High Court interior

High Court of Australia

See Australia's Constitutional court and highest court of appeal in a stunning building by Lake Burley Griffin in the Parliamentary Zone.

Visit the court's three courtrooms and see the impressive artworks depicting the development of the Australian nation and its constitution.

High Court Guides will assist you to appreciate the symbolism and functionality of this extraordinary building. Sitting courts are open to the public.

The High Court-National Gallery precinct is on the National Heritage List for the outstanding design of its late twentieth century civic buildings, and cohesive landscape setting.



Weekdays: 9.45 am - 4.30 pm; Sundays: noon - 4.00pm; Closed Saturdays and all public holidays





Ranked #18 of 188 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor


Certificate of Excellence 2016


Worth a look

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We visited on a freezing windy Sunday afternoon. There was 1 court room open and the public hall was being used by a choir and brass section for a recital. Most of building was shut off, so my...

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Interesting, quiet and free

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We visited the High Court in Canberra today as we had half an hour to fill in and it was interesting, quiet and free. The building wasn't overrun by school kids like many other attraction we have...

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Good to see where it all happens

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This is quite an impressive building. Once we had seen the courts inside though there was not much of interest for the kids. We thought it was pretty cool to see where laws are made but I think it...

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  • Coach Parking
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Parents Room
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet