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Finding cases

To find a case by citation or on a topic start your research in the Caselaw Research (Australia) Guide.

This includes the list of Common case abbreviations and tools for Searching for abbreviations.

Legal Databases to Locate Cases

The following legal databases are recommended when searching for case law. Other databases are available for international case law.

Recommended for: case citators and case law

A case citator covering all 56 major Australian law reports back to volume one.


Recommended for: case law and commentary

Case law and online commentary services covering a range of practice areas.


Recommended for: case law, legal journals and commentary

Australian legal material including law reports, unreported judgments and legal research titles.


Subjects: Law