Famous Judges from Australia

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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    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    Michael Donald Kirby (born 18 March 1939) 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 ...more
    • Birthplace: Victoria, Australia
    Susan Maree Crennan (née Walsh; born 1 July 1945), is a former Justice of the High Court of Australia, the highest court in the Australian court hierarchy.
  • Richard White

    Richard White

    Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    Richard Weeks White (born 22 November 1954) is a judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
  • Greg James

    Greg James

    Age: 78
    Gregory Reginald "Greg" James (born 15 September 1944) is a former Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Admitted as a barrister in 1972, at age 38 in 1982, James was one of the youngest ...more
  • Leycester Meares
    Dec. at 85 (1909-1994)
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    (Charles) Leycester Devenish Meares (16 January 1909 – 5 August 1994) was an Australian judge, patron of the arts and chairman and benefactor of the national child safety organisation Kidsafe.
  • Percy Spender
    Dec. at 87 (1897-1985)
    • Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
    Sir Percy Claude Spender (5 October 1897 – 3 May 1985), was an Australian politician, diplomat and judge. He served in the House of Representatives from 1937 to 1951, including as a cabinet minister ...more