EOI for appointment as a Resident Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT

19 November 2021

The Attorney-General of the ACT, Shane Rattenbury MLA, invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from eligible and suitably qualified people for appointment as a Resident Judge of the Supreme Court of the ACT.

EOIs are sought from all areas of the legal community, including the private, government and community sectors. Women, people with disabilities, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.


A Resident Judge is appointed by the ACT Executive. To be eligible for this appointment, a person must:

  • be or have been a judge of a superior court of record of the Commonwealth or a State, or a judge of the Supreme Court; or
  • have been a legal practitioner for not less than 5 years.

A person is not eligible to be appointed as a Resident Judge if they have attained the age of 70 years.

Selection Criteria

The Selection Criteria is set out in the Supreme Court (Resident Judges Appointment Requirements) Determination 2015 (No 1) which is available here.


Remuneration, allowances, and entitlements are detailed in Part 2B of the Supreme Court Act 1933.

The Resident Judge is entitled to remuneration of $468,020 per annum. 

Enquiries and Expressions of Interest

Written expressions of interest, addressing the selection criteria, and accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and Personal Particulars Form should be emailed to judicialappointment@act.gov.au or posted to:

Mr Richard Glenn
Justice and Community Safety Directorate
PO Box 158

General inquiries should be directed to the Director-General, Justice and Community Safety Directorate, on (02) 6207 0501 or email richard.glenn@act.gov.au.

Expressions of interest close on 19 December 2021. Late applications may be accepted at the panel’s discretion.

This Expression of Interest process may be used to establish an order of merit to support future appointments as a Resident Judge.