Answered By: Alisha Nolan
Last Updated: 30 May 2017     Views: 31

To access Legislation databases, go to the Law Subject Guide by clicking on Library and Subject Guides on the Library homepage, then select Law. Once you are in the Law Guide, go to the Primary Materials tab and select Find Legislation. Legislation databases are listed on this page.

Federal Register of Legislation

Federal Register of Legislation is a free online resource and provides the most complete and up-to-date collection of Commonwealth legislation.

To find Commonwealth Legislation:

  1. Go to Legislative instruments on the left hand side of the navigation bar.

  2. For current legislation, select In force. For historical legislation, select No longer in force.

  3. Legislation can be searched using the filter on the left hand side, or using the relevant alphabetical listing for the legislation on the right hand side e.g. “In” for Income Tax Assessment (1936 Act) Regulation 2015.

To find State and Territory Legislation:

  • For state legislation, go to Help and select Links to other sources of Australian Law under Other Jurisdictions. You will be redirected to the relevant state or territory government site to access legislation.

  • For territory legislations, go to Help, select Territories under Legislative information.

 LexisNexis AU

   1. Using the QUICKFIND tool on the LexisNexis AU homepage, enter the title of the legislation required into the        Legislation by Title search box. Then click Find.

  • You can also search for a section by entering the section number into the Provision search box.
  • E.g. Corporations Act 2001 Section 117

   2. Select the correct legislation from the results list. Once you have opened the legislation, you can navigate        through the different sections using the left hand menu.

   3. To find related cases and commentary for a particular section in the legislation, click on the fast forward        button.

Further instructions on finding legislation in LexisNexis AU is detailed in the video below.


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