Use the following databases to find Commonwealth and Victorian legislation online:

Print collection

Our law library has a small collection of legislation in print:

  • Commonwealth Acts (as passed)
  • Commonwealth Regulations (as passed)
  • Victorian Acts (as passed)
  • Victorian Acts (current)
  • Victorian Regulations
  • Victorian Bills.

Other sources


Australian Government gazettes – links to all Commonwealth gazettes, including the Government Notices Gazettes and the Australian Public Service Gazette.

Hansard (Parliament of Australia) – Hansard is the official record of parliamentary debate in Australia.

Index to Parliamentary Papers (Parliament of Australia) – reports, returns and statements from departments, authorities, parliamentary and ad hoc committees of inquiry and royal commissions and the like, which have been presented to the parliament and considered appropriate for inclusion.

Office of the Parliamentary Counsel – the Office of Parliamentary Counsel is responsible for drafting Bills for introduction into parliament.

Parliamentary Library publications (Parliament of Australia) – publications from the Parliamentary Library, including Bills, digests, research papers and background notes.


Hansard (Parliament of Victoria) – Hansard is the official record of parliamentary debate in Victoria. This database is searchable from 1991 onwards.

Victoria Government Gazette – provides official notification of decisions or actions taken by, or information from, the Governor of Victoria, government authorities, departments, councils and individuals.

For more resources, search the Public Law Library Catalogue.

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