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High Court of Australia

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Address: Parkes Place, Canberra 2600, Australia
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A place of national importance

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Fort Worth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Watched a case. Judges have a sense of humor and it's fascinating to watch other countries legal systems at work.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 humour in a very serious city would be perfect.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 fascinating. The friendly, knowledgeable staff made me wish I had more time to spend there.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This was a very, surprisingly interesting visit. Everyone that we encountered from the security man on the entrance to various guides and even a cleaner were all extremely friendly and informative. We learned very much about Australia's appeals system and the procedures of the court, which probably sounds rather boring but with enthusiastic interpretation it was very far from that.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Paid a visit today - the full court (all 7 judges) was in session in court number 1 on a state law v constitution appeal. Very interesting and impressive to sit in for a while and get a feel for how on of the three main institutions of state works - particularly in current turbulent times! Also checked out courts... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We went early in the morning. The Court Rooms are very grand. The Court attendants are most informative

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We visited when the court was not sitting so were able to see the incredible Court No1 with it's beautiful wooden wall, and also No 3. The inside is just as stunning as the outside. The foyer is open and has great art works on the huge high walls, and has an impressive orange sloping walkway to the next level.... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had a lovely visit to the High Court of Australia - while it was not sitting. The staff are very knowledgeable. Great architecture.

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