High Court of Australia, Canberra

(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
History meets contemporary design at High Court of Australia. With views out to Lake Burley Griffin, the building boasts distinct architecture and artwork throughout. Tours cover the history of the High Court, which is the highest court in the Australia judicial system, as well as how it's run today. Each room has its own guide. If you're present while court is in session in this location, you can observe its members in action. Take a look at our Canberra travel itinerary planner to schedule your visit to High Court of Australia and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • An art installation, on the forecourt to right of fountain, leading up to the front entry, in steel: "Mabo", "constitution" and "it's the vibe". These have earned their place at this place! A little h...  more »
  • A friend of mine living in Canberra advised me not to miss the High Court building on a recent trip to Canberra. This friend is rarely wrong when it comes to architecture and I found it absolutely fas...  more »
  • A very interesting visit. We saw both the constitutional and appeals courts and the staff in both gave us very interesting insights into their workings. The architecture of the building is also very i...  more »
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  • Went there in a Sunday afternoon. We had a free tour and there is no admission charge. I found it boring and the building ugly, unfortunately.
  • Imposing building, worth taking a tour - only takes an hour or so. Quite easy to access, with a number of other significant buildings within very short walking distance.
  • i can not honestly believe that Australia will charge 5 men with terrorism for boarding a boat heading for Syria while the whole world knows and it is a proven fact without any doubt what so ever that America is funding and supplying isis!!!! when will Australia indite America for war crimes
  • It's a very interesting an historic building. Great for some photos while visiting the galleries.
  • Free entry. Highest court in Australia, good to know where the power are battled over right here.