Judgment summaries


11 November 2015

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency Limited & Anor v Northern Territory of Australia (PDF 294K) (RTF 629K)



2015 Judgment summaries


News Room

Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2015–16
Please click on the link below:
Portfolio Budget Statements 2015–16

Portfolio Additional Estimates (PAE)
2013-14 PAE (PDF 199K) (RTF 980K)



   2013-2014 Annual Report

   (PDF 3.2M) – full report


Opening Hours

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)

2015 Sittings Calendar (PDF - 347k) (HTML)


Sunday Concert Series:

01 November 2015 at 1:30pm: Soundscapes with Recorders at the High Court of Australia: Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society
Relax to the mesmerizing sound components of a recorder orchestra delighting you with works by G. Farnaby, R. Parsons and V. Williams. Enjoy the transparent and joyful melody lines in ensemble music by... [more info...]

13 December 2015 at 1:30pm: Special Christmas Concert - Directed by Helen Moore
This promises to be an uplifting concert of Christmas music for the whole family, and a beautiful celebration of and a conclusion to the Court’s 2015 concert program... [more info...]

All scheduled 2015 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.

Audio Visual Recordings

Audio-visual recordings of Full Court hearings heard in Canberra are now available.



A short documentary on the High Court of Australia: