 2016 8 years, 347 days
Jack Forrest 8 August 2007 28 March 2018 10 years, 232 days
Lex Lasry AM 23 October 2007 22 June 2018 10 years, 242 days
James Judd 6 March 2008 31 March 2018 10 years, 25 days
Peter Vickery 6 May 2008 8 May 2018 10 years, 2 days
Emilios Kyrou 15 May 2008 11 years, 191 days
David Beach 5 September 2008 11 years, 78 days
Jennifer Davies 6 April 2009 4 July 2013 4 years, 89 days
Terry Forrest 13 October 2009 10 years, 40 days
Karin Emerton 13 October 2009 10 years, 40 days
Iain Ross 9 November 2009 1 March 2012 2 years, 113 days
Clyde Croft 9 November 2009 10 years, 13 days
Anne Ferguson 3 May 2010 9 years, 203 days
Michael Sifris 13 July 2010 9 years, 132 days
Peter Almond 28 July 2010 9 years, 117 days
John Dixon 13 September 2010 9 years, 70 days
Cameron Macaulay 13 September 2010 9 years, 70 days
Kate McMillan 8 March 2012 7 years, 259 days
Gregory Garde AO 29 May 2012 7 years, 177 days
John Digby 19 November 2012 7 years, 3 days
James Elliott 25 March 2013 6 years, 242 days
Tim Ginnane 4 June 2013 6 years, 171 days
Melanie Sloss 30 July 2013 6 years, 115 days
Michael Croucher 30 July 2013 6 years, 115 days
Joseph Santamaria 20 August 2013 14 July 2018 4 years, 328 days
Jack Rush 26 November 2013 1 February 2016 2 years, 67 days
Joanne Cameron 12 August 2014 5 years, 102 days
Christopher Beale 2 September 2014 5 years, 81 days
Michael McDonald 16 September 2014 5 years, 67 days
Rita Zammit 3 February 2015 4 years, 292 days
Stephen McLeish 3 March 2015 4 years, 264 days
Peter Riordan 10 March 2015 4 years, 257 days
Jane Dixon 17 August 2015 4 years, 97 days
Andrew Keogh 4 April 2016 3 years, 232 days
Peter Kidd 24 May 2016 3 years, 182 days
Maree Kennedy 25 July 2016 3 years, 120 days
Richard Niall 28 November 2017 1 year, 359 days
John Champion 19 December 2017 1 year, 338 days
Michelle Quigley 19 December 2017 1 year, 338 days
Matthew Connock 10 April 2018 1 year, 226 days
Melinda Richards 24 April 2018 1 year, 212 days
Kevin Lyons 22 May 2018 1 year, 184 days
Lesley Taylor 10 July 2018 1 year, 135 days
Steven Moore 10 July 2018 1 year, 135 days
Andrew Tinney 16 July 2018 1 year, 129 days
Acting judge Thomas Cope August 1885 June 1886 275-333 days [8]
Reserve judge Peter Murphy 16 April 1992 5 May 1993 1 year, 19 days
Richard Fullagar [d] 12 February 1994 9 May 1994 86 days
Norman Michael O'Bryan [c] 7 May 1992 7 April 2004 11 years, 336 days [7]
Robert Brooking 14 May 2002 21 September 2003 1 year, 130 days
Ian Gray 30 March 1990 5 March 2001 10 years, 340 days
Alec Southwell 9 September 1997 31 October 2001 4 years, 52 days
Howard Nathan 18 April 1997 1 September 2005 8 years, 136 days
Rosemary Balmford 29 September 2003 31 May 2005 1 year, 244 days
John Phillips 22 May 2004 28 February 2005 282 days
David Ashley 9 April 2013 6 years, 227 days
Philip Mandie 2 July 2013 6 years, 143 days
Hartley Hansen 2 July 2013 6 years, 143 days
Bernard Bongiorno 2 July 2013 6 years, 143 days
Paul Coghlan 12 January 2014 5 years, 314 days
Malcolm Blue 28 April 2015 4 years, 208 days
Julie Dodds-Streeton 24 November 2015 3 years, 363 days
Robert Redlich 4 March 2016 3 years, 263 days
Ross Robson 1 August 2016 3 years, 113 days
Mark Weinberg AO 13 May 2018 1 year, 193 days
Robert Osborn 23 June 2018 1 year, 152 days

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ Charles Gavan Duffy was the son of High Court judge Sir Frank Gavan Duffy.
  3. ^ a b c Norman Michael O'Bryan was the son of Norman John O'Bryan.
  4. ^ a b c Richard Fullagar was the son of High Court judge Sir Wilfred Fullagar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Judges". Supreme Court of Victoria. Archived from the original on 18 July 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Past judges and associate judges". Supreme Court of Victoria. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  3. ^ Finlay, H A (1981). "Duffy, Charles Gavan (1855-1932)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  4. ^ Young, J. Mcl. "O'Bryan, Sir Norman John (1894-1968)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  5. ^ Sharwood, R.L. "Fullagar, Sir Wilfred Kelsham (1892-1961)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  6. ^ Fullagar, R, Obituary Basil Lathrop "Tony" Murray CBE QC (PDF) (1999) 73(7) The Law Institute Journal 44.
  7. ^ a b Young, J. Mcl. "O'Bryan, Norman Michael (1930-2013)". Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  8. ^ Rathbone, G.M.R. "Cope, Thomas Spencer (1821-1891)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 3 December 2013.