A case citation is the system used to organise, identify and locate a case. Citations vary depending on whether the case is reported or unreported. Case citations are a convenient, standard way of abbreviating the name and publication details of a case. Each case has its ow, unique citations(s).
CCH Intelliconnect provides access to the following case law sources:
If you are looking for a specific case, type all or part of the citation into the search box at the top of the page.
Westlaw AU provides access to FirstPoint (case citator), Unreported Judgments, and the following report series:
Lexis Advance Pacific provides access to Unreported Judgments and the following report series:
To search for Australian case law in Lexis CaseBase:
BarNet JADE (Judgments and Decisions Enhanced) is a free caselaw and legislation database. JADE can be used to search for or browse Australian legislation and court and tribunal decisions, and receive alerts of new decisions and court digests. Jade has digitised copies of the Commonwealth Law Reports (CLRs) from 1903-1952.
A basic JADE account is free for anyone. You need to register to use all of JADE's free features. Law students can also receive free access to the enhanced features of JADE Professional from their university email address, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A case citation is a standard way of uniquely describing a case. It is important to adhere to the rules of citation so that the cases to which you refer can be easily identified and located by others.
Case citators provide information on where to find cases. The citator lists all of the report series in which a case is reported, and includes information on: