Judgment summaries


16 October 2014

Construction, Foresty, Mining and Energy Union v BHP Coal Pty Ltd (PDF 292K) (RTF 602K)

15 October 2014

Rhiannon Gray by her tutor Kathleen Anne Gray v Richards (PDF 291K) (RTF 615K)


 2014 Judgment summaries

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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
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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.

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.

19 October: Heart and Soul Singers & Aranda Community Choir Singing All Together

In this fun and joyous concert two community singing groups - The Heart and Soul Singers and The Aranda Community Choir - have banded together to bring you an extravaganza of song, celebration and harmony [more info...]

02 November: The Dirk Zeylmans Trio Body and Soul

In this special concert renowned vocalist Cris Clucas joins the Dirk Zeylmans Trio to bring new life to jazz classics that embody the warmth and sole of human expression [more info...]

16 November: Polifemy  

The ensemble specializes in Medieval and Renaissance polyphonic sacred music that has been written or adapted for or by nuns [more info...]

07 December: Worldly Goods  

This concert offers the energetic and authentic sound of traditional songs from around the world in the grandeur of the High Court’s building [more info...]

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: