Judgment summaries


17 October 2018

For judgment:

Johnson v The Queen [2018] HCA 48 (PDF) (RTF)

WET052 v The Republic of Nauru [2018] HCA 47 (PDF) (RTF)

ETA067 v The Republic of Nauru [2018] HCA 46 (PDF) (RTF)

UBS AG v Scott Francis Tyne as Trustee of the Argot Trust [2018] HCA 45 (PDF) (RTF)

10 October 2018

For judgment:

Rodi v The State of Western Australia [2018] HCA 44 (PDF) (RTF)

Ancient Order of Foresters in Victoria Friendly Society Limited v Lifeplan Australia Friendly Society Limited & Anor [2018] HCA 43 (PDF) (RTF)

News Room

High Court Public Lecture 2018, 7 November 2018, 6pm, Court 1
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Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements 2017-18
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Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2018–19
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The High Court 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:
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The building is closed on public holidays. Admission to the High Court building is free of charge.

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Music at the Court

View the 2018 music program 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.



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