The High Court was established in 1901 by the Constitution of Australia.
The functions of the High Court are to interpret and apply the laws of Australia, to determine cases of special federal significance (eg challenges to the constitutional validity of laws), and to hear appeals from Federal, State and Territory courts.
The subject matter of the cases heard by the Hight Court covers the entire spectrum of Australian law including contract, copyright, criminal law, family law, injury law, insurance, property law and trade practices.
Decisions of the High Court on appeals are final – there are no further appeals once a case has been decided by the High Court and the decision is binding on all other courts throughout Australia.
Further information about the High Court is available on their website.