Supreme Court of Tasmania


Appointment of Judges

Since 1828 the legislature of Tasmania has had the power to regulate the selection process of both judges and magistrates. The current criteria for appointment are set out in the Supreme Court Act 1887 for judges and the Magistrates Court Act 1987 for magistrates. Criteria for the appointment of the Associate Judge (formerly the Master) are set out in the Supreme Court Act 1959.

Full details of the appointment process are available at: Protocol for Judicial Appointments