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Judges

The Supreme Court of Victoria’s judiciary consists of the Chief Justice, judges of appeal, judges, reserve judges and associate judges.

The Honourable Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC, has led the Court for more than 10 years. Her Honour was the first woman appointed to the role of Chief Justice in any state or territory in Australia. For a current list of our judiciary see our Judicial Organisational Chart.

Current Supreme Court judges

 

Chief Justice Period of office
The Hon. Marilyn Louise Warren AC (1998*) 25 November 2003 -

 

President of the Court of Appeal Period of office
The Hon. Chris Maxwell AC 18 July 2005 -

 

Judges of the Court of Appeal Period of office
The Hon. Mark Weinberg AO 22 July 2008 -
The Hon. Pamela Mary Tate 14 September 2010 -
The Hon. Robert Stanley Osborn (2002*) 7 February 2012 -
The Hon. Simon Paul Whelan (2004*) 16 October 2012 -
The Hon. Phillip Geoffrey Priest 23 October 2012 -
The Hon. Joseph Santamaria 20 August 2013 -
The Hon. David Francis Rashleigh Beach (2008*) 22 October 2013 -
The Hon. Emilios John Kyrou (2008*) 29 July 2014 -
The Hon. Anne Ferguson (2010*) 12 August 2014 -
The Hon. Stephen William Kaye AM (2003*) 3 February 2015 -
The Hon. Stephen Geoffrey Edwin McLeish 3 March 2015 -

*Date appointed to the Trial Division

 

Judges of the Trial Division Period of office
The Hon. Elizabeth Jane Hollingworth 7 June 2004 -
The Hon. Kevin Harcourt Bell AM 10 February 2005 -
The Hon. Kim William Spencer Hargrave 16 March 2005 -
The Hon. Anthony Lewis Cavanough 8 May 2006 -
The Hon. John Herbert Lytton Forrest 7 August 2007 -
The Hon. Lex Lasry AM 25 October 2007 -
The Hon. James Gregory Judd 4 March 2008 -
The Hon. Peter Norman Vickery 6 May 2008 -
The Hon. Terence Michael Forrest 13 October 2009 -
The Hon. Karin Leigh Emerton 13 October 2009 -
The Hon. Clyde Elliott Croft 4 November 2009 -
The Hon. Michael Leon Sifris 13 July 2010 -
The Hon. Peter Waddington Almond 28 July 2010 -
The Hon. John Russell Dixon 14 September 2010 -
The Hon. Cameron Clyde Macaulay 14 September 2010 -
The Hon. Kate McMillan 6 March 2012 -
The Hon. Gregory Howard Garde AO 29 May 2012 -
The Hon. Geoffrey John Digby 19 November 2012 -
The Hon. James Dudley Elliott 25 March 2013 -
The Hon. Timothy James Ginnane 4 June 2013 -
The Hon. Melanie Sloss 30 July 2013 -
The Hon. Michael Croucher 30 July 2013 -
The Hon. Joanne Cameron 12 August 2014 -
The Hon. Christopher William Beale 2 September 2014 -
The Hon. Michael Phillip McDonald 16 September 2014 -
The Hon. Rita Zammit 3 February 2015 -
The Hon. Peter Julian Riordan 10 March 2015 -
The Hon. Jane Dixon 17 August 2015 -
The Hon. Andrew John Keogh 4 April 2016 -
The Hon. Peter Barrington Kidd 24 May 2016 -
The Hon. Maree Evelyn Kennedy 25 July 2016 -

 

Reserve judges Period of office
The Hon. David John Ashley 9 April 2013 -
The Hon. Philip Mandie 2 July 2013 -
The Hon. Hartley Roland Hansen 2 July 2013 -
The Hon. Bernard Daniel Bongiorno AO 2 July 2013 -
The Hon. Paul Anthony Coghlan 12 January 2014 -
The Hon. Julie Dodds-Streeton 24 November 2015 -
The Hon. Robert Frank Redlich 4 March 2016 -
The Hon. Ross McKenzie Robson 1 August 2016 -

 

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