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Australian case law - online locations table

Graham Greenleaf, UNSW Faculty of Law
(with assistance from Trevor Roydhouse, AustLII, and since 2010 David Vaile UNSW Faculty of Law)
Last updated: August 2016.

Contents:

Notes on these Case tables

Commonwealth
cases
ACT cases
NSW cases
Northern Territory cases
Queensland cases
South Australia cases
Tasmania cases
Victoria cases
Western Australia cases

Cth Territories

No Jurisdiction

Case Law in Subject Matter Collections

Notes on use of these Case Tables

Citations: AustLII / Court-designated citations (a.k.a. 'medium neutral'/'vendor neutral')

Law report citations ('Reported' cases)

Free, or for $ fee?

Currency (how up to date?) and Historical Depth (how far back?)

Abolition etc.

Case law online by jurisdiction

Commonwealth


AustLII

Court site

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

High Court (HCA)
HCA 1903–
Court site 1948–1999, 2000-
1903-1959: CLR scans

ALR 1973–
Unreps 1903–
CLR 1903–
Unreps 1946–
HCA Appeal Short Particulars
HCAASP 2009–
None



HCA Case Summaries
HCASum 2009–



HCA Case Submissions etc.   Court Site current session only
Court Site 2011-
     
HCA Special Leave Dispositions
HCASL 2008–



HCA Transcripts
HCATrans 1991–
None - but see recordings



HCA Bulletins
Bulletin 1996–



HCA Appeals to Privy Council (~1980)          
Family Court
FamCA 1982–
Court Site recent and selected – last 2 months only
FLC 1976–
FamLR 1976–
Unreps 2006–
Unreps 1998–
Family Court - Full Court

FamCAFC 2008–

Court site recent and selected only
FLC 1976–
FamLR 1976–
Unreps 2008–
Federal Court (FCA)
FCA 1977–
Court site 1989–
ALR 1973–
Unreps 1977–
FCR 1984–
Unreps 1977–
FLR 1956–
Federal Court - Full Court
FCAFC 2002–
(1977-2001 in FCA database)
Court site 2002–

ALR 1977–
Unreps 1977–
FCR 1984-
Unreps 1998-
FLR 1956–
Federal Magistrates Court/ Federal Circuit Court
FMCA 2000–2012
FCCA 2013-
Court site recent only

Unreps 2000–

Unreps 2000–
Unreps 2012– (FCC)

Federal Magistrates Court - Family Law
FMCAfam 2000–
Court site recent only
FLC 1976–
FamLR 2000–

Administrative Appeals Tribunal
AATA 1976–
None?

ALD 1976–
Unreps 2003–
Unreps 1991–
Industrial Relations Commission (defunct)
IRCommA
1983–2009 (closed)
AIRCFB 2007–09 Full bench
Commission site
Full Bench 1998–2005
All decisions 1986–
AILR 1988–

Unreps 2000–2009
Fair Work Australia (also FB, Comm)
FWA 2009– Fair Work site 2009–   Unreps 2001– Unreps 2009–2012
Unreps 2013– (Comm)
Unreps 2013– (FWC)
Industrial Relations Court (defunct)        

Unreps 1997–2004
Unreps 2007–09 (FB)

Competition Tribunal
ACompT1997–
Court site 1997–
 

Designs Office
ADO 1982–
None
AIPC 1998–
IPR 1983–

Patent Office
APO 1981–
None
AIPC 1998–
IPR 1983–
Unreps 1983–
Takeovers Panel
ATP 2000–
Court site 1991–

Unreps 2000–

Trade Marks Office
ATMO 1991–
None
AIPC 1998–
IPR 1983–
Unreps 1994–
Copyright Tribunal
ACopyT 1982–
AIPC 1998–
IPR 1983–

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal
ADFDAT 1999–
Tribunal site 1958–
Court site 2001–



Federal Police Disciplinary Tribunal   Court site 2005–2007
Fedt Ct 1982–87
     
Insurance Ombudsman Service Ltd Privacy Compliance C'tee Complaint Determinations
IOSPCC 2004-2005 (closed)
None


