Chief Justice of Australia

The Chief Justice of Australia is the presiding Justice of the High Court of Australia and the highest-ranking judicial officer in the Commonwealth of Australia. The incumbent is Susan Kiefel, who is the first woman to hold the position.

Chief Justice of Australia
Susan Kiefel, AC

since 30 January 2017
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPrime Minister of Australia
AppointerGovernor-General of Australia
Term lengthNo set term, though retirement is mandatory at age 70
Inaugural holderSir Samuel Griffith
Formation5 October 1903