Judgment summaries


16 December 2014

Henderson v State of Queensland (PDF 293K) (RTF 616K)

10 December 2014

Commissioner of State Revenue v Lend Lease Development Pty Ltd; Commissioner of State Revenue v Lend Lease IMT 2 (HP) Pty Ltd; Commissioner of State Revenue v Lend Lease Retail Investments Ltd (PDF 292K) (RTF 698K)

Argos Pty Ltd & Ors v Simon Corbell, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development & Ors (PDF 297K) (RTF 691K)



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Legal Practitioner's Scale of Costs 
Joint Costs Advisory Committee Inquiry
(PDF 14K)


Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2014–15
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Portfolio Budget Statements 2014–15

Portfolio Budget Statement (PBS) 2013-14
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Portfolio Budget Statement 2013-14

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




   2013-2014 Annual Report

   (PDF 3.2M) – full report

Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year Period

The High Court Registries will be closed from 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 and will re-open on Friday, 2 January 2015.

Any party seeking to file a document between 25 December 2014 and 1 January 2015 has an automatic extension of time under the High Court Rules (Rules 4.01.5 and 4.05.3) until 4:00pm on Friday, 2 January 2015 to file the document.

All inquiries for the High Court will need to wait until the registry re-opens on Friday, 2 January 2015.  If a matter is of extreme urgency, such as imminent deportation, you may telephone 02 9230 8000.


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.

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

2014 Sittings Calendar (PDF - 240k) (HTML)


Sunday Concert Series:
1st & 3rd Sundays at 1:00pm

Sunday concerts are scheduled for the first and third Sunday of each month in the Great Hall of the High Court at 1.00pm.  All concerts are free, open to the general public and bookings are not required.

21 December: 1:30pm (note special starting time) Special Christmas Concert

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 2014 concert program [more info...]

All future 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: