Federal judiciary

Last updated 2 August 2022

ALRC Survey of Judges

In April 2021, the ALRC conducted a survey of judges of the Commonwealth courts, excluding the High Court of Australia. The anonymous survey link was emailed to all 151 judges who held office on 22 April 2021 in the Federal Court of Australia, the Family Court of Australia, and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. A self-selected sample of 61 judges, or 40 percent, participated in the survey.

For description and analysis of responses and a summary of methodology see Chapter 5 and Appendix F of the Final Report.


During the course of the Inquiry the ALRC also published a preliminary analysis of responses to the ALRC Survey of Judges. This provided stakeholders with an initial snapshot of some of the key data from the survey as the research and analysis progressed.  However, for final figures and analysis please refer to the Final Report.