The Australian Guide to Legal Citation is a referencing style for legal citations that consists of:
- Citations in the body of the page, using a superscript (raised) number
- A list of footnotes at the bottom (foot) of each page, for all citations on that page
- Possibly a bibliography (ask your instructor or publisher). If a bibliography is required it should be provided at the end of the paper and give details of each source mentioned in the text, as well as details of other sources consulted in preparing the paper
Important! What to do if your source doesn’t match any the available templates:
See page xiii of the guide: “when there is no rule for a particular source in the AGLC, users should attempt to adapt the closest fitting rule”. In other words, find the reference type that most closely matches your source and adapt it according to the general AGLC rules.
Check with your unit chair, lecturer or tutor to determine if you are required to compile a bibliography for your assignment.
In a bibliography, list all works referred to both in footnotes and in the body of your assignment, as well as all works consulted in writing your assignment.
Note that details provided in the bibliography are almost identical to details provided in the footnotes, with the following exceptions:
The formatting of authors' names in bibliographic entries also differs from footnotes:
Note that the only examples of bibliographic entries provided are in this section of the guide. All other examples in this guide are footnotes.
AGLC sample bibliography
Bell, Justine et al, 'Legal Frameworks for Unique Ecosystems: How can the EPBC Act Offsets Policy Address the Impact of Development on Seagrass?' () 31 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 34
Boros, Elizabeth, 'Virtual Shareholder Meetings: Who Decides How Companies Make Decisions' () 28 Melbourne University Law Review
Cryer, Robert et al, An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure (Cambridge University Press, ) 87
Rooney, Greg, 'Mediation and the Rise of Relationship Contracting: A Decade of Change for Lawyers' () 76(10) Law Institute Journal 40
Tooher, Joycey, and Bryan Dwyer, Introduction to Property Law (LexisNexis Butterworths, 5th ed, )
Weerasooria, W S, Bank Lending and Securities in Australia (Butterworths, )
Breen v Williams () CLR 71
Hospital Products Ltd v United States Surgical Corporation () CLR 41
Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) v Mimer (Ion ) Pty Ltd () 24 NSWLR
Victoria Park Racing and Recreation Grounds Co Ltd v Taylor () 58 CLR
Banking Act (Cth)
Supreme Court Act (Vic)
Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, opened for signature 1 July , UNTS (entered into force 5 March )
The Financial Ombudsman Service, 'Insurance Policy Excesses and Financial Difficulty' () 3 Circular Edition <dfknj.wz.cz>
Internet Patent News Service, Patent Database, Patenting Arts and Entertainment <dfknj.wz.cz>
'Little Corporate Appeal in Green Bottom Line', Business, The Age (Melbourne), 6 June , 4
Whinnett, Ellen, 'Industry Poll Reverses Greens' Survey Forestry Offensive', The Mercury (Hobart) 25 September , 3