Queensland Law Reports
The Queensland Reports contains the authorised reports of the key decisions of the Supreme Court of Queensland. This set of reports commenced in 1902 and continues to the present day. It contains a selection of the key decisions of the Supreme Court, as corrected and approved by the deciding Judges. A full set of the Queensland Reports is presently available only in printed format, as a set of over 100 bound volumes. Printed sets of the Queensland Reports are available in public law libraries throughout Australia and overseas. They may also be purchased from the ICLRQ. New instalments of the Queensland Reports are issued by the ICLRQ to subscribers every month. These instalments are republished in bound volumes twice a year, adding about 1200 pages of reported judgments to the Queensland Reports annually.
The annual volumes prior to 1972 also incorporate a supplementary series – the Queensland Weekly Notes - which record shorter points decided by the Court, particularly practice decisions.
The reported decisions of the Supreme Court of Queensland prior to 1902 are also presently available only in a printed format, as a set of 8 bound volumes. These comprise the Queensland Supreme Court Reports (1859-1881), the Queensland Law Reports (1876-1878) and the Queensland Law Journal Reports (1881-1901). These are also available in public law libraries throughout Australia and overseas, and may be purchased from the ICLRQ.
It is the policy of the ICLRQ to further develop its own website, so that online access to the full set of the Queensland Reports, and all earlier reported Queensland judgments, is readily available to the courts, the legal profession and the public on a not-for-profit basis. It is hoped that this will be achieved in 2014. At present, however, the volumes of the Queensland Reports from 1974 can only be accessed online through one of Australia’s principal subscription-based legal websites –
The general body of recent unreported judgments of the Supreme Court of Queensland are available, free of charge, on the Supreme Court of Queensland Library website – New judgments are generally posted on this website on the same day as they are delivered. This website includes printable PDF images of all Court of Appeal judgments (from 1992) and Trial Division judgments (from 2000). A similar collection is available, free of charge, on the Austlii website – This collection includes a full collection of Trial Division judgments from 1995. The website provides subscribers with a database of unreported Supreme Court of Queensland judgments which extends back to 1975.