Digital Lodgment System

Judgment summaries

June 2024

12 June 2024
For Judgment:
The King v Hatahet [2024] HCA 23 (PDF)
Dayney v The King [2024] HCA 22 (PDF)

5 June 2024 

For Judgment:

Greylag Goose Leasing 1410 Designated Activity Company & Anor v. P.T. Garuda Indonesia Ltd [2024] HCA 21 (PDF)

Godolphin Australia Pty Ltd ACN 093921021 v. Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2024] HCA 20 (PDF)

News Room

Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2023–24
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Portfolio Budget Statements 2023-24


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From 17 June to 8 October 2024, the High Court building in Canberra will be closed to allow for a number of large capital works programs to be undertaken.  These include the replacement of the lifts and a range of other projects.  Given the scale of works being undertaken, the Court will be classified as a construction site for that time to manage our Work Health and Safety risks. The building will be closed to the public.


While the Canberra building is closed, the Court will circuit to Darwin, Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart:


  • Week commencing 5 August DARWIN
  • Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
  • State Square, Darwin


  • Week commencing 12 August ADELAIDE
  • Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building
  • 3 Angas Street, Adelaide


  • Week commencing 2 September MELBOURNE
  • Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building
  • 305 William St, Melbourne


  • Week commencing 9 September HOBART
  • Supreme Court of Tasmania
  • Salamanca place, Hobart


Any enquiries should be directed to:


Ben Wickham

Executive Registrar & Head of Public Affairs

High Court of Australia

T: (02) 6270 6893; E: [email protected]


Bicentenary Messages – Supreme Courts of Tasmania and NSW



Sittings Calendar 2024



Revised Special Leave Process 17 November 2023



Live Streaming applications for special leave to appeal (PDF) (RTF)

High Court Building

The High Court building is open weekdays 9.45am to 4.30pm.


Video Connection Hearings - PROTOCOL

The High Court has issued a protocol for practitioners participating in Video Connection Hearings (PDF) (RTF)


Filing Documents Electronically


The Digital Lodgment System Portal (DLS Portal) provides for mandatory electronic lodgment of all documents filed in any case commenced after 1 January 2020. Register with a simple 3 step process of email verification, registration and approval by the Registry
For cases commenced before January 2020 the Court issued Practice Direction No. 1 of 2020 Electronic Filing of Documents - Cases Commenced before 1 January 2020 on 20 March 2020.



 For Registry services and support please contact us by email at [email protected] or by telephone on (02) 6270 6829. Face to face services are no longer provided at the Registry Counter.


Access to the High Court building is through the Level 2 entrance at the end of the ceremonial ramp.

The High Court building is open to the public from:

Monday to Friday: 9.45 am to 4.30 pm

Normal Court sitting hours are from:
10.00 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.



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: