Contact us

The High Court Registries will be closed from 4.00pm on Friday, 23 December 2022 and will re-open on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.

Any party seeking to file a document between 24 December 2022 and 2 January 2023 has an automatic extension of time under the High Court Rules (Rule 4.01.5) until 4:00pm on Tuesday, 3 January 2023 to file the document. Any documents lodged between 24 December 2022 and 2 January 2023 will be reviewed on 3 January 2023.

All inquiries for the High Court will need to wait until the registry re-opens on Tuesday, 3 January 2023.  If a matter is of extreme urgency, such as imminent deportation, you may telephone 02 9230 8000.

 

We welcome your feedback if you have visited the Court building:

  • 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)

For a printed copy of either form please contact the Manager, Public Information by completing the fields below.


To submit an enquiry please complete the following form or send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contact Us
  1. Full Name(*)
    Please type your full name.
  2. E-mail(*)
    Invalid email address.
  3. Contact number
    Invalid Input
  4. Comments
    Invalid Input
  5.   

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

 

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, please note that the High Court Building is presently closed on Sundays.

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.

HCA Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak

No face to face services will be provided at the counter.

While the counters are closed, we are still working in registries and remotely to provide services and support to practitioners and litigants. Some of the Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra Registry staff are still working remotely.

All enquiries for the Registries should be made by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . More contact information is available at https://www.hcourt.gov.au/registry/offices-of-the-registry.