• If citing legal material sourced online, a full internet address should be included.
• When citing unreported cases, the year should be enclosed in square brackets.
• When citing legislation, the jurisdiction should be enclosed in round brackets.
• Source commencement / in force date from the Act to indicate which version is referenced
• When citing Hansard, If the speaker holds a position within a ministry or shadow ministry that is particularly relevant, this can be included in the citation.
• Source all Australia legislation (Acts) using Legify
• Source Commonwealth Bills from the Federal Register of Legislation
• Source State Bills from the Parliament links on the Federal Register of Legislation for each State
• How to Source Permanent / Shareable URLs for works sourced from subscription databases
Standard format for citation
Parties Names. Year. Volume (if any) Series Abbreviation Starting Page Number. Internet address, if applicable.
Parties Names. [Year]. Unique Court Identifier Judgment Number. Date, Starting Page Number. Internet address, if applicable.
Title Year (Jurisdiction). Commencement Date. Internet address, if applicable.
Jurisdiction. House. Year. Parliamentary Debates. Date, Starting Page. Speaker, Relevant Position Title, if applicable. Internet address, if applicable.
Coleman v Richards. 1941. 43 WALR 21.
KJS v The Queen. . WASC 14, 30. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/wa/WASC/2016/14.html.
Domicile Act 1982 (Cth). January 25 2019. https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C2004A02560.
Dog Act 1976 (WA). August 27, 2022. https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/law_a230.html.
Australia. House of Representatives. 2016. Parliamentary Debates. February 29, 2361. Clare O’Neil. http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/genpdf/chamber/hansardr/3e7fc91c-2a08-4853-95e3-77e2c5b615c5/0034/hansard_frag.pdf.
Western Australia. Legislative Council. 2016. Parliamentary Debates. February 25, 821. Col Holt, Minister for Housing. http://www.parliament.wa.gov.au/Hansard/hansard.nsf/0/15682C5E67E9EC5048257F68001D11B7/$File/C39%20S1%2020160225%20All.pdf.