Culwulla Chambers commenced operation on 1 April 1985. The initial members were mostly from 5th Floor, Garfield Barwick Chambers in Martin Place.

The Floor is located on the 11th floor of the building also known as Culwulla Chambers. The building was constructed in 1912, and at 165' (50.25 m), was the highest building in Sydney's central business district at the time. In the same year and following some disquiet at the height of the building, the New South Wales Parliament passed the Height of Buildings Act 1912 (NSW) which prohibited the construction of any building higher than 150' (45.72 m). This Act was not repealed until 1957. Culwulla Chambers remained the highest building in Sydney until 1961, when the AMP Building at Alfred Street, Circular Quay (117.3 m) was completed.

There are currently 19 barristers on the floor practising in a variety of jurisdictions . All barristers are members of the New South Wales Bar Association.


    Family Court Of Australia
    The Hon. Justice Peter Rose (retired)
    The Hon. Justice Anne Rees
    The Hon. Justice Garry Foster

    Federal Circuit Court of Australia
    Judge Louise Henderson


Judy Ireland is the Clerk to the Floor.

Judy is responsible for the barristers' availability, fees, court appearances and conferences. All inquiries from Solicitors ought be made in the first instance to Judy.

Contact Details
Tel: (+61 2) 9231 4611

Contact Details


Level 11
Culwulla Chambers
67 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000


Tel: (+61 2) 9231 4611
Fax: (+61 2) 9233 4618

Clerk : Judy Ireland