Judgment summaries


14 August 2014

Edward Pollentine & Anor v The Honourable Jarod Pieter Bleijie Attorney-General for the State of Queensland & Ors (PDF 185K) (RTF 683K)

13 August 2014

Anthony Charles Honeysett v the Queen (PDF 183K) (RTF 605K)

Daniel Glenn Fitzgerald v The Queen (PDF 183K) (RTF 607K)


2014 Judgment summaries

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News Room

High Court of Australia - Public Lecture

Canberra, Court Room 1
10 September 2014, 6pm
Flyer - (PDF 524K)
Book here

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


The High Court of Australia commenced making available to the public audio-visual recordings of its hearings from the 1st of October, 2013.

For further information, please read the full media release.

Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2014–15
Please click on the link below:
Portfolio Budget Statements 2014–15

Portfolio Budget Statement (PBS) 2013-14
Please click on the link below:
Portfolio Budget Statement 2013-14

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




    20122013 Annual Report

    (PDF 5.4M) – full report.

Opening Hours

The 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.

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.

17 August: Canberra City Band Strike Up the Band!

A 45-piece flexible entertainment unit, the Canberra City Band was awarded the inaugural music ACT Award (MAMAs) for "Best Orchestra; Concert, Brass or Big Band" in 2012, taking out that award again in 2013 [more info...]

07 September: Mohona  

Mohona consists of Robin Guda, a virtuoso Indian classical singer from Bangladesh, percussionist Andrew Purdam and Australia’s foremost bansuri (bamboo flute) player, Nitya Parker. Their music truly colours minds and hearts [more info...]

21 September: The Gospel Folk Choir Raise Your Voice, Raise Your Spirit

The Gospel Folk choir have been bringing the joy of contemporary gospel, folk and other popular music to the people of Canberra since 2001 [more info...]

05 October: Llewellyn Choir  

For their third performance at the Court, they invite you to indulge yourself with a banquet of choral treats by Verdi, Cherubini and Brahms, served to you with passion by this full-bodied choir [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: