Australian Capital Territory
What can you access in print?
Locate the material you need through the GovPubs list, and click on the link which shows the item and date you need.
Select NLA to find the "Amicus number" to use in the National Library Catalogue search. You can then request the item.
Please note that GovPubs is no longer being maintained and updated. It is still a useful guide to printed publications and includes tips on where to find items in State Libraries and the National Library.
To search for law works with the subject of Australian Capital Territory, select the Browse alphabetically tab, then subjects: Law -- Australian Capital Territory
What can you access online?
The Directorate and agencies under the portfolio provide services to the entire Canberra community in areas of: justice, emergency preparedness and response, regulation of many consumer and business activities, and protection of rights.
Access to the Supreme Court, Magistrates Court (including the Coroner's Court and Children's Court) and the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
- The Magistrates Court handles less serious criminal matters and civil disputes up to a jurisdictional limit of $250,000.
- The Supreme Court is the superior court in the ACT and hears and determines criminal and civil matters, including appeals from the Magistrates Court and the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
- The ACAT provides a forum for the determination of civil disputes, requests for review of administrative decisions and professional and occupational disciplinary matters.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) was granted self-government in 1988 with the first Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory coming into being in 1989. Before self-government, the ACT was administered by the Federal Parliament. The ACT Legislative Assembly has responsibility for state/territory functions such as health, education and the administration of justice as well as the local government functions such as roads, libraries and waste collection.
Here you can watch the Assembly, find full text of bills, speeches, committee reports, information on members, Hansard and other publications.
Access to full text of acts as made, consolidated acts, bills and legislative instruments.