Commonwealth Judges

Security note: For security reasons it is essential that correspondence to Judiciary - whether serving or retired at their private addresses should omit all reference to their Judicial rank. Plain or double envelopes must be used.

The tables below show you how to address Commonwealth Judges both verbally and in writing.

Country Office/Position Address (in correspondence) Dear...
India The Chief Justice The Honourable Mr Justice Singh
Chief Justice
Judges of the Supreme Courts and High Courts Mr Justice Singh Mr Justice Singh
Canada The Chief Justice The Right Honourable the Chief Justice of Canada or The Right Honourable John Doe Chief Justice
Judges of the Supreme Courts and High Courts The Honourable Mr/Madam Justice Doe Mr/Madam Justice Doe
Judges of the County and District Courts - His/Her Honour
Australia Chief Justice of Australia The Honourable John Doe Chief Justice
Judges of the High Court Federal Court, Australia

Supreme Court of South Australia (whether male or female)
The Honourable Justice Doe Justice Doe
Judge appointed to Privy Council
[Note: Australian connections with the Privy Council were severed in 1986]
The Right Honourable Justice Doe Justice Doe
Judges of all other Superior Courts of Australia Male: The (Right) Honourable Mr Justice Doe
Mr Justice Doe
 Female: The (Right) Honourable Justice Doe  Justice Doe
New Zealand Chief Justice The Right Honourable the Chief Justice Chief Justice
Judges of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court The Honourable Justice Doe Justice Doe
If Privy Counsellor The Right Honourable Justice Doe Justice Doe

Other countries

Please consult the relevant Embassy or High Commission.