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AGLC4 referencing style: Cases

This guide provides basic information on formatting references according to the Australian Guide to Legal Citation (4th ed.)

Cases

Elements of a reported case citation

Example Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs v Teoh (1995) 183 CLR 273 , 280
Element Case Name Year Volume Law Report Series Starting Page Pinpoint
AGLC Rule 2.1 2.2.1 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.2.4 2.2.5

Cases

Material Type

(AGLC Rule)

Footnote Example

 Bibliography Example

Reported Judgments

(Rule 2)

1 Chamberlain v The Queen (No 2) (1984) 153 CLR 521.

Chamberlain v The Queen (No 2) (1984) 153 CLR 521


 

Nydam v The Queen [1977] VR 430.

Nydam v The Queen [1977] VR 430

 

DPP (WA) v Silbert (2000) 112 A Crim R 88

DPP (WA) v Silbert (2000) 112 A Crim R 88

 

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v C G Berbatis Holdings Pty Ltd (2003) 214 CLR 51. 

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v C G Berbatis Holdings Pty Ltd (2003) 214 CLR 51

Unreported Decisions with a Medium Neutral Citation (more info here)

(Rule 2.3.1)

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZIAI [2009] HCA 39.

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship v SZIAI [2009] HCA 39

Unreported Decisions without a Medium Neutral Citation (more info here)

(Rule 2.3.2)

1 York v Rowe (Supreme Court of Western Australia, Franklyn J, 18 January 1991) 1.

York v Rowe (Supreme Court of Western Australia, Franklyn J, 18 January 1991) 1

 

Note: Case citators (such as CaseBase and KeyCite) are tools to find citations (such as cases, legislation, journal articles, etc.), but they are not 'referenceable' in their own right. 

More info about citing cases

For more information about deciphering case citations, including unreported judgments, visit our Case Law guide

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