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Name v Name (Year) Volume Law Report Series Abbreviation Starting Page
Name v Name [Year] Law Report Series Abbreviation, Starting Page
Name v Name [Year] Unique Court Identifier Judgement Number
Name v Name (Court, Judge(s), Full Date)
Volumes of law report series are organised by either year or by volume number. Where a law report series is organised by volume number, the year in which the decision was handed down should appear in round brackets '( )'.
Where the volumes of a law report series are organised by year, the year of the volumes in which the case is reported should appear in square brackets '[ ]'.
When citing individuals, use only their surnames.
Where the case involves more than one action, only the first action should be cited
Reference List Examples
Decisions from a Law Report Series
Use this format for reported cases
Theophanus v Herald & Weekly Times Ltd (1994) 182 CLR 104
Nydam v The Queen  VR 430
Decisions with a Medium Neutral Citation
Use this format for cases from AustLII and websites such as the Psychology Board of NSW
Quarmby v Keating  TASSC 80
Health Care Complaints Commission v Wardle (No 2)  NSWCATAD 74
Jones v Psychology Board of Australia  QCAT 162
Re Stone  PRBD (Vic) 8
Unreported Decisions Without a Medium Neutral Citation
This format is used for older cases which are not published in a law report series or available online.
Ross v Chambers (Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, Kriewaldt J, 5 April 1956)
In Text Elements: Report Series & Decisions
(Name v Name, Year, Pinpoint)
Name v Name (Year, Pinpoint)
Where needed, pinpoint references should appear as paragraph or page numbers as shown in the decision or report.