High Court of Australia

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High Court of Australia information

Canberra , Australia
Street Parkes Pl
+61 2 6270 6811
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admission free
Opening hours
9.45am-4.30pm Mon-Fri, closed public holidays
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Lonely Planet review

The grandiose High Court was dubbed 'Gar's Mahal' when it opened in 1980, a reference to Sir Garfield Barwick, chief justice during the building's construction.

The rarefied heights of the foyer (that's a 24m-high ceiling!) and main courtroom are in keeping with the building's name and position as the highest court in the Australian judicial system. Have a chat to a knowledgeable attendant about judicial life and check out the murals and paintings adorning the walls.