Digital Lodgment System

Judgment summaries

15 March 2023

For Judgment:

Self Care IP Holdings Pty Ltd & Anor v Allergan Australia Pty Ltd & Anor [2023] HCA 8 (PDF) (DOCX

For publication of reasons:

Barnett v Secretary, Department of Communities and Justice [2023] HCA 7 (PDF) (DOCX)

8 March 2023

For Judgment:

Laundy Hotels (Quarry) Pty Limited v Dyco Hotels Pty Limited atf the Parras Family Trust & Ors [2023] HCA 6 (PDF) (DOCX)

Mitchell v The King; Rigney v The King; Carver v The King; Tenhoopen v The King [2023] HCA 5 (PDF) (DOCX)





News Room

High Court Annual Report 2021-22 (PDF)

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


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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 1 January 2023:

-Practice Direction No. 1 of 2022 – High Court Rules 2004 Approved Forms (PDF with annexures) (DOCX – Practice Direction only)

-Links to the individual forms are available through the Registry’s Filing documents page:

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
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.

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: