High Court of Australia

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

The High Court of Australia is the highest court in the Australian judicial system.

Visitors to the Court can view the courtrooms where the Court interprets and applies the law of Australia and hears cases of special significance which includes challenges to the constitutional validity of laws.

During sitting weeks, subject to available seating, visitors can observe the oral argument and see barristers present their case before the Justices.

The Court also has the Australian Constitution Centre designed to engage visitors with the history, meaning and relevance of the Australian Constitution.

Court Guides staff the public areas to explain the powerful history and contemporary function of the Court in Australia’s democracy.

The stunning building by Lake Burley Griffin in the Parliamentary Zone also has a collection of artwork depicting the role and relevance of the Australian judiciary.

Facilities

Coach Parking Non Smoking Parents Room Picnic Area Public Toilet

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Rates

Free Entry

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