Sara Hinchey, Coroner
Coroner Sara Hinchey, (Class of 1986), former barrister of almost 20 years, was appointed as a County Court Judge in May 2015.
In December 2015, she was appointed as the State Coroner for Victoria, a position which she held until 2019. Prior to her appointment as State Coroner, Judge Hinchey had a wide ranging practice, which included appearances before the Coroners Court in many high-profile inquests, representing affected parties and as Counsel assisting the Coroner.
She has also appeared before the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and the Royal Commission into the 2009 Victorian bushfires.