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Westlaw Australia Guide - How to find a case by citation

Last Published: January 14, 2020

The global search bar at the top of every page allows you to run different types of searches from a single location.

Find an individual case by citation

  1. Enter the citation number into the global search bar, e.g., 2019 VSCA 251.
    As you begin typing, the type ahead feature will provide the case in the drop-down.
    Note: Westlaw will also accept parallel citations, e.g., 2000 60 ALD 788.
  2. Select the case in the drop-down to display the case.

Find multiple cases by citations

  1. Type the citations separated by semicolons into the global search bar, and click Search, e.g., 56 FCR 92; 2018 FCA 1701; 2012 QSC 329.
  2. Save your results to folders or email, print, or download by ticking the check boxes next to the titles and then selecting the document delivery icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click on the PDF icon(s) to download the original judgment.
  4. Click on the case name to open the individual case.

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