Digital Lodgment System

Judgment summaries

December 2023

6 December 2023

For Judgment:

Potts v National Australia Bank Limited (ABN 12 004 044 937) [2023] HCA 41 (PDF) (DOCX)

Huxley v The Queen [2023] HCA 40 (PDF) (DOCX)

Karpik v Carnival PLC ARBN 107 998 443 & Anor [2023] HCA 39 (PDF) (DOCX)

Real Estate Tool Box Pty Ltd & Ors v Campaigntrack Pty Ltd & Anor [2023] HCA 38 (PDF) (DOCX)











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High Court Annual Report 2021-22 (PDF)

Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) 2022–23
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Portfolio Budget Statements 2022–23


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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.


The High Court Registry will be closed from 4.00pm on Friday, 22 December 2023 and will re-open on Tuesday, 2 January 2024.

Any party seeking to file a document due to be filed between 23 December 2023 and 1 January 2024 has an automatic extension of time under the High Court Rules 2004 (Rule 4.01.5) until 4:00pm on Tuesday, 2 January 2024 to file the document. Any documents lodged between 23 December 2023 and 1 January 2024 will be reviewed on 2 January 2024.

All inquiries for the High Court will be considered when the Registry re-opens on Tuesday, 2 January 2024.  If a matter is of extreme urgency, such as imminent deportation, you may telephone 02 9230 8000.


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: