Garth Blake AM SC


T: (02) 9223 9720


  • Canterbury Boys’ High School

    Secondary (1967-1972)
  • University of Sydney

    Bachelor of Arts (1976)
  • University of Sydney

    Bachelor of Laws (1978)
  • University of Sydney

    Master of Laws (1983)
  • Garth Blake has been a Senior Counsel since 2002 and is Head of Chambers.

    He is a part time Senior Member of the Civil and Administrative Tribunal of New South Wales.

    He is a member of the Editorial Board of the international Ecclesiastical Law Journal published by Cambridge University Press.

    Since 1998 he has been involved in various roles at a national level in the Anglican Church of Australia, particularly relating to the protection of children and professional standards. Since 2007 he has had international roles in the Anglican Communion and is currently the chair of the Anglican Communion Safe Church Commission.

    In 2002 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to investigate church policy and practice in addressing child sexual abuse in Australian churches. In 2018 he was appointed as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia, particularly to child protection policy and professional standards, and to the law.

    Garth Blake AM SC