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Legal research links

This is a brief guide to web sites which you can use as a starting point for researching South Australian and Australian federal law. The Legal research Gateway sites also provide access to legal materials from other Australian jurisdictions.

South Australian Laws

South Australian legislation -
This site contains SA Acts and Regulations. Both the current consolidations (as the legislation stands today) and some prior versions are available. The site also includes Bills, as introduced to either house and as passed

Subject Index to SA legislation - 
Use this site to find the names of Acts which relate to a particular topic

Commonwealth Laws

Federal Register of Legislation -
Database maintained by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and covers legislation of the Commonwealth and Territories.

Legal research gateway sites

AustLII (Australasian Legal Information Institute) -
AustLII contains legislation, case law (copies of legal decisions) and other Australian legal materials. Also an access point to legal materials from many other countries

Court sites

Courts Administration Authority (SA) -
Supreme Court judgments, cause lists, sentencing remarks, rules and forms

South Australian Employment Tribunal -
Awards, judgments, general info

Family Court of Australia -
Brochures, forms, do-it-yourself kits, guide to proceedings (info in many languages)

Federal Circuit Court of Australia (formerly Federal Magistrates Court of Australia) -

Federal Court of Australia -

High Court of Australia -

Government Sites

SA Government -
Entry point for all SA government departments and agencies

Australian Government - (
Links to Commonwealth government departments and services

Parliament Sites

South Australian Parliament -
Information about Houses of Parliament and Committees. Lists of Members of parliament. Hansard transcripts ( also called Parliamentary debates)

Federal Parliament -
Information about House of Representatives and Senate. Committees information and reports. Members of parliament. Hansard transcripts.