Attorney-General's
The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) (Division 2) is a continuation of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. The FCFCOA (Division 2) hears less complex disputes in matters under family, administrative, bankruptcy, industrial relations, migration and trade practices laws. It hears the majority of first instance family law matters. The FCFCOA (Division 2) sits in all Australian states and territories.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    The Constitution and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    0

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Tribunal

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2016

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Other Judge Gregory Egan 18 December 2017 3 April 2027
Other Judge Kevin Mathew Lapthorn 29 August 2005 28 November 2032
Other Judge Kate Helena Hughes 30 January 2006 5 August 2030
Other Judge Warwick John Neville 2 July 2007 29 July 2024
Other Judge Julia Rosalyn Baird 20 February 2018 3 August 2029
Other Judge John McGilchrist Coker 26 June 2000 1 April 2027
Other Judge Jonathan Braham Davis 6 April 2021 18 October 2036
Other Judge Matthew David Myers 23 January 2012 9 November 2040
Other Judge Geoffrey Ian Monahan 3 November 2008 21 September 2030
Other Mr. David Pringle 17 April 2020 16 April 2025
Other Judge Stephen Patrick Coates 27 November 2006 20 June 2024
Other Judge James Stewart Brown 5 November 2001 12 July 2027
Other Judge Kylie Elizabeth Beckhouse 30 November 2020 16 April 2028
Other Judge Colin Bradley Campbell 6 April 2021 11 March 2031
Other Deputy Chief Judge Patrizia Mercuri 25 September 2017 17 February 2036
Other Judge Margaret Mary Cassidy 5 November 2007 17 November 2022
Other Judge Evelyn Ruth Bender 15 September 2008 28 January 2027
Other Judge Elizabeth Boyle 29 February 2016 24 March 2034
Other Judge Nicholas Manousaridis 1 July 2013 4 October 2029
Other Judge Patrick Mark O'Shannessy SC 18 September 2020 7 December 2027
Other Judge Robert Angus Cameron 3 October 2006 27 June 2028
Other Judge Michael Peter Baumann 19 June 2000 4 February 2026
Other Judge Timothy Heffernan 23 November 2015 7 July 2037
Other Judge Antoni Dominic Lucev 14 August 2006 13 September 2029
Other Judge Terry Donald Betts 30 May 2018 21 July 2041
Other Judge Philip Donald Burchardt 10 July 2006 21 May 2022
Other Judge Barbara Avalon Baker 27 October 2008 30 March 2028
Other Judge Allister McNab 18 May 2016 29 October 2032
Other Judge Anthony Dillon Morley 19 March 2019 19 February 2026
Other Judge Mr. Karl Trevor Blake 30 January 2019 22 August 2043
Other Judge Jennifer Margaret Howe 6 April 2021 24 January 2043
Other Judge Vivien Carty 14 October 2021 31 December 2029
Other Judge Brana Obradovic 30 May 2016 25 March 2045
Other Judge Alexander Street 1 January 2015 1 June 2028
Other Judge Douglas John Humphreys OAM 11 March 2019 13 September 2027
Other Judge Marcus Turnbull 22 May 2021 13 May 2036
Other Judge Alexandra Louise Harland 15 April 2013 24 August 2040
Other Judge Anna Boymal 18 March 2019 2 June 2029
Other Judge Joanne Louise Stewart 2 September 2013 21 October 2034
Other Judge Jane Margaret Costigan 8 October 2017 26 February 2032
Other Judge Dales James Kemp 4 July 2007 4 November 2027
Other The Hon Deputy Chief Justice Robert Bruce McClelland 16 September 2021 25 January 2028
Other Judge Sandra Taglieri 18 May 2021 26 November 2035
Other Judge Leanne Kathleen Spelleken 11 December 2006 30 April 2030
Other Judge Caroline Jenkins 14 October 2021 8 January 2040
Other Judge Charlotte Marie Simeon Kelly 12 March 2007 19 March 2033
Other Judge David Ian Dunkley 13 October 2008 25 June 2026
Other Judge Steven Middleton 9 November 2015 10 August 2034
Other Judge Monica Neville 11 March 2019 18 October 2040
Other Judge Julie Kearney 14 October 2021 9 June 2041
Other Judge Josephine Anne Willis AM 27 January 2009 18 August 2025
Other Judge Lewis Rolf Driver 31 July 2000 20 August 2022
Other Judge Alice Carter 14 March 2019 5 August 2041
Other Judge Patricia Cope 23 July 2021 27 November 2036
Other Judge John McGinn 14 October 2021 19 June 2030
Other Judge Amanda May Tonkin 1 January 2017 28 November 2023
Other Judge Anthony John Kelly 6 February 2017 22 October 2028
Other Judge Anthony Young 31 July 2015 18 June 2025
Other Judge Christopher John Bowrey 22 March 2021 30 November 2025
Other Judge Samantha Murdoch 14 October 2021 21 October 2041
Other Judge Salvatore Vasta 1 January 2015 26 June 2035
Other Judge Anne Elizabeth Demack 22 September 2008 14 January 2038
Other Judge Bruce Smith 12 June 2018 15 August 2038
Other Judge Ms. Caroline Eve Kirton 29 January 2018 6 August 2031
Other Judge Heather Margaret Riley 3 July 2006 19 January 2029
Other Judge Sophie Given 14 October 2021 19 September 2048
Other Judge Leanne Faye Turner 7 June 2010 31 August 2030
Other Judge Peter Raymond Cole OAM 24 November 2008 22 May 2027
Other Judge Christopher Nigell William Kendall 29 January 2018 31 July 2036
Other Judge Jonathan Forbes 23 July 2021 1 June 2031
Other Judge Catherine Symons 23 July 2021 7 March 2044
Other Judge John Leonard O'Sullivan 10 July 2006 3 November 2035
Other The Hon Chief Justice Edvard Alstergren 13 October 2017 11 April 2032
Other Judge Susan Fay Purdon-Sully 15 October 2007 20 February 2024
Other Judge Meredith Dickson 23 July 2021 5 August 2037
Other Judge Ian Newbrun 4 February 2015 28 May 2028
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