AustLii: Australasian Legal Information Institute 

The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) provides free internet access to Australian legal materials. AustLII's broad public policy agenda is to improve access to justice through better access to information. To that end, we have become one of the largest sources of legal materials on the net, with over seven gigabytes of raw text materials and over 1.5 million searchable documents. AustLII publishes public legal information -- that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports for example). You will find these materials listed under AustLII Databases.

Federal Register of Legislation

Incorporates the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) is the legal information retrieval system owned by the Australian Attorney-General's Department. Federal Register of Legislation is an integral part of the Australian Law Online initiative to bring low or no-cost access to the law for the community.

Federal Register of Legislation contains:

  • Commonwealth primary legislation, as well as other ancillary documents and information, in electronic form, and  
  • the new Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) that was established on 1 January 2005 under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 as the authoritative source for legislative instruments and compilations of legislative instruments.  
  • As new, up-to-date compilations are added to Federal Register of Legislation and the FRLI, the previous compilations are retained as Historical Data. If you want to see an item of legislation as it looked at a particular date, the historical data is the place to look. The historical data also includes legislation of the Commonwealth that is no longer in force.

The Law and Justice Foundation

The Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales is a statutory body incorporated in New South Wales by the Law and Justice Foundation Act 2000 (NSW). The Law Foundation improves the community's access to the law and the legal system. The Foundation Law provides access to Australian court lists, judgments, legislation and other Australian legal information.

Everyday-Law

Everyday-Law provides easy-to understand legal information in one spot. It is a good place to start to solve your legal problems and find free or low-cost legal advice in Victoria. It is a Victoria Law Foundation initiative funded by the Legal Services Board Public Purpose Fund.

Everyday-Law can assist people with the following referral points:

  • answer a legal question
  • find free or low-cost legal help
  • understand how the legal system operates.

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