High Court of Australia Justices 2024

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We welcome your feedback if you have visited the Court building:

  • if you visited as part of a school tour, please complete and return this form: (DOC 80k)
  • if you visited as a private individual or group, please complete and return this form: (DOC 68k)

For a printed copy of either form please contact the Manager, Public Information by completing the fields below.

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Offices of the Registry

The Principal Registry of the High Court of Australia is located at the seat of the Court in Canberra. There are offices of the Registry at the capital city of each State and in Darwin. Click here for contact details.

Opening hours

The Canberra building is open to the public from:
Monday to Friday: 9.45 am to 4.30 pm

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.

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, please note that the High Court Building is presently closed on Sundays.

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.

For Registry services and support please contact us by email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Face to face services are no longer provided at the Registry Counter.

The office hours of the Registry shall be from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. Documents must be lodged by 4.00 pm Monday to Friday to be filed on that day, any act done after 4.00 pm on a day shall be taken to have been done on the next day on which the Registry is open.



Switchboard: (02) 6270 6811
From overseas: +61 2 6270 6811

Postal address

PO Box 6309

Media Enquiries

Ben Wickham
Ph: (02) 6270 6893
Fax: (02) 6270 6909
[email protected]


Philippa Lynch
Chief Executive & Principal Registrar

Carolyn Rogers
Senior Registrar
Ph: (02) 6270 6862
Fax: (02) 6273 3025
[email protected]

Patricia O’Farrell
Manager Corporate Services
Ph: (02) 6270 6868

Robin Gardner
Court Librarian
Ph: (02) 6270 6924
[email protected]

Brian Collins
Ph: (02) 6270 6853
mob: 0418 693 583
Fax: (02) 6270 6346
[email protected]

Public Interest Disclosure Authorised Officers

Ben Wickham
Ph: (02) 6270 6893
Fax: (02) 6270 6909 
[email protected]