Supreme Court Justice Michelle Quigley has been appointed as president of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT).

Justice Quigley, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in December 2017, is VCAT’s first female president, and prior to the Supreme Court spent 30 years as a barrister specialising in administrative law, including planning and environmental law, and land valuation and acquisition.

She replaces Justice Greg Garde, who spent six years as president, and will now return to the Supreme Court.

“VCAT plays a crucial role in helping Victorians to resolve a large number of disputes every year, and I congratulate Justice Quigley on her appointment to this important tribunal,” Victorian attorney-general Martin Pakula said.

Justice Quigley brings extensive experience in administrative, planning and environmental law, making her an excellent choice to lead VCAT into the future. 

I thank Justice Garde for his six years of leadership and dedicated service as the president of VCAT, and wish him well for his full-time return to the Supreme Court.”