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  • 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)

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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
Sunday: Midday to 4.00 pm

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.

Registry Closure

The High Court Registries will be closed from 4.00pm on Tuesday, 24 December and will re-open on Thursday, 2 January 2020.

Any party seeking to file a document between 25 December 2019 and 1 January 2020 has an automatic extension of time under the High Court Rules (Rule 4.01.5) until 4:00pm on Thursday, 2 January 2020 to file the document. If you are commencing a new matter after 25 December 2019 please see the DLS page.

All inquiries for the High Court will need to wait until the registry re-opens on Thursday, 2 January 2020.  If a matter is of extreme urgency, such as imminent deportation, you may telephone 02 9230 8000.


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]

Adrian Brocklehurst
Manager Corporate Services
Ph: (02) 6270 6983

John Botherway
Court Librarian
Ph: (02) 6270 6921
[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]