Judgment summaries


19 June 2019

For judgment:

Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd v Commonwealth of Australia & Ors [2019] HCA 20 (PDF) (RTF)

Masson v Parsons & Ors [2019] HCA 21 (PDF) (RTF)


12 June 2019

For publication of reasons:

Plaintiff M74/2018 v Minister for Home Affairs & Anor [2019] HCA 17 (PDF) (RTF)

For judgment:

Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Kobelt [2019] HCA 18 (PDF) (RTF)

News Room

Passing of Kay Faulkner
The Court notes with sadness the passing of Ms Kay Faulkner who was the weaver involved in the creation of the robes worn by the Justices.  Ms Faulkner was a pre-eminent weaver in Australia and the Justices acknowledge with gratitude her important contribution and extend their sympathy to her family.
04 June 2019


Portfolio Supplementary Additional Estimates Statements 2017-18
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Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2019–20
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Portfolio Budget Statements 2019–20

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Access to the High Court building is only from the ground floor (street level) entrance.

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:
10.00 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.

2019 Sittings Calendar (PDF - 474k) (HTML)

Music at the Court

View the 2019 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.



A short documentary on the High Court of Australia: