Upcoming superior service tribunal proceedings

Upcoming superior service tribunal proceedings are listed below.

To arrange access to attend a proceeding, contact the relevant officer at least 1 week in advance. For information on attendance expectations, view the Tribunal proceedings attendance guidelines page.

Start date,
start time and location
Proceeding details Contact officer
Wednesday 13 March 2024,  9:30 am
Estimated duration: 2 days
Lone Pine Barracks, NSW

Defence Force Magistrate MAJGEN Cowen AM KC, 2024-001-DFM

Service and rank of accused: Army, PTE

  • First charge: DFDA, s. 61(3) and Prohibited Weapons Act 1996 (ACT), s. 5 Unauthorised possession or use of a prohibited weapon
CAPT Katz
benjamin.katz@defence.gov.au
02 6575 7254
Monday 8 April 2024, 9:30 am 
Estimated duration: 5 days 
Puckapunyal Military Area, VIC

Defence Force Magistrate GPCAPT Geeves, 2024-002-DFM

Service and rank of accused: Army, WO2

  • First charge: DFDA, s. 34 Assaulting a subordinate
  • Second charge: DFDA, s. 60(1) Prejudicial conduct.
WO1 McElhinney
sean.mcelhinney1@defence.gov.au
03 9290 2492
Monday 22 April 2024, 09:30 am 
Estimated duration: 3 days 
HMAS Stirling, WA

Defence Force Magistrate GPCAPT Geeves, 2024-003-DFM

Service and rank of accused: Navy, LS

  • First charge: DFDA, s. 56(1) Knowingly making false or misleading statement in relation to application for benefit
  • Second charge: DFDA, s. 60(1) Prejudicial conduct
  • Third charge: DFDA 61(3), and Commonwealth Criminal Code Act 1995, s 145(1) Using forged document 
CPO Chase
sandy.chase@defence.gov.au
02 5130 3267