The Hon Steven David RARES

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 2.2.2006
Location: Sydney

Other Commissions/Appointments:
Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory – Additional Judge
Supreme Court of Norfolk Island - Judge

Steven Rares was appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Australia in 2006.  He is also an additional judge of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and a judge of the Supreme Court of Norfolk Island.

He graduated in Arts and Law from the University of Sydney and after two years working in a solicitors’ firm he was called to the New South Wales Bar in 1980.  He was appointed a Senior Counsel in 1993.  In 2004 and 2005 he was a member of the Judicial Commission of New South Wales.

Justice Rares is currently a National co-convening judge and the New South Wales registry convening judge for the Admiralty and Maritime National Practice Area and a member of the Comité Maritime International’s International Working Group on Offshore Activities.  Between October 2014 and October 2016, he was President of the Judicial Conference of Australia.  He is a Deputy President and a member of the Board of Management of the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration.  He is also the Chairman of the Consultative Council for Australian Law Reporting.