Privacy Commissioner/ OAIC Case Notes
PrivCmrA 1989–2011
AICmrCN 2011–



Privacy Commissioner/ OAIC Complaint (& or.) Determinations
PrivCmrACD 1993– 2010
AICmr 2011–
AICmrCN 2011–
Pr. Commissioner's site 1993–2004 (closed 2010)
OAIC site 2011–
FRLI 1990– (Leg. Inst: As Made, Class: Determ., filter: Privacy Act)



Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (closed, see FC)
HREOCA 1985-2001
None
EOC 1998–


Immigration Review Tribunal (defunct)
IRTA 1990-1999
None



Migration Review Tribunal (see AAT)
MRTA 1999–2015
None



National Native Title Tribunal
NNTTA 1994–
Court site 1995–



Refugee Review Tribunal (see AAT)
RRTA 1993–2015
None



Social Security Appeals Tribunal of Australia - Review of Child Support Agency (see AAT)
SSATACSA 2007–2015
None



Superannuation Complaints Tribunal of Australia
SCTA 1995–
Court site 1995–



Australian Capital Territory (A.C.T)


AustLII

Court site

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Supreme Court - Court of Appeal
ACTCA 2002–
 
ACTR 1973–
Unreps 1994–
Unreps 2002-
Supreme Court
ACTSC 1986–
Court site 1963–
 
ACTR 1973–
Unreps 1994–
Unreps 1993–
Unreps 2014– (FC)
Magistrates Court   Court Site 2005-      
Administrative Appeals Tribunal (defunct)
ACTAAT 1993-2009
None
    Unreps 1997–2009
ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal
ACAT 2009–
  Unreps 2013+ ? Unreps 2009–
Discrimination Tribunal (defunct)
ACTDT 1998-2008
None
EOC 1998–
   
Residential Tenancies Tribunal (defunct)
ACTRTT 1998-2009
None
     
Tenancy Tribunal (defunct)
ACTTT 1996-1998
None
     
Medical Board
Health Professions Tribunal
ACTMBPSP 2005-07
ACTHPT 2006-09
None      

New South Wales


AustLII

Court site

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Supreme Court
NSWSC 1993–
NSWStRp 1901-1950
Caselaw 1999

NSWLR 1971–
Unreps 1984–
Unreps (Full Bench) 1999– a few before
Supreme Court - Court of Appeal
NSWCA 1999–
Caselaw 1988–

NSWLR 1971–
Unreps 1984–
Unreps (Full Bench) 1980–
Supreme Court - Court of Criminal Appeal
NSWCCA 1998–
Caselaw 1999–

NSWLR 1971–
Unreps 1984–
Unreps (Full Bench) 1985–
Pre-1900 Superior Courts
NSW SupC 1788-1899
NSWKnoxRp 1873-75
NSWLawRp 1856-1900
University site 1788–1899 [gaps]



District Court
NSWDC 1992– (1992–2004 Pharmacist Appeals only)
Caselaw 1999–

Unreps 1985–
DCLR (NSW) 2004–
Unreps 2001–
Local Court
None
Caselaw 2002– (selected)



Drug Court
NSWDRGC 1999–
Caselaw 1999–



Land and Environment Court
NSWLEC 1987–
Caselaw 2011– (judges)
2014– (commissioners)

NSWLR 1971–
Unreps 1996–
Unreps 1983–
Administrative Decisions Tribunal (defunct, see NCAT)
NSWADT 1999–2013
Caselaw 1998– ('Divisional decisions')


Unreps 1999–2013
Administrative Decisions Tribunal Appeal Panel (defunct)
NSWADTAP 1999–2013
Caselaw 1999–



NSW Civil and Adminstrative Tribunal (NCAT) - Appeal Panel NSWCATAP 2014– Caselaw 2014–     Unreps 2014–
NCAT - Admin and Equal Opp. NSWCATAD 2014– Caselaw 2014–     Unreps 2014–
NCAT - Consumer & Commercial NSWCATCD 2014– Caselaw 2014–     Unreps 2014–
NCAT - Guardianship Div. NSWCATGD 2014– Caselaw 2014–     Unreps 2014–
NCAT - Occupational Div. NSWCATOD 2014– Caselaw 2014–     Unreps 2014–
Industrial Court NSWIC 2014– Caselaw 2006–     Unreps 2007–
Industrial Commission
NSWIRComm 1985–
Caselaw 2000–
AILR 1988–

