High Court of Australia, Canberra

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Government Building Tourist Spot
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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  • I picked a perfect time to visit this wonderful building - no other visitors, the courts weren't in session and I had great conversations with the two, very knowledgeable guides. Loved the brutalist a...  more »
  • In court room 1-2-3 there are guides that explain the purpose of each court, brilliantly done by each, very informative and interesting  more »
  • The guides explain the main court layout and what typically goes on. Architecturally not that impressive but what happens here is the appeal. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.  more »
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  • Worth a visit, great architecture to take in along with history & obviously learning more about high court proceedings.
  • Something about the highest court in the land been open to Google reviews like your local pizza joint rubbed me just right as I giggled like an idiot for about 3 minutes. "Very consistent, logical jurisprudence with a hint of whimsy especially in Kirby's dissents, but very pricey unless you represent yourself. Not worth the money unless you are a faceless conglomerate insured to the nine's..."
  • Fatgl ok I hate it
  • 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