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An Overview of the AustLII Project

The Australasian Legal Information Institute provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials. AustLII is one of the largest sources of legal materials on the net, with over 20 gigabytes of raw text materials and over four million searchable documents. AustLII publishes public legal information: that is, primary legal materials (legislation, treaties and decisions of courts and tribunals); and secondary legal materials created by public bodies for purposes of public access (law reform and royal commission reports etc). AustLII's policy agenda is to convince parliaments, governments, courts, law reform bodies and other public institutions to make legal materials they control available free via the Internet.

What is in the AustLII Collection ?

The AustLII collection contains full-text databases of most Australian Court and Tribunal decisions and legislation. Current databases include Commonwealth, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Teritory, Queensland South Australian Tasmanian, Victorian and Western Australian, legislation and regulations, most federal courts (High Court, Federal Court, Family Court, AAT etc) and most state courts and tribunals. AustLII also includes a number of more specialised (subject specific) databases, an extensive law reform collection, a growing law journal collection as well as the most comprehensive index to Australian law on the Net.

Who uses AustLII ?

AustLII is used by a multitude of people who access over 800,000 pages per day. Our usage statistics indicate that AustLII's users span the whole community, including the educational, government and commercial (predominantly legal) sectors.

How is AustLII Funded ?

AustLII is operated jointly by the Faculties of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW). AustLII relies on the generosity of its contributors to operate. To make a tax deductible contribution, please use our online contribution form. For details of AustLII's current funding sources, refer to the Funding Sources page.

AustLII's Technical Innovations

AustLII's approach to computerising legal materials is based on 25 years of research and development. Technical innovations by AustLII researchers include:

AustLII is committed to continuing research in computerisation of law, and its researchers have received a series of Australian Research Council grants for research on text retrieval, hypertext, inferencing, point-in-time legislation, indexing and litigation support.

Contacting AustLII

For details of how to contact AustLII, please refer to our contact page.

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