Unreps 1999–
Chief Industrial Magistrate's Court (see NSW Local Court, Industrial Jurisdiction)
NSWCIMC 1999–2006
None (see Local Ct)
AILR 1988–


Compensation Court (defunct)
NSWCC
1985-2003
Caselaw 2001–03



Workers Compensation Commission of NSW
NSWWCCPD 2002–
(Presidential Decisions)
WCC Summaries 2009-
(also JR summaries)
NSWWCC (Arbitrators) 2002
NSWWCCMA (Medical) 2003–
NSWWCCC (Costs) 2003–



Childrens Court   CaseLaw 2011-      
Chiropractors Tribunal of NSW (defunct, see NCAT Occupational Div.)
NSWCHT 2008–2013
None


Community Services Appeals Tribunal (defunct)
NSWCSAT 1998
None



Consumer, Trade and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) (defunct, see NCAT Consumer and Commercial)
NSWCTTT 2002–2013
None



Dust Diseases Tribunal
NSWDDT 1989–
Caselaw 2001–


Dust Diseases CR 2003-
Unreps 2004–
Fair Trading Tribunal (defunct, see CTTT, now NCAT Consumer and Commercial Div.)
NSWFTT 1999-2001
None



Guardianship Tribunal of NSW (defunct, see NCAT Guardianship Div.)
NSWGT 2004–2013
None


Medical Tribunal (defunct, see NCAT Occupational DIv.)
NSWMT 2010–2013
Caselaw 1999–



Pharmacy Board (defunct, see NCAT Occupational Div.)
NSWPB 1990–2010
None



Pharmacy Tribunal of NSW (defunct, see NCAT Occupational Div.)
NSWPHT 2009–2013



Privacy Commissioner NSW
(now see NCAT Civil and Admin Div.)
NSWPrivCmr 1997–2006
Caselaw 2014– keyword 'privacy'


Nurses and Midwives Tribunal (defunct, see NCAT Occupational Div.) NSWNMT 2007–2013
None


Physiotherapists Tribunal (defunct, see NCAT Occupational Div.) NSWPYT 2007–2013 None


Psychologists Tribunal of NSW (defunct, see NCAT Occupational Div.) NSWPST 2007–2013 None


Residential Tribunal (defunct, see CTTT, now NCAT Consumer & Commercial Div.)
NSWRT 1987-2002
None



Strata Schemes Board
NSWSSB 1997–
None



Legal Services Tribunal (defunct, see ADT, now NCAT Occupational Div.)
None
Caselaw 1986-98 (offline)



Equal Opportunity Tribunal (defunct, see ADT, now NCAT Admin and EO Div.)
None
Caselaw 1995-98 (offline)
EOC 1998–


Victims Compensation Tribunal (Appeals)
None
Caselaw 1998–2005 (offline)



Transport Appeal Board None CaseLaw 2011-      

Northern Territory


AustLII

Court sites

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Supreme Court
NTSC 1986–

NTR 1979–
Unreps 1994–
Unreps (Full Bench) 1999–
Supreme Court - Court of Appeal
NTCA 2000–

NTR 1979–
Unreps
Unreps (Full Bench) 1999–
Supreme Court - Court of Criminal Appeal
NTCCA 2000–

NTR 1979–
Unreps
Unreps (Full Bench) 1999–
Anti-Discrimination Commission
NTADComm 1996–
EOC 1998–


Lands, Planning and Mining Tribunal




Magistrates Court




Mental Health Review Tribunal




Residential Tenancies Commissioner NTRTCmr 2006-



Queensland


AustLII

Court sites

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Supreme Court - Court of Appeal
QCA 1992–

QdR 1980–
Unreps 1989–
Unreps (FB) 1992–
Supreme Court
QSC 1994–

QdR 1980–
Unreps 1989–
Unreps (FB) 1981–
District Court
QDC 1998–


Unreps 2003–
Industrial Court
QIC 1999–
Government site recent decisions – last 2 months only
IRIS 1990– ($$)
AILR 1988–

