Forrest was appointed as a judge in the Trial Division of the Supreme Court in 2009. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal on 10 July 2018.
His brother, Jack Forrest, is also a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria. His father, James Herbert Forrest, was a County Court judge and Acting Chief Judge of that court.
- "Judges". Supreme Court of Victoria. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
- Hagan, Kate (13 November 2009). "Parallel careers for siblings who are brothers in law". The Age. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
- "Five New Judges For Supreme Court And Court Of Appeal". Government of Victoria. 10 July 2018. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
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