Digital Lodgment System

Judgment summaries

December

7 December 2022

For Judgment:

Electricity Networks Corporation trading as Western Power v Herridge Parties & Ors [2022] HCA 37 (PDF) (DOCX)

 

 

 

 

News Room

2020-2021 Annual Report (PDF)

Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2022–23
Please click on the link below:
Portfolio Budget Statements 2022–23

 

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Notices/Opening

High Court Building

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

2023 Sittings Calendar (PDF)

 

 


 

Oral History Podcast of the 40th Anniversary of the High Court Building

An oral history project was commissioned to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the building of the High Court in Canberra. It was launched by the Chief Justice on 19 May 2021. The High Court is a unique and architecturally significant building. Its design was the culmination of a national competition and its construction took place between 1976 and 1980. Its interior design, artworks and furnishings were integral to the effort to construct a building for the nation which reflected the significance of the High Court at the apex of the judicial branch of government.


Video Connection Hearings - PROTOCOL

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


The following Practice Direction takes effect from 8 February 2021:

-Practice Direction No. 1 of 2021 – Opening of the Registry (PDF) (DOCX)

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.

 


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 dls.hcourt.gov.au.
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.

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CONTACT

 

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 High Court Registries will be closed from 4.00pm on Friday, 23 December 2022 and will re-open on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.Any party seeking to file a document between 24 December 2022 and 2 January 2023 has an automatic extension of time under the High Court Rules (Rule 4.01.5) until 4:00pm on Tuesday, 3 January 2023 to file the document. Any documents lodged between 24 December 2022 and 2 January 2023 will be reviewed on 3 January 2023.

All inquiries for the High Court will need to wait until the registry re-opens on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.  If a matter is of extreme urgency, such as imminent deportation, you may telephone 02 9230 8000

 

The building is closed on public holidays. Admission to the High Court building is free of charge.

2022 Sittings Calendar (PDF)

2023 Sittings Calendar (PDF)

 


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:

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