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

This page has information about the following:

Salary certificates

Section 10 of the Judicial Entitlements Act requires the Attorney-General to issue a salary certificate, specifying the salaries of judicial officers, including reserve judicial officers, as soon as practicable after any salary adjustment.

The most recent salary certificate, effective from 17 September 2019, provides the current salary amounts of judicial officers, reserve judicial officers and certain registrars of the Court of Appeal. The most recent certificate salary certificate supersedes any issued before it. However, superseded salary certificates are provided in this register for reference. The most recent certificate and superseded salary certificates can be accessed using the relevant document links ;published at the bottom of this page.

The current salaries are also set out in the following tables:

Salaries of judicial officers
Item Judicial Office Current salary
0 Supreme Court Judge $468,020
1 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court $528,207
2 President of the Court of Appeal $499,097
3 Judge of Appeal $483,558
4 Associate Judge of the Supreme Court who is the Senior Master $416,538
5 Registrar of the Court of Appeal other than when that office is or was held by a Judicial Registrar of the Supreme Court $416,538
6 Associate Judge of the Supreme Court other than an Associate Judge referred to in item 4, 5 or 7 of this table $396,179
7 Associate Judge of the Supreme Court who is or was a Specialist Supreme Court Master $376,756
8 Chief Judge $468,020
9 Judge of the County Court other than the Chief Judge $405,493
10 Associate Judge or Master of the County Court $396,179
11 Chief Magistrate $405,493
12 Deputy Chief Magistrate $344,697
13 Deputy State Coroner $344,697
14 Magistrate other than the Chief Magistrate or a Deputy Chief Magistrate $324,291

 

Sessional rates of reserve judicial officers per sitting day
Item Judicial Office Sessional rate
a Reserve Judge of the Supreme Court who:
  • was the Chief Justice, the President of the Court of Appeal or a Judge of Appeal immediately before the Judge's commission ceased under section 77(4)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of the Constitution Act 1975, or
  • is engaged under section 81B of that Act to undertake the duties of a Judge of Appeal.
$2,058
b Reserve Judge of the Supreme Court (other than a Reserve Judge of the Supreme Court described in item (a) above) $1,992
c Reserve Associate Judge of the Supreme Court who:
  • was the Senior Master immediately before the person retired or resigned, or
  • is engaged under section 105D of the Supreme Court Act 1986 to undertake the duties of the Senior Master.
$1,773
d Reserve Associate Judge of the Supreme Court (other than a Reserve Associate Judge of the Supreme Court described in item (c) above) $1,686
e Reserve Judge of the County Court $1,726
f Reserve Associate Judge of the County Court $1,686
g Reserve Magistrate $1,380
h Reserve Coroner $1,380

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.
Author
Department of Justice and Community Safety

Judicial pensions reduction methodology

The Attorney-General approved a methodology that applies in divorce proceedings involving certain judicial officers who are, or will be, in receipt of a judicial pension. The methodology is used to calculate the amount by which a judicial officers' ongoing pension payments are to be reduced, where an amount has previously been paid to a non-member spouse or de facto partner by agreement or court order following a divorce or split in the relationship. The methodology has been developed in accordance with the separate interest method under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) and Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001 (Cth).

A copy of the methodology can be accessed using the document link below.