Digital Lodgment System

Judgment summaries

February 2024

14 February 2024 

For Judgment:

Carmichael Rail Network Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Carmichael Rail Network Trust v. BBC Chartering Carriers GmbH & Co. KG & Anor [2024] HCA 4


The King v. Rohan (a pseudonym) [2024] HCA 3


7 February 2024 

For Judgment:

Ismail v Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs [2024] HCA 2 (PDF) (DOCX)

Harvey & Ors v Minister for Primary Industry and Resources & Ors [2024] HCA 1 (PDF) (DOCX)











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Notice on death of Jan Senbergs


The artist, Jan Senbergs, who created the Constitutional Wall Mural and the States Wall Mural which hang in the Great Hall of the High Court building in Canberra has died. He was a great Australian artist who came to Australia in 1950. The works he created for the High Court building are an enduring reminder of his talent and skill but also the themes, both historical and aspirational, which those works depict.



Sittings Calendar 2024



Revised Special Leave Process 17 November 2023



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

High Court Building

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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.



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