Linda Dessau

Her Excellency the Honourable, AM

Barrister, Governor, Judge, Lawyer and Solicitor

Her Excellency the Hon. Linda Dessau AM was the first female Governor of Victoria, sworn in on 1 July 2015. She studied law at the University of Melbourne and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria in 1975, signing the Victorian Bar Roll in 1978.

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM Governor of Victoria', in Governer of Victoria, 2015,; Willingham, Richard, 'Linda Dessau will become Victoria's first female Governor', in The Age, 11 February 2015,

Prepared by Larissa Halonkin