About NJCA

The National Judicial College of Australia was established in May 2002 as an independent entity, incorporated as a company limited by guarantee. It is funded by contributions from the Commonwealth and some State and Territory governments. For background documents on the establishment of the College, see the Publications page of this website.

The  Constitution- of the College provides for control by the judiciary with outside representation.

The Council comprises four judicial members, a member nominated by the Commonwealth Attorney-General and a member nominated by participating State and Territory Attorneys General.

 Message from the Hon Justice John Byrne RFD, Senior Judge Administrator, Supreme Court of Queensland, and Chair of the Council of the National Judicial College of Australia

As Chairman of the College Council, I am pleased to welcome you to the new website of the NJCA. 

In 2012, the College celebrated ten years of providing continuing education programs for judges and magistrates. In that time there have been extensive advances in electronic communication which have prompted the development of this new website.

While the site has been designed to provide information about the College and its programs it is also intended to provide a facility for judicial officers to participate in online programs, provide feedback about programs presented, and engage with the work of the College. Aspects of the older website such as the Commonwealth Sentencing Database, and papers delivered at College presentations will, of course, be maintained.

The NJCA is committed to providing interactive and dynamic programs to meet the educational needs of the judicial officer of the 21st century.