Judgment summaries


18 April 2018

For judgment:

Plaintiff M174/2016 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection & Anor [2018] HCA 16 (PDF 45K) (RTF 616K)

Burns v Corbett & Ors; Burns v Gaynor & Ors; Attorney General for New South Wales v Burns & Ors; Attorney General for New South Wales v Burns & Ors; State of New South Wales v Burns & Ors [2018] HCA 15 (PDF 44K) (RTF 610K)

11 April 2018

For judgment:

WET044 v The Republic of Nauru [2018] HCA 14 (PDF 37K) (RTF 606K)

News Room

Review of Registry Operations and Case Management System

The High Court is reviewing its registry operations and case management system with a particular emphasis on current and future electronic needs.

To participate in the review, please complete the online form by Friday, 6 April 2018. The online form is available via this page.



NOTICE – Reference by the Senate to the Court of Disputed Returns – SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER
(see attached file)

Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2017–18

Please click on the link below:
Portfolio Budget Statements 2017–18


   2016-2017 Annual Report

   (PDF 14.5M) – full report


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:
10.15 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.

2018 Sittings Calendar (PDF - 423k) (HTML)

Music at the Court

View the 2018 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: