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Property and Real Estate

Property Law

The aim of this page is to provide you with information on law resources that may be useful during Property and Real Estate Studies. For more detailed content please explore the Law and Legal Research Hub.



Property and Real Estate is impacted by State and Federal Legislation. The below table includes sites for the official versions State and Federal Legislation in addition to useful Databases and Websites.

The following Commonwealth, State and Territory government sites contain the official versions of each jurisdiction's legislation.

LawNow via Lexis Advance - search legislation, cases and commentary, from one site. Covers all Australian jurisdictions and includes Australia’s largest collection of historical legislation.

Lawlex Legislation from all Australian jurisdictions.  Guest access only.
AustLII Primary and secondary legal material from all Australian jurisdictions. Open access.

Legify This website helps you find the authoritative version of almost 14,000 Australian Acts and Regulations, instantly and direct from the legislative publishers of the Commonwealth, States and Territories. Open access.
WorldLII Primary and secondary legal materials from AustLII; BAILII; CanLII; HKLII; LII (Cornell); and PacLII. Open access.

Locating Cases

Case law, or common law, can be described as the principle of law arising from the decisions, and reasons for decisions, made by judges in court.

Search these databases for Australian Case Law:

For additional information on searching for cases, please look at the Researching Case Law Resource Guide.

Referencing - The AGLC

The  Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC) is available in the library and online. Deakin Library has a comprehensive guide to referencing using the AGLC.




Bench TV

Bench TV is a library resource with videos exploring legal topics. Videos related to Property and Real Estate can be found in the following topics: