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High Court of Australia

High Court of Australia at night from across Lake Burley Griffin
Interior of Courtroom 1 High Court of Australia in session
High Court of Australia interior public areas during the day
High Court of Australia external view
Artwork on the walls of the High Court of Australia interior
High Court of Australia exterior at night
High Court of Australia at night from across Lake Burley Griffin
Interior of Courtroom 1 High Court of Australia in session
High Court of Australia interior public areas during the day
High Court of Australia external view
Artwork on the walls of the High Court of Australia interior

Overview

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.

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Parkes Place, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“Re made part of the castle movie here”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3w ago by mason_the_big_m

i only went to the front of it to re make a certain scene in a movie (The castle) since my mates and i were re creating it from start to finish.

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“Australias's supreme court”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2mos ago by 619jeffry

The High Court sits in an impressive building on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The High Court is Australia's supreme court, it rules on important cases, including cases relating to the...

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“Interesting Architecture That Impresses”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 5mos ago by Oldjack

The building itself is 42 years old and still impressive sitting on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. We did not go inside but with extra planning should have.

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  • Coach Parking
  • Non Smoking
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet