Attorney-General's
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia 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 Federal Circuit Court 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 John Leonard O'Sullivan 10 July 2006 3 November 2035
Other Judge Bruce Smith 12 June 2018 15 August 2038
Other Judge Heather Margaret Riley 3 July 2006 19 January 2029
Other Judge Leanne Faye Turner 7 June 2010 31 August 2030
Other Judge Nicholas Samuel Nicholls 23 August 2004 3 September 2020
Other Judge Ms. Caroline Eve Kirton 29 January 2018 6 August 2031
Other Judge Grant Theo Riethmuller 19 July 2004 21 December 2035
Other Judge Penelope Kari 25 March 2019 29 October 2046
Other Judge Mr. Ian Newbrun 4 February 2015 28 May 2028
Other Judge Mr. Christopher Nigell William Kendall 29 January 2018 31 July 2036
Other Judge Susan Fay Purdon-Sully 15 October 2007 20 February 2024
Other Judge James Stewart Brown 5 November 2001 12 July 2027
Other Judge Michael Jarrett 2 February 2004 23 September 2035
Other Judge Warwick John Neville 2 July 2007 29 July 2024
Other The Hon Chief Justice Edvard Alstergren 13 October 2017 11 April 2032
Other Judge Kevin Mathew Lapthorn 29 August 2005 28 November 2032
Other Judge Evelyn Ruth Bender 15 September 2008 28 January 2027
Other Judge Kate Helena Hughes 30 January 2006 5 August 2030
Other Judge Matthew David Myers 23 January 2012 9 November 2040
Other Judge Mr. Gregory Egan 18 December 2017 3 April 2027
Other Judge John McGilchrist Coker 26 June 2000 1 April 2027
Other Judge Michael Peter Baumann 19 June 2000 4 February 2026
Other Judge Paul Anthony Howard 9 July 2007 11 April 2034
Other Judge Geoffrey Ian Monahan 3 November 2008 21 September 2030
Other Judge Jane Costigan 8 October 2017 26 February 2032
Other Judge Stephen Patrick Coates 27 November 2006 20 June 2024
Other Judge Shenagh Barnes 5 November 2001 18 September 2020
Other Judge Doug Humphreys OAM 11 March 2019 13 September 2027
Other Judge Terrence John McGuire 6 October 2008 22 February 2026
Other Judge Julia Rosalyn Baird 20 February 2018 3 August 2029
Other Judge Margaret Mary Cassidy 5 November 2007 17 November 2022
Other Judge Barbara Avalon Baker 27 October 2008 30 March 2028
Other Judge Philip Dowdy 7 December 2015 4 December 2020
Other Judge Nicholas Manousaridis 1 July 2013 4 October 2029
Other Judge Patrizia Mercuri 25 September 2017 17 February 2036
Other Judge Robert Angus Cameron 3 October 2006 27 June 2028
Other Judge Joseph Eric Donald Harman 7 June 2010 20 February 2034
Other Judge Elizabeth Boyle 29 February 2016 24 March 2034
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 Alexandra Louise Harland 15 April 2013 24 August 2040
Other Judge Timothy Heffernan 23 November 2015 7 July 2037
Other Judge Janet Madelon Terry 10 April 2007 7 August 2021
Other Judge Mr. Karl Trevor Blake 30 January 2019 22 August 2043
Other Judge Thomas Altobelli 13 November 2006 4 February 2029
Other Judge Sylvia Ruth Whistler Emmett 5 July 2004 24 November 2023
Other Judge Allister McNab 18 May 2016 29 October 2032
Other Judge Brana Obradovic 30 May 2016 25 March 2045
Other Judge Alexander Street 1 January 2015 1 June 2028
Other Judge Monica Neville 11 March 2019 18 October 2040
Other Judge David Ian Dunkley 13 October 2008 25 June 2026
Other Judge Anna Boymal 18 March 2019 2 June 2029
Other Judge Joanne Louise Stewart 2 September 2013 21 October 2034
Other Judge Dales James Kemp 4 July 2007 4 November 2027
Other Judge Lewis Rolf Driver 31 July 2000 20 August 2022
Other Judge Anthony Dillon Morley 19 March 2019 19 February 2026
Other Judge Leanne Kathleen Spelleken 11 December 2006 30 April 2030
Other Judge Charlotte Marie Simeon Kelly 12 March 2007 19 March 2033
Other Judge Anthony John Kelly 6 February 2017 22 October 2028
Other Judge Steven Middleton 9 November 2015 10 August 2034
Other Judge Guy Andrew 25 March 2019 8 May 2035
Other Judge Josephine Anne Willis 27 January 2009 18 August 2025
Other Judge Anne Elizabeth Demack 22 September 2008 14 January 2038
Other Judge Alice Carter 14 March 2019 5 August 2041
Other Judge Judith Margaret Small 15 April 2013 25 March 2023
Other Judge Amanda May Tonkin 1 January 2017 28 November 2023
Other Judge Ronald David Curtain 23 January 2012 27 October 2020
Other Judge Anthony Young 31 July 2015 18 June 2025
Other Judge Robyn Margaret Sexton 27 September 2004 15 June 2020
Other Judge Salvatore Vasta 1 January 2015 26 June 2035
Other Judge Peter Raymond Cole 24 November 2008 22 May 2027
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