The Hon Robert James Bromwich

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 29.02.2016
Location: Sydney

Justice Robert Bromwich commenced legal practice in January 1985, joining the year-old Sydney Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) later that year.

At the CDPP he practiced across a wide range of federal criminal law with a particular focus on white-collar crime, went on secondment to help set up the NSW ICAC, was appointed an Assistant Director and a trial advocate. In 1998, he went to the NSW Bar and in 2009 was appointed Senior Counsel.

In December 2012, he was appointed Director of the CDPP. As Director, he implemented and led wide-ranging organisational reform, including changing the CDPP from its historic regional model to a practice group model with national leaders. As Director he also appeared frequently in intermediate appeal courts and in the High Court.

On 29 February 2016, he was appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Australia in the NSW Registry.


Associateship applications

Justice Bromwich invites interested persons to apply by Friday, 27 January 2017 for an associateship to commence in late July 2017.  The successful applicant will be chosen by about the end of March 2017.

Applications should take the form of a brief cover letter, brief CV and academic transcript.

General information about the associate position can be found on the Judges' Associates page of the Employment section of the Federal Court website. 

If you have any queries in relation to the process, please send an email to marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Bromwich.