The Hon Thomas Michael THAWLEY

Judge, Federal Court of Australia: 14.02.2018
Location: Sydney

Other Commissions/Appointments:
Administrative Appeals Tribunal - Deputy President
Copyright 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's chambers are staffed by two associates on an overlapping basis. Each position is typically of 12 months' duration. The next vacant associate position will commence in July 2024. His Honour will be accepting applications for this position until 29 February 2024. 

Applications are to take the form of a one page cover letter, brief CV and university transcript. Please also include the details of at least two references.

Applications should be sent by email to marked to the attention of the Chambers of 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 January 2024