Clause 2 of Schedule 1 of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 provides for the styling of the Chief Judge and Judges of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia as follows:-

  • the Chief Judge is to be styled Chief Judge (name); and
  • a Judge (other than the Chief Judge) is to be styled Judge (name)

In Court

In court parties/legal practitioners refer to the judge as 'Your Honour'

In person

Outside court a Judge should be addressed as ‘Judge’, and referred to ‘Judge (surname)’ or ‘his/her Honour’.

In writing
(Judge)

The appropriate mode of address for correspondence to a Judge is:-
His/Her Honour Judge (surname)
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
(address)

Dear Judge (surname)

In writing
(Chief Judge)

The appropriate mode of address for correspondence to a Chief Judge is:-

His/Her Honour Chief Judge (surname)
Federal Circuit Court of Australia
(address)

Dear Chief Judge (surname)