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Australian Law: Free online resources

Free access to law


In Australia, there is a large range of legal material freely available online including case law, legislation, treaties and selected secondary sources. This guide outlines a range of resources you can utilise after you complete your studies at Melbourne Law School.

Icons/ trademarks of various free online resources.`


Legal information institutes around the world that are signatories to the Declaration on Free Access to Law.

Popular open access law resources


There are a range of organisations that provide a range of tools, resources and legal help, which are available to the public. These organisation also produce legal resources useful to legal practitioners or individuals undertaking their own legal research.

AustLII trademark

AustLII is a popular online free-access resource for Australian and New Zealand legal information. AustLII's agenda is to improve access to justice through better access to information.

Victoria Law Foundation delivers education, grants and research to build a better justice system. They also produce Everyday-Law, which draws together legal information produced across Victoria.

Victoria Legal Aid trademark of square, surrounded by circle

Victoria Legal Aid help people with their legal problems in areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters. Legal Aid also run community education and projects to help build knowledge in the community.

Justice Connect trademark of three linked triangles

Justice Connect aims to build a fairer and better society by providing the free legal help, self-help tools, or legal resources.