 
Land Appeal Court of Queensland 2009-
QLAC 2009–



Land Court of Queensland 2009-
QLC 2009–



Planning and Environment Court
QPEC 1999–

QPELR 1996–
QLCR 1974–
QPLR 1982–
QCLLR 1864–

Anti-Discrimination Tribunal
QADT 1992–
None
EOC 1998–


Building Tribunal (defunct - see QCCT)
QBT
1994-2003
None



Body Corporate and Community Management Commissioner
QBCCMCmr 2000–
None



Civil and Administrative Tribunal
QCAT 2009–
None



Children Services Tribunal
QCST 2003–
None



Childrens Court   Court site 2004-      
Commercial and Consumer Tribunal - Lists: Architects; Body Corporate and Community Management; Building; Engineers; Gaming; Liquor; Manufactured Homes; Plumbers and Drainers; Property Agents and Motor Dealers; Retirement Villages
QCCT 2003–



Guardianship and Administration Tribunal
QGAAT 2000–
None



Industrial Relations Commission
QIRComm 1999–
Government site recent decisions – last 2 months only
IRIS 1990– ($$)
AILR 1988–

Unreps 2006–2009
Information Commissioner
QICmr 1993–



Liquor Appeals Tribunal (defunct - see QCCT)
QLAT
1992-2003
None



Property Agents and Motor Dealers Tribunal (defunct -see QCCT)
QPAMDT
2002-2003
None



Racing Appeals Authority (defunct - see QRAT)
QRAA
2002-2003
None



Racing Appeals Tribunal of Queensland
QRAT 2003–
Government site recent decisions – last 12 months



Retirement Villages Tribunal (defunct - see QCCT)
QRVT
2001-2002
None



Mental Health Court




Medical Assessment Tribunal




Heath Practitioners Tribunal




Land and Resources Tribunal of Queensland Decisions
QLRT 2000–
Government site
recent decisions – last 12 months



South Australia


AustLII

Court sites

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Supreme Court
SASC 1989–
Government site recent decisions – 1 month only

Unreps 1987–

SASR 1971-
Unreps (Full Bench) 1997–
Unreps 2010– (CCA)

District Court
SADC 1997–
Government site recent decisions – 1 month only


Unreps 2004–
Industrial Relations Court
SAIRC 1992–
Court site
2003–
AILR 1988–

Unreps 2002

Industrial Relations Commission
SAIRComm1991–
AILR 1988–

Unreps 2000–2010
Environment Resources and Development Court
SAERDC 1996–



Licensing Court
SALC 1995-



Wardens Court
SAWC 1994



Equal Opportunity Tribunal of South Australia
SAEOT 2004–
None



Liquor and Gambling Commissioner of SA SALGCmr 2002–



Residential Tenancies Tribunal
SARTT 1996–
None



Residential Tenancies Tribunal - Residential Parks
SARTTRP 2008–
None



WorkCover Levy Review Panel
SAWLRP 2000–



Workers Compensation Appeal Tribunal
SAWCAT 1991–



Workers Compensation Tribunal
SAWCT 1996–



Tasmania


AustLII

Court sites

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Supreme Court
TASSC 1987–
None

Unreps 1985–
Unreps 1999
Unreps (Full Bench) 2010–
Supreme Court - Court of Criminal Appeal
TASCCA 2010– (1987-2009 in TASSC database)
None


Unreps (Full Bench) 2000-
Pre-1900 Superior Courts
TASSupC 1824-1842
University site 1824–1843, index 1840–57



Anti-Discrimination Tribunal
TASADT 2000–
None
EOC 1998–


Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal
TASRMPAT 1994–
Court site 2006–



Resource Planning and Development Commission
TASRPDComm 2004–
Court site 2009–



Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal of Tasmania
TASWRCT 2004–
None



Victoria


AustLII

Court sites

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Supreme Court - Court of Appeal
VSC 1994–
Court site Unreps from 1970–

VR 1957–
Unreps 1984–
Unreps (Full Bench) 1998–
Supreme Court
VSCA 1998–
Court site Unreps from 1970–

