High Court of Australia
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.
TripAdvisor Traveller RatingBased on 346 reviews
“Enjoyable family visit to the High Court”
We were fascinated during our visit to the High Court - including our teenagers! On arrival, we met a staff member who was available in the foyer to provide information about the Court if we wanted...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Impressive court building”
An impressive building on the foreshore of the lake. Even though no courts sitting 2 were open to view and hear some interesting facts from court guides. Also a small exhibition on the constitutionRead the full review on TripAdvisor
“Law in action”
Friends in Canberra told me to go visit. Court was in session with full bench in Court 1 and I was able to go in and watch it in action. Especially interesting that the judges were all over the law...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
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- Parents Room
- Picnic Area
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