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Offices of the Registry

The Principal Registry of the High Court of Australia is located at the seat of the Court in Canberra. There are offices of the Registry at the capital city of each State and in Darwin. Click here for contact details.

Opening hours

Christmas and New Year Period

The High Court Registries will be closed from 4.00 pm on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 and will re-open on Friday, 2 January 2015.

Any party seeking to file a document between 25 December 2014 and 1 January 2015 has an automatic extension of time under the High Court Rules (Rules 4.01.5 and 4.05.3) until 4:00pm on Friday, 2 January 2015 to file the document.

All inquiries for the High Court will need to wait until the registry re-opens on Friday, 2 January 2015.  If a matter is of extreme urgency, such as imminent deportation, you may telephone 02 9230 8000.

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.


The High Court of Australia is located in Parkes Place, PARKES, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, 2600


Switchboard: (02) 6270 6811
From overseas: +61 2 6270 6811

Postal address

PO Box 6309

Media Enquiries

Ben Wickham
Ph: (02) 6270 6893
Fax: (02) 6270 6909


Andrew Phelan
Chief Executive & Principal Registrar

Carolyn Rogers
Senior Registrar
Ph: (02) 6270 6862
Fax: (02) 6273 3025

Petal Kinder
Court Librarian
Ph: (02) 6270 6922
Fax: (02) 6273 2110

Joe Pelle
Ph: (02) 6270 6853
mob: 0418 693 583
Fax: (02) 6270 6346

Public Interest Disclosure Authorised Officers

Ben Wickham
Ph: (02) 6270 6893
Fax: (02) 6270 6909

Jeff Smart
Manager Corporate Services
Ph: (02) 6270 6983
Fax: (02) 6273 6868