VR 1957–
Unreps 1984–
Unreps 1998–
County Court
VCC 1993–




Magistrates Court
VMC 2006–
Court site 2006–



Civil and Administrative Tribunal
VCAT 1998–
Court site recent decisions – last 2 months only


Unreps 2000-
Administrative Appeals Tribunal of Victoria
AAT
1989-1999




Domestic Building Tribunal (defunct – see VCAT)
VDBT
1996-1998
None



Anti-Discrimination Tribunal (defunct - see VCAT)
VADT
1995-1998
None
EOC 1998–


Legal Profession Tribunal
(defunct - see VCAT)
VLPT
1997-2005
None



Mental Health Review Board of Victoria
VMHRB 1987–
Court site selected Statements of Reason



Office of the Victorian Privacy Commissioner
VPrivCmr 2003–
Court site 2003–



Planning Panels Victoria
PPV 2001–
None



Western Australia


AustLII

Court sites

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Supreme Court
WASC 1996–

Unreps 1987–
Unreps (Full Bench) 1998-
Supreme Court - Court of Appeal
WASCA 1998–

Unreps 1987–
Unreps (Full Bench) 1999–
Supreme Court - Court of Criminal Appeal

Unreps 1996–2004
District Court
WADC 1999–


Unreps 2002-
Criminal Injuries Compensation Assessor
WACIC 2004–
None



Industrial Relations Commission
WAIRComm 1991–
Court site 1986–
(includes Industrial Magistrate and IAC decisions)
AILR 1988–

Unreps 2005-
Unreps 2000- (Appeals)
Information Commissioner
WAICmr 1994–
Court site 1994–



Equal Opportunity Tribunal of Western Australia

Court site 2004-2005



Guardianship and Administration Board of Western Australia
WAGAB 2004–
Court site 2001-2005



Town Planning Appeal Tribunal of WA (defunct - see WASAT)
WATPAT 2003-2004
Court site 2003-2005



Western Australian State Administrative Tribunal (WASAT)
WASAT 2005–
Court site 2005–


Unreps 2005-
Strata Titles Referee of WA (defunct - see WASAT)
WASTR 2004–
Court site 2004-2005



Commonwealth Territories


AustLII

Court sites

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Norfolk Island Supreme Court
NFSC 1996–









No jurisdiction


AustLII

Source site

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Australia Domain Name Decisions
AUDND 2003–




Australian Press Council
APC 1976–




 

Table of online Case law in Subject-matter collections

- see also the Table of Legal Subject Collections and Commentary Online in Topic 3. Commentary and Secondary Sources

By Subject

AustLII

Court site

CCH

LexisNexis

Westlaw

Administrative law



ALD 1976–
Unreps 2003–
AAR 2003-
Aviation Aviation Law (3 case databases)        
Bankruptcy




Consumer law/ Consumer Credit


ASAL 1998–2012
ASC 1995-1997

ASC 1997-2012
ATPR 1974-

ACCR 1994-2004
CCTR(NSW) 2008-
Contracts




Corporations & securities


ACLS 1971–
ACLC 1971-
ACSR 1989–
ACLR 1968–

Criminal law




ACrimR 1979–
Environment, Local Government & Planning



QPELR 1996–
QPLR 1982–
LGERA 1956–
Equal opportunity / discrimination

 
EOC 1998–


Family law


DFC 1985–
FLC 1976–
FamLR 1976–

Health and health practitioner Health Practitioner Law (30+ case databases)
Sports and Medical Law AMLC 1998-    
Industrial law

AILR 1988–

IR 1981-
Intellectual property

AIPC 1998–
IPR 1982–

Insurance law


ANZIC 1998–


Motor Vehicles



MVR 1983–

Property

 
NSW Strata and Community Titles 1998–
NSWConvR 1998–
ANZ ConvR 2006-
[VicConvR]
No subscription
[QldConvR]
No subscription
BPR 1985–
QCLLR 1864-1973
QLCR 1974–
Strata TR (NSW)
LT(A)R 2007-

Superannuation


[ASC]
No subscription


Tax


ATC 1969–

ATR 1970–
Torts



Dust Diseases CR 2003-
Trade Practices Cases


ATPR 1974–



URL: http://www2.austlii.edu.au/alr/secure/tables/caselaw_table.html