Other legal resources

AGS provides these links to useful resources for legal information in Australia and overseas.


Legislation.gov.au is a legal database owned by the Australian Attorney-General's Department. It contains Commonwealth Acts, as well as other documents such as Bills and Legislative Instruments (Regulations). It is the only database of Australian Government legislation that is authoritative for the purposes of legal proceedings.


The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) publishes public legal information. This includes primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals) and secondary legal materials created by public bodies (law reform and royal commission reports) as well as Australasian Law Journals. It also provides a searchable index of legal websites from around the world.


The World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII) contains over 1,800 databases from 123 jurisdictions in over 160 countries. Databases of case law, legislation, treaties, law reform reports, law journals and other materials are included.

Parliament of Australia

Parliament makes laws, authorises the Government to spend public money, scrutinises government activities and is a forum for debate on national issues. This website contains publications and reports of the Parliament including Bills, explanatory memoranda and Hansard of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Legal Opinions

Selected opinions of Attorneys-General of the Commonwealth of Australia with opinions of Solicitors-General and the Attorney-General's Department, 1901–50.

Courts and tribunals

High Court
Federal Court
Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia

Administrative Appeals Tribunal
National Native Title Tribunal

ACT courts

NSW courts

NT courts

QLD courts

SA courts

TAS courts

VIC courts

WA courts


Australian Guide to Legal Citation – Published by the Melbourne University Law Review and the Melbourne Journal of International Law.