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(as at November 2003)

Date of last
adjustment
Chief Justice Judge District /
County Court
Judge
Magistrate Judge as a %
of High Court
Judge
High Court 1-Jul-03 $336,450 $305,330 N/A N/A 100.00%
Federal Court 1-Jul-03 $284,910 $258,920 N/A N/A 84.80%
Family Court 1-Jul-03 $284,910 $258,920 N/A N/A 84.80%
Federal Magistrate 1-Jul-03 $216,330 N/A N/A $186,960 N/A
NSW 1-Oct-03 $289,775
(1d)
$258,960
(1d)
$233,065
(1d)
$186,450
(1d)
84.81%
Vic 29-Oct-02 $256,300 $227,100 $196,800 $157,500 74.38%
QLD 1-Jul-02 $243,500
(1b)
$215,775
(1e)
$192,885
(1e)
$173,610
(1f)
70.67%
SA 1-Nov-02 $264,750 $236,390 $209,760 $165,520 77.42%
WA 1-Jan-03 $273,604 $242,557 $218,300 $174,641 79.44%
Tas 1-Jul-03 $265,322 $238,790 N/A $161,183 78.21%
ACT (1a) 1-Jul-03 $282,620 $258,920 N/A $173,340
1g
84.80%
NT (1a) 1-Jul-03 $284,910 $258,920 N/A $176,635
1h
84.80%
1a - Rates for Judges are based on those specified for a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
1b - Does not include jurisprudential allowance of $20,475 a year, expense of office of $7,565 or Long Leave Allowance of $6,965
1c - A Judge of the Federal Court of Australia occupies the position of Chief Justice. From 1.11.2002 an allowance of $23,710 above the quoted Judge’s salary is provided in recognition of this role.
1d - Plus a conveyance allowance ($18,000 Puisne Judge, $15,000 District Court Judge, $13,000 Magistrates), which not being part of salary does not count for pension or superannuation purposes
1e - Does not include: in case of Puisne Judge jurisprudential allowance of $17,430 a year, expense of office allowance of $7,565 and Long Leave Allowance of $6,170; in case of District Court Judge jurisprudential allowance of $16,750 a year and expense of office allowance of $7,565
1f - Comprises 80% of salary and jurisprudence allowance of District Court Judge, plus $5,900 compensation for motor vehicle
1g - Effective from 1.11.2002
1h - Base salary quoted - add $3,500 in lieu of airfares - effective from 1.12.2002

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.