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High Court of Australia

Parkes Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
+61 2 6270 6811
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Parkes Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such an amazing place and best experienced with a guide. The architecture and artwork is engaging. Carina is an excellent guide and made our visit the most enjoyable of all our visits to national icons.

Thank jays4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is unfortunately closed at weekends except for musical recitals on fixed dates. During the week all the court rooms are open for inspection and there are attendants that explain the furniture and fittings in the courtrooms. Unfortunately the barristers work rooms and extensive...More

Thank blueboyMelbourne
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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 architecture and views over the lake. For anyone interested in architecture and/or...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 18 May 2017

In court room 1-2-3 there are guides that explain the purpose of each court, brilliantly done by each, very informative and interesting

Thank Paul h
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The constitutional court is the only court open for visitors on a Sunday but still very interesting to visit. Once a month they have also free music concerts on a Sunday in the foyer. They were practising the day we were there. Conveniently located between...More

Thank Konrad M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The history and function of the High Court are well presented, there is a nice cafe with a great view of the lake hidden at the back. A nice place to sit and relax.

Thank Canberrascooter
Reviewed 4 April 2017

When you enter reception there is a leaflet available that summarises both the court and the building. If possible try and go on a date the court is sitting as it is interesting to watch the operations of the court.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Very interesting to visit on a Sunday. There are law students to give lots of info about the court - historical and architectural. Not many people about on a Sunday so can go right through the court. Very interest, well worth the visit.

Thank Travelabout62
Reviewed 17 March 2017

See the building and court rooms where nationally important decisions are made. The architecture is impressive as are the black leather chairs in public areas.

Thank folkloricaH
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