A–Z of legal research resources

A–Z of legal research resources

This is a list of freely available legal research resources. There are also a small number of subscription-only services that you can access from our library.

A–F | G–L | M–S | T–Z


Abbreviations of legal publications (Monash University Library)

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)

Australian Law Reform Commission

The Australian Treaties Database (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII)

Cardiff index to legal abbreviations (Cardiff University)

Citation guides – Australian guide to legal citation (University of Melbourne)

Civil procedure benchbook (Judicial College of Victoria)

Commonwealth of Australia gazettes

Family violence Bench Book (Judicial College of Victoria)

Federal Register of Legislation (Australian Government)

Find legal answers (Victoria Legal Aid)

Foolkit: a lawyer's toolkit


Hansard (Parliament of Australia)

Hansard (Parliament of Victoria)

HomelessLaw (Justice Connect – formerly PILCH)

Judicial College of Victoria

The Law Handbook (Fitzroy Legal Service)

Law.com dictionary

Lawcite (via AustLII)

Lawlex (SAI Global)



New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII)

Parliament of Australia

Parliament of Victoria

Parliamentary handbook of the Commonwealth of Australia

Public Law Library Catalogue

Search warrants manual (Judicial College of Victoria)

Supreme Court of Victoria judgments and sentences


Uniform evidence manual (Judicial College of Victoria)

United Nations Treaty Collection

Victorian criminal charge book (Judicial College of Victoria)

Victorian criminal proceedings manual (Judicial College of Victoria)

Victoria government gazette 1998–present

Victoria government gazette online archive 1836–1997

Victorian crime statistics

Victorian Law Reform Commission

Victorian legislation and parliamentary documents

Victorian sentencing manual (Judicial College of Victoria)

VLA Handbook for lawyers (Victoria Legal Aid)

World Legal Information Institute (WorldLII)

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