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Supreme Court of Norfolk Island

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The Norfolk Island Supreme Court is the superior court of record for the Territory of Norfolk Island. It is constituted by a Chief Justice and such other Judges as are appointed by the Governor-General under the Norfolk Island Act 1979 (Cth).

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Norfolk Island Act 1979

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Other The Hon Justice Anthony James Besanko QC 5 August 2013 7 May 2024
Other The Hon Justice Steven David Rares 6 December 2018 Determined by the appointer
Other The Hon Justice Michael Andrew Wigney 15 June 2017 3 September 2034
Other The Hon. Justice Robert Bromwich 13 May 2021 Determined by the appointer
Other The Hon Justice Wendy Abraham 13 May 2021 Determined by the appointer
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