Judgment summaries


29 March 2017

Kendirjian v Lepore & Anor [2017] HCA 13 (PDF 21K) (RTF 610K)

Ecosse Property Holdings Pty Ltd v Gee Dee Nominees Pty Ltd [2017] HCA 12 (PDF 23K) (RTF 682K)


8 March 2017

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v Kumar & Ors [2017] HCA 11 (PDF 296K) (RTF 436K)

Prior v Mole [2017] HCA 10 (PDF 239K) (RTF 437K)


3 March 2017

For judgment:

Perara-Cathcart v The Queen [2017] HCA 9 (PDF 40K) (RTF 363K)

For publication of reasons for judgment:

Bondelmonte v Bondelmonte & Anor [2017] HCA 8 (PDF 83K) (RTF 382K)

News Room

New Robes
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Changes to Special Leave
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Portfolio Additional Estimates Statements (PAES) 2015-16.  Please click on the link below:
PAE Statements 2015–16

Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2016–17
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Portfolio Budget Statements 2016–17




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Opening Hours

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:
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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: