The High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system. The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the law of Australia; to decide cases of special federal significance including challenges to the constitutional validity of laws and to hear appeals, by special leave, from Federal, State and Territory courts

Further information

  • Type of Body

    U. Non-Government Body

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    The Constitution and the High Court of Australia Act 1979

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Classification

    Y. Non-Government

  • Function Categorization


  • Creation Date

    1 July 2016

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Other Ms. Philippa Lynch PSM 10 February 2018 2023
Other The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler SC 9 October 2012 4 July 2028
Other The Hon Justice Simon Harry Peter Steward QC 1 December 2020 9 January 2039
Other The Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC 30 January 2017 16 January 2024
Other The Hon Justice Patrick Keane AC 1 March 2013 25 October 2022
Other The Hon Justice Jacqueline Sarah Gleeson SC 1 December 2020 9 January 2039
Other The Hon. Justice The Hon. James Edelman 30 January 2017 8 January 2044
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