The Hon Thomas Michael THAWLEY

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 14.02.2018
Location: Sydney

Other Commissions/Appointments:
Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Deputy President
Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory - Additional Judge

Tom Thawley was appointed to the Federal Court on 14 February 2018.

He graduated in 1996 from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and from the University of Sydney with a Masters of Law.

He worked as Tipstaff to the Hon R P Meagher in 1997 and then practised at the New South Wales Bar from 1998 until his appointment in 2018. He was appointed Senior Counsel in New South Wales in 2012.

Associateship applications

Justice Thawley appoints two Associates on an overlapping basis. The next vacant position will commence in July 2023. Interested persons are invited to apply by 30 June 2022.

Applications should take the form of a covering letter, a brief curriculum vitae and a copy of the applicant’s academic transcript, and be emailed to marked to the attention of the Associate to Justice Thawley.

General information about Associate positions can be found in the employment pages of the website. If you have any queries in relation to the application process, please send an email to marked to the attention of the Chambers of Justice Thawley.

Updated March 2021