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 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 Michelle Marjorie Gordon SC 9 June 2015 18 November 2034
Other The Hon Justice Virginia Bell AC 3 February 2009 6 March 2021
Other The Hon. Justice The Hon. James Edelman 30 January 2017 8 January 2044
Other Ms Ms. Philippa Lynch PSM 10 February 2018 9 February 2023
Other The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler SC 9 October 2012 4 July 2028
Other The Hon Justice Geoffrey Arthur Akeroyd Nettle 4 February 2015 1 December 2020
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