EOI for Magistrate in Canberra now open

ACT Attorney-General Shane Rattenbury is currently seeking expressions of interest for appointment as a Magistrate to the Magistrates Court of the Australian Capital Territory.

In the ACT, Magistrates are appointed by the ACT Executive under the Magistrates Court Act 1930. The requirements and selection criteria for appointing Magistrates are contained in the Magistrates Court (Magistrates Appointment Requirements) Determination 2009.

Magistrates in the Territory are also Coroners for the purposes of the Coroners Act 1997.

This expression of interest process may also be used to establish an order of merit to support future appointments as Magistrate, over the next 12 months.

Information regarding these appointments is available on the Justice and Community Safety Directorate’s website at

Expressions of interest close on 3 September 2023. General inquiries should be directed to Richard Glenn, Director-General of the Justice and Community Safety Directorate on (02) 6207 0501 or email


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