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Locating Judgments

Many decisions are made by courts and tribunals each day. The decisions that are made, transcribed and released are called judgments. Not all decisions made by the court are released as written judgments.

Victorian Judgments

The Supreme Court of Victoria Library is responsible for publishing Victorian Supreme Court and Victorian Court of Appeal judgments. Judgments are accessible via the Law Library of Victoria website and catalogue.

Supreme Court judgments, as well as judgments for other Victorian courts and tribunals are also accessible via free online databases such as AustLII and Jade.


Commonwealth Judgments

Australian federal court judgments can be accessed via their respective websites.

High Court of Australia judgments

Federal Court of Australia judgments

Family Court of Australia judgments

Federal Circuit Court of Australia judgments

These judgments, as well as judgments for other Commonwealth and State courts and tribunals are also accessible from free online databases such as AustLII and Jade.


Courts in Other States

Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales

Northern Territory


South Australia (Only most recent 2 months, then links to AustLII)

Tasmania (Judgments information with links to AustLII)

Western Australia


More information

For more information about judgments and the conventions for citing them, see the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (published by the University of Melbourne) and the Court Cases in Australia Guide (published by the State Library of Victoria).

For more information about the Council of Law Reporting in Victoria, see this summary.