About Us

Leading judicial education for an Australian judiciary

The National Judicial College of Australia (the NJCA) is an independent, not-for-profit entity, incorporated as company limited by guarantee. Since its inception in 2002, the NJCA has designed, developed and delivered judicial education and training programs for Australian judicial officers across all court hierarchies and jurisdictions.

Our programs are comprehensive, consistent, systematic, of the highest quality and dynamic, able to respond to a uniquely changing and increasingly diverse Australian society and to developments in judicial responsibilities. We map this broad remit alongside the development of programs that focus on nationally consistent training to harness the judiciary’s confluence of interests. Through our work, the NJCA strives to foster the sense of an Australian judiciary.

Council Members

CHIEF JUSTICE CHRISTOPHER KOURAKIS (CHAIR), SUPREME COURT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Nominee of the Chief Justices of the State and Territory Supreme Courts
JUSTICE MURRAY ALDRIDGE, FEDERAL CIRCUIT AND FAMILY COURT OF AUSTRALIA
Chief Justices of the Federal and Family Courts
JUSTICE KATRINA BANKS-SMITH, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA
Chief Justices of the Federal and Family Courts
JUSTICE MARTIN BURNS, SUPREME COURT OF QUEENSLAND
Nominee of the Chief Justices of the State and Territory Supreme Courts
MR CHRIS COLLETT, ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT
Nominee of the Attorney-General of the Commonwealth
MR RICHARD GLENN, ACT JUSTICE AND COMMUNITY SAFETY DIRECTORATE
Nominee of the Attorneys-General of the States and Territories
CHIEF MAGISTRATE MARY-LOUISE HRIBAL, MAGISTRATES COURT OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Nominee of the Chief Magistrates of the States and Territories
CHIEF JUDGE PETER KIDD, COUNTY COURT OF VICTORIA
Nominee of the Chief Judges of the States and Territories
JUDGE LAURENCE LEVY, DISTRICT COURT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Chief Judges of the States and Territories
MS ALICE LINACRE, ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT
Nominee of the Attorney-General of the Commonwealth
CHIEF JUDGE ELIZABETH MORRIS, NORTHERN TERRITORY LOCAL COURT
Chief Magistrates of the States and Territories