High Court of Australia

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

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Other The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC 9 October 2012 2028
Other The Hon Chief Justice Susan Kiefel AC 30 January 2017 2024
Other The Hon Justice James Edelman 30 January 2017 2044
Other The Hon Justice Simon Harry Peter Steward 1 December 2020 2039
Other The Hon Justice Jacqueline Sarah Gleeson 1 December 2020 2039
Other The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon AC 14 April 2015 2034
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