Court cases in Australia

Find information about court cases, including law reports, judgments, newspaper articles, police records and commentaries.

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This guide describes how to start your search for information about court cases. It explains how to find law reports, court records (including judgments and transcripts), police records, newspaper reports and other commentaries. It focuses on Victorian and Commonwealth cases.


Staff at the State Library of Victoria do not offer legal advice. Every effort is made to provide up to date, accurate and relevant legal information but this is not intended to replace qualified legal advice.

This guide includes information about finding legal advice.

The new law courts William Street, Melbourne 1870     H17927

The new law courts (William Street, Melbourne 1870) H17927

 The Lamont will case in the Equity Court IAN29/06/81

The Lamont will case in the Equity Court (1881) IAN29/06/81

At the Law Courts. [picture]. (1887) A/S06/09/87/140

At the Law Courts (1887) A/S06/09/87/140