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 Abbreviation 

   Law report series/ Unique court identifier  

     Jurisdiction                        Authorised             
A Crim R Australian Criminal Reports Australia  
AC

Law Reports, Appeal Cases

1875 - 901891 - 

England & Wales Authorised: The Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
ACTCA

Australian Capital Territory Court of Appeal

Australian Capital Territory  
ACTLR

Australian Capital Territory Law Reports

 

Australian Capital Territory Authorised: Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court and the Australian Capital Territory Court of Appeal
ACTSC Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court Australian Capital Territory  
ACTR Australian Capital Territory Reports Australian Capital Territory  Authorised: Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court and the Australian Capital Territory Court of Appeal
ALJR

Australian Law Journal Reports 1958 - 

Australia  
All ER 

All England Law Reports

England & Wales  
ALR Australian Law Reports Australia  
BLR    

Building Law Reports

England & Wales      
Ch

Law Reports, Chancery Division (3rd Series) 1891 - 

England & Wales Authorised: The Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
Ch D

Law Reports, Chancery Division (2nd Series) 1875 - 90

England & Wales Authorised: The Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
CLR

Commonwealth Law Reports

Australia High Court of Australia
DLR

Dominion Law Reports

Canada  
ER

English Reports

England & Wales  
Fam

Law Reports, Family Division 1972 -

England & Wales Authorised: The Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
Fam LR Family Law Reports Australia  
FamCA Family Court of Australia Australia  
FCA Federal Court of Australia Australia  
FCR Federal Court Reports Australia Authorised: Federal Court of Australia
FLR Federal Law Reports Australia  
HCA High Court of Australia Australia  
HCAB High Court of Australia Bulletins Australia  
HCASL High Court of Australia Special Leave Disposition Decisions Australia  
HCATrans High Court of Australia Transcripts Australia  
ICQ

Industrial Court of Queensland

2014 - 

Australia  
KB Law Reports, King's Bench England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
LR (NSW)

Law Reports (NSW)

1856-1900

New South Wales Authorised. Supreme Court of New South Wales Courts and selected other New South Wales Courts
LGERA

Local Government and Environmental Reports of Australia

Australia  
Lloyd's Rep Lloyd's Law Reports England & Wales  
Med LR  Medical Law Reports England & Wales  
NSWCA New South Wales Court of Appeal New South Wales  
NSWLR

New South Wales Law Reports 

1970 -

New South Wales Authorised. Supreme Court of New South Wales Courts and selected other New South Wales Courts

NSWR

New South Wales Reports

1960 - 70 (only available in print)

New South Wales

Authorised. Supreme Court of New South Wales Courts and selected other New South Wales Courts
NSWSC New South Wales Supreme Court New South Wales  
NTCA Northern Territory Court of Appeal Northern Territory  
NTLR Northern Territory Law Reports Northern Territory Authorised: Northern Territory Supreme Court
NTR Northern Territory Reports Northern Territory Authorised: Northern Territory Supreme Court
NTSC Northern Territory Supreme Court Northern Territory  
NZLR New Zealand Law Reports New Zealand Authorised: Superior Courts of New Zealand
P Law Reports, Probate England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
QB

Queen's Bench Cases

1865 - 1875

England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
QB

Law Reports, Queen's Bench Division

1891 - 1900, 1952 - 

England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
QBD

Law Reports, Queen's Bench Division

1875 - 90

England & Wales Authorised: the Superior and Appellate Courts of England and Wales
QCA Queensland Supreme Court: Court of Appeal Queensland  
QCAT Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Queensland  
QCATA Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Appeals Queensland  
Qd R

Queensland Reports (Lexis Advance)

Queensland Reports (free access - registration required)

Queensland Authorised: Supreme Court of Queensland
QDC Queensland District Court Queensland  
QDCSR Queensland District Court Sentencing Remarks Transcripts Queensland  
QIC

Queensland Industrial Court

1999 - 2009

Queensland  
QLAC Queensland Land Appeal Court Queensland  
QLC Queensland Land Court Queensland  
QLCR Queensland Land Court Reports Queensland  
QLJ Queensland Law Journal Reports (free access - registration required) Queensland Authorised: Supreme Court of Queensland
QLR (Beor) Queensland Law Reports (free access - registration required) Queensland Authorised: Supreme Court of Queensland
QMCSR Queensland Magistrates Court Sentencing Remarks Transcripts Queensland  
QSC Queensland Supreme Court                                                   Queensland  
QSCR Queensland Supreme Court Reports (free access - registration required) Queensland Authorised: Supreme Court of Queensland
QSCSR Queensland Supreme Court Sentencing Remarks Transcripts Queensland  
SALR

South Australian Law Reports

1863 - 1920

South Australia Authorised: South Australian Supreme Court
SASC

South Australia Supreme Court

1977 -

South Australia  
SASR

South Australian State Reports

1971 - 

South Australia Authorised: South Australian Supreme Court
SCC Supreme Court of Canada Canada  
SCR Canada Supreme Court Reports Canada Authorised: Supreme Court of Canada
SR (NSW)

State Reports (NSW) 1901-1950

1901 - 1970 (available in print)

New South Wales Authorised: Supreme Court of New South Wales Courts and selected other New South Wales Courts

St R Qd

State Reports of Queensland (free access - registration required)

Queensland Authorised: Supreme Court of Queensland
Tas LR

Tasmanian Law Reports

1897 - 1940

Tasmania Authorised: Supreme Court of Tasmania
Tas R

Tasmanian Reports

1992 - 

Tasmania Authorised: Supreme Court of Tasmania
Tas SR

Tasmanian State Reports

1940 - 1978

Tasmania Authorised: Supreme Court of Tasmania
TASSC Supreme Court of Tasmania Tasmania  
VLR

Victorian Law Reports

1874 - 1956

Victoria Authorised: Supreme Court of Victorian
VR

Victorian Reports

1957 -

Victoria Authorised: Supreme Court of Victorian
VSC Victoria Supreme Court Victoria  
VSCA Victoria Court of Appeal Victoria  
WALR Western Australian Law Reports Western Australia Authorised:  Supreme Court of Western Australia
WAR

Western Australian Reports

1983 - 

Western Australia Authorised:  Supreme Court of Western Australia
WASC Western Australia Supreme Court Western Australia  
WASCA Western Australia Supreme Court: Court of Appeal Western Australia  

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