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Associate judges hear and determine issues arising before and after trial in civil cases. They also assist the judges of appeal in the civil jurisdiction. As with judges, they are appointed by the Governor of Victoria. 

Below is a list of current associate judges.

Associate judges Period of office
The Hon. Melissa Lee Daly 10 October 2006 -
The Hon. Simon Peter Gardiner 6 November 2008 -
The Hon. Nemeer Mukhtar 18 August 2009 -
The Hon. Mary-Jane Ierodiaconou 12 May 2015 -
The Hon. Julian Michel Kalman Hetyey  (2014*) 11 February 2020 -
The Hon. Patricia Matthews (2017*) 15 December 2020 - 
The Hon. Ian Irving (2016*) 27 July 2021 -
The Hon. Fiona June Steffensen (2020*) 12 April 2022 -
The Hon. Matthew Pierre Barrett 21 June 2022 -

* Date appointed as Judicial Registrar

Reserve associate judge Period of office
The Hon. Mark Derham 11 January 2020 -
The Hon. Alexander Jamie Wood 26 June 2021 -
The Hon. John Efthim 9 April 2022 -

For more information on the role of associate judges in the Supreme Court see associate judges' jurisdiction.