Who We Are & What We Do
AustLII is Australia's online free-access resource for Australian legal information, serving the needs of a multitude of users with over 700,000 hits daily. AustLII is a joint facility of the UTS and UNSW Faculties of Law. AustLII relies on the generosity of its contributors to operate. To make a tax deductible contribution please use our contribution form.
What does AustLII do?
The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) provides free internet access to Australasian legal materials. AustLII's broad public policy agenda is to improve access to justice through better access to information. To that end, we have become one of the largest sources of legal materials on the net, with 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 for example) and a substantial collection of law journals.
Legal Information on AustLII
AustLII maintains its own collections of primary materials: legislation and court judgments ("case law"). Some legal training or familiarity with the subject matter is sometimes required to make use of these documents.
Alternatively, AustLII also has a collection of secondary materials: commentaries and summaries on the law. This includes large projects such as the Australiasian Law Reform Library, the Australasian Law Journals Library and many others.
Help on using AustLII is available. See the AustLII User Guide for a quick overview of how to use the system.