Judgment summaries


7 October 2015

For judgment:

D'Arcy v Myriad Genetics Inc & Anor (PDF 296K) (RTF 632K)

McCloy & Ors v State of New South Wales & Anor (PDF 252K) (RTF 612K)

For pronouncement of reasons:

Alcan Gove Pty Ltd v Zabic (PDF 294K) (RTF 602K)



2015 Judgment summaries


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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.

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Sunday Concert Series:

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 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.



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