Julie Kearney

Julie specialises in Family Law and was previously a Registrar of the Family Court

About Julie

Julie Kearney commenced her family law practice almost 20 years ago in regional Queensland, achieving specialist accreditation in family law in 2003. Moving to Newcastle, New South Wales, in 2004 she was appointed a Registrar of the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. During her tenure she held various positions within the Family Court including as Magellan Registrar and Secretary of the Rules Advisory Committee. Julie was called to the Bar in 2015 and is an accredited Family Law Arbitrator. She has appeared in both the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in registries including Newcastle, Sydney and regional NSW.

Julie also conducts family law mediations in parenting and financial disputes.

Julie is also engaged in various editorial roles with Lexis Nexis including:

  • the looseleaf services of Australian Family Law and Australian Family Court Legislation;
  • the Annotated Family Law Legislation text; and
  • the Family Law Reports.

Her passion is advocating access to justice for all and in doing so recognises that the litigation pathway can be too costly for most with the consequence that the use of more efficient and cost-effective processes should be encouraged.

In her spare time she enjoys working with children in the scouting movement and Park Running Saturday mornings with her two young sons.


The Bar: 2015
Solicitor:  1995


LLB (Hons)


Contact Details

38 Church Street
Newcastle  NSW  2300

p. +61 2 4915 5125

m. 0428 121 977

f.  +61 2 4929 5524