The Canberra building is open to the public from:
Monday to Friday: 9.45 am to 4.30 pm
Sunday: midday to 4.00 pm
Normal Court sitting hours are from:
10.15 am to 12.45 pm and 2.15 pm to 4.15 pm
The building is closed on public holidays. Admission to the High Court building is free of charge.
2016 Sittings Calendar (PDF - 197k) (HTML)
2017 Sittings Calendar (PDF - 236k) (HTML)
Music at the Court
Friday 21 October at 7:30pm: Flowers of War concert “Three Treasures”
Three beautiful composers from France, Germany & Australia lost from WW1. Another inspiring reflection on the cultural cost of war. Discounted tickets for High Court concert goers: book as for ‘full adult’ and then use code court [more info...]
Sunday 9 October 2016 at 1:30pm: The Sydney Lawyers Orchestra - Classics in the Court
The Sydney Lawyers Orchestra presents a selection of timeless classics and lesser known works in the Great Hall of the High Court of Australia...[more info...]
Sunday 30 October 2016 at 1:30pm: Canberra Wind Symphony - Legally High
Join this stunning wind orchestra – the freshest contributor to the international wind music conversation – for an afternoon of musical magic with compositions by contemporary Australian... [more info...]
Sunday 13 November 2016 at 1:30pm: Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society - The Recorder’s Versatile Repertoire Throughout the Ages
Experience the rich and varied sound of the recorder brought to life by Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society (CREMS) within the unique acoustic environment of the High Court of Australia... [more info...]
Sunday 27 November 2016 at 1:30pm: Limestone Consort
Limestone Consort enjoys performing music from the baroque period through to music composed today and regularly works with guest soloists, including David Pereira... [more info...]
Sunday 11 December 2016 at 1:30pm: Special Christmas Concert - Directed by Helen Moore and Louise Page
Canberra’s best soloists and ensembles will join in song.This promises to be an upliftingconcert of Christmas music for the whole family, and a beautiful celebration of... [more info...]
All scheduled 2016 concerts are listed here.
Visitors on Sunday can also wander around the building and enter the main courtroom where a Court Guide will explain the history, functions and contemporary role of the High Court.