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List of notable or famous judges from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top judges born in Australia and even some popular judges who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian judges then this list is the perfect resource for you. These judges are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known judge from Australia is included when available.

List contains people like Michael Kirby and Leycester Meares.

This historic judges from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian judges of note?" and "Who are the most famous judges from Australia?" These prominent judges of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian judges.

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Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG is an Australian jurist and academic who is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, serving from 1996 to 2009. He has remained active in retirement: in May 2013 he was appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to lead an inquiry into human rights abuses in North Korea, which reported in February 2014. ...more

Age: 79

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Susan Crennan is an Australian judge. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Victoria, Australia

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Richard White

Richard Weeks White is a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia


Greg James

Gregory Reginald "Greg" James AM QC is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He is one of the youngest Queen's Counsel ever appointed in New South Wales, appointed in 1982. He was one of several counsel involved in the Bathurst Gaol Riots of 1970, as well as Lead Counsel for the Bandidos Motorcycle Club during the Milperra Massacre. He was a founding member of Barristers Services Co-operative Limited, which founded Frederick Jordan Chambers, the largest single group of barristers in New South Wales in 1972. He was appointed as a part-time Commissioner for the New South Wales Law Reform Commission from 1985 to 1989 and again since 1999. He was appointed Counsel for Veterans ...more

Age: 73