This database provides a searchable collection of:

  • High Court judgments from 2000 to the present.
  • High Court judgments from 1948 to 1999.
  • Scanned copies of the judgments comprised in the first 100 Commonwealth Law Reports.

  • High Court judgments from 2000 to the present

    Judgments are published on the day they are delivered and are provided in both pdf and rtf format.
    These Judgments, along with pre-2000 decisions are also available on the BarNet Jade and AustLII websites. Further information about each case, including the parties' written submissions, transcript of the hearing and judgment summaries, are available from the High Court website at cases heard.

    High Court judgments from 1948 to 1999

    Thomson Reuters has provided to the High Court of Australia a licence to reproduce on the High Court of Australia website, judgments, associated catchwords and judgment details drawn from the Commonwealth Law Reports and Australian Law Journal Reports published during the years 1948-1999. Headnotes for the judgments have not been provided.

    One to 100 CLRs

    The OpenLaw project (a BarNet Jade initiative) scanned the first 100 Commonwealth Law Reports. These scanned reports, together with associated meta-data extracted from the cases using the technology powering Jade has been provided to the High Court for its use.