Judgment summaries


17 August 2017

For judgment:

Transport Accident Commission v Katanas [2017] HCA 32 (PDF 295K) (RTF 362K)

Plaintiff S195/2016 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (Cth) & Ors [2017] HCA 31 (PDF 296K) (RTF 372K)

Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd v Wilson & Ors [2017] HCA 30 (PDF 297K) (RTF 360K)

Knight v State of Victoria & Anor [2017] HCA 29 (PDF 299K) (RTF 363K)

For publication of reasons for judgment:

Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty Ltd v Compton [2017] HCA 28 (PDF 300K) (RTF 372K)

9 August 2017

IL v The Queen [2017] HCA 27 (PDF 291K) (RTF 608K)

Commissioner of Taxation v Jayasinghe [2017] HCA 26 (PDF 296K) (RTF 612K)

Opening Hours

The High Court of Australia is unable to sit in Canberra while the High Court building's 37 year old air conditioning system undergoes refurbishment.  The Court's August 2017 sittings will therefore be held in Brisbane and the September 2017 sittings will be held in Melbourne.

The High Court building will remain open to the public for registry purposes, visits and school tours and concerts.


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.

 2017 Sittings Calendar (PDF - 236k) (HTML)

Music at the Court

View the 2017 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: