Case law

Case law

There are a number of free case law databases that you can access, including:

AustLII collects and publishes unreported Victorian cases from many different courts and tribunals:

For judgments of Commonwealth courts see AustLII’s Commonwealth Resources.

On-site access to online databases

Our law library subscribes to a range of case law databases and products that can only be accessed on-site, due to licensing restrictions. These include the following case law databases:

  • Legal Online
  • LexisNexis AU
  • CCH IntelliConnect.

They also include the following law report series:

  • Australian criminal law reports
  • Commonwealth law reports
  • Federal court reports
  • Federal law reports
  • New South Wales law reports
  • Victorian reports.

Print collection

In addition to our online collections, the library has a large print collection of law report series:

  • Administrative appeals reports
  • Administrative law decisions
  • Australian Argus law reports
  • Australian criminal law reports
  • Australian de facto and relationship cases
  • Australian family law cases
  • Australian family law reports
  • Australian social security cases
  • Australian torts reports
  • The Commonwealth law reports
  • Family law reports
  • Federal Court reports
  • Federal law reports
  • Motor vehicle reports
  • Victorian administrative reports
  • Victorian reports.

Case law summaries and digests

Summaries of significant decisions from particular jurisdictions are available from:

For more resources, search the Public Law Library Catalogue.