This page of the register has information about the terms and conditions of Victorian judicial officers, including basic information about how these entitlements are provided.

This page has information about the following:

Entitlement certificates

Links for downloadable documents versions of certificates

Entitlement certificates

After receiving an own motion recommendation from the Judicial Entitlements Panel, the Attorney‑General must issue an entitlement certificate if the Attorney-General accepts the recommendation, or varies or accepts part of the recommendation. These certificates set out the entitlements of judicial officers.

The following table summarises each of the entitlement certificates currently in effect, whether in full or in part, including those issued under the Judicial Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995, which are taken to be entitlement certificates under the Judicial Entitlements Act.

Each of the entitlement certificates summarised in the following table can be accessed using the relevant document links published underneath the tables

Entitlement certificates summary
Relevant legislation Entitlement certificate issue date Entitlements specified in the certificate
Section 15 of the Judicial Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995 28 March 2000 The entitlements of business class interstate travel for the partner of a Supreme Court or County Court judge
Section 15 of the Judicial Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995 19 July 2007 Various entitlements of judicial officers, including:
  • travel entitlements, circuit travel allowance, telephone entitlements, mileage reimbursement and leave entitlements for judges, associate judges and magistrates
  • coordinator allowance for senior magistrates
  • car entitlements for judges, and
  • pro rata entitlements for reserve judges
Section 15 of the Judicial Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995 14 February 2008 Car allowance for magistrates
Section 15 of the Judicial Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995 24 February 2012 Various entitlements of judicial officers, including:
  • living away from home allowance and relocation expenses reimbursement for magistrates
  • annual leave entitlement of Chief Magistrate, and
  • sabbatical leave entitlements of Supreme and County Court judges
Section 15 of the Judicial Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995 13 June 2014 Long service leave entitlement of the Chief Magistrate
Section 15 of the Judicial Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995 30 June 2014 Recognises prior service and accrued entitlements for long service/sabbatical leave for judicial officers, and sets out the process of recognition
Section 35 of the Judicial Entitlements Act 2015 8 January 2018 The entitlement of judicial officers to a health assessment

The certificate also:

  • amends the entitlement to long service leave for associate judges of the Supreme and County Courts, and magistrates, and
  • clarifies the entitlement to annual leave for reserve judges, reserve associate judges, and reserve magistrates, who are engaged on a non-sessional basis
Section 35 of the Judicial Entitlements Act 2015 26 August 2019 Various entitlements of judicial officers, including:
  • entitling judges of the Supreme and County Courts to transfer unused annual leave from an immediately prior, pensionable, Victorian public office
  • increasing the long service leave entitlement of a Supreme Court associate judge
  • entitling a Supreme Court judge and associate judge and judge of the County Court to free public transport, superseding the entitlement of Supreme and County Court judges to a 'gold pass'
  • entitling reserve judges to long service leave
  • creating a new Professional Development Allowance, superseding the Library Allowance

The following links are to documents that have been referred to above on this page.

A reference in the title of a link to the:

  • JE Act is to the Judicial Entitlements Act 2015
  • JRT Act is to the Judicial Remuneration Tribunal Act 1995.