The Hon John Victor NICHOLAS

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 16.11.2009
Location: Sydney

John Victor Nicholas was appointed to the Federal Court in November 2009.

Justice Nicholas is a graduate of the University of New South Wales with the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Following graduation in 1982 he practised as a solicitor until 1987 when he began practice at the New South Wales Bar. Justice Nicholas practised in commercial law, intellectual property law and trade practices law. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2001. Justice Nicholas is based in Sydney.

Associateship applications

Applications for 2022 are now closed.

Justice Nicholas will not be considering applications for 2023 until February or March 2022.

Applications should take the form of a brief cover letter, brief CV and academic transcript. Applications should be sent by email to, marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Nicholas.

General information about Associate positions can be found on the Judges’ Associates page of the Employment section of the Federal Court website.

Updated March 2021