Victorian Table of Precedence

[Extract from the Victoria Government Gazette, No. 116, dated 9 November 1983]

His Excellency the Governor in Council for the State of Victoria has on 2 November 1983, approved the undermentioned Table of Precedence in Victoria amending the table given effect on 26 September 1961.

1. The Governor-General.

2. (a) The Governor

(b) The Lieutenant-Governor if administering the Government

3. The Premier.

4. The Prime Minister of Australia.

5. The Lieutenant-Governor (if not administering the Government).

6. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

7. Members of the Victorian Executive Council under Summons.

8. The President of the Legislative Council of Victoria.

9. The Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria.

10. (a) Former Governors-General according to the date of leaving office.

(b) Former Governors according to the date of leaving office.

(c) Former Premiers according to the date of leaving office.

(d) Former Prime Ministers according to the date of leaving office.

11. (a) Ambassadors and High Commissioners according to their seniority within the Diplomatic Corps in Australia.

(b) Charge d'Affaires and Acting High Commissioners according to the date of assumption of duty.

12. The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia according to the date of appointment.

13. The Chief Justice of Australia.

14. Members of the Federal Executive Council under summons.

15. The Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Victoria.

16. The Leader of the Third Parliamentary Party in the Legislative Assembly of Victoria.

17. Privy Counsellors.

18. Justices of the Supreme Court of Victoria according to seniority.

19. Justices of the High Court of Australia according to seniority.

20. Chief Judges of the Federal Courts of Australia and the President of the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission according to the date of appointment.

21. Members of the Legislative Council of Victoria.

22. Members of the Legislative Assembly of Victoria.

23. The Lord Mayor of Melbourne.

24. Judges of the Federal Courts of Australia and Deputy Presidents of the Conciliation and Arbitration Commission according to the dates of first appointment to any one of those offices.

25. Heads of Religious Communities according to the date of assuming office in Victoria.

26. The Chief Judge of the County Court of Victoria.

27. Members of the Parliament of Australia.

28. Permanent Heads of State Government Departments, the Solicitor-General, the Chairman of the Public Service Board, the Auditor-General and the Ombudsman.

29. Judges of the County Court of Victoria according to the date of appointment.

30. Senior officers in local Command of the Navy, Military and Air Forces according to seniority of rank and date of appointment.

31. Consuls-General, Consuls and Vice-Consuls according to their seniority in the Consular Corps in Victoria.

32. Members of the Victorian Executive Council not under summons.

33. Recipients of Decorations and Honours taking precedence above an Officer of the Order of Australia in accordance with the order shown in the "Commonwealth Table of Precedence of Honours and Awards".

Notes – A person acting on behalf of any of the foregoing shall enjoy the precedence of the person for whom he is acting with the understanding that, where there is more than one person in the class the person acting on behalf of another will take precedence after other persons in that class who are attending in their own right.

A married couple shall enjoy the precedence of the spouse with a higher precedence and a husband or wife shall enjoy the precedence of the spouse.

TOM FORRISTAL
Clerk of the Executive Council
[Extract from the Victoria Government Gazette, No. 116, dated 9 November 1983]

 


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