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:
6 September 2015 at 1:30pm: Polifemy & The Gentlemen's Agreement: Polifemy & The Gentlemen's Agreement
A special performance of Benjamin Britten’s Advance Democracy featuring both groups will pay homage to the High Court’s position at the heart of Australian democracy... [more info...]
2 October 2015 at 7:30pm: Follow us into an “unknown corner of the world”
This immersive work features four soloists forming a circle around the audience and creating an accelerating swirl of sound. The soloists are interrupted by 100 'migrating' performers, who walk in procession through the space to “cut the circle" of sounds... [more info...]
4 October 2015 at 1:30pm: The Llewellyn Choir
In this concert the Llewellyn Choir joins the New Caledonia French Choir for a banquet of choral treats by Verdi, Cherubini and Brahms, served to you with passion by this doubled choir... [more info...]
01 November 2015 at 1:30pm: Soundscapes: Music for Massed Ensembles: Canberra Recorder and Early Music Society, Polifemy, Mass Recorders and Trumpets
A scintillating exploration of the soundscape within the High Court, contrasting the vocal, woodwind and brass sounds of the Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society (CREMS), Polifemy, a female... [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.