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AGLC4: Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition:  About AGLC4

UON library guide to AGLC4: Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition

AGLC Style


The Newcastle Law School requires work to be cited using the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition (AGLC4) published by Melbourne University in 2018.

The AGLC4 Style is commonly used by legal practitioners, academics and law students in Australia. It is a footnote style that features numbered footnotes in the text, supplemented by an optional bibliography at the end of the document. The bibliography is sectional and may include the work you consulted but not directly cited in the text or footnotes.

This guide provides general rules for footnote citations and bibliography, and instructions for citing a range of legal sources such as case law, legislationbooksarticles and more.

For details, follow the links under How to cite on the left of each page, or use the site index there. 


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Please Note:

This brief guide is based on the Australian Guide to Legal Citation 4th edition. It provides general guidelines only focusing on Australian materials. Students should consult the full AGLC4 manual online for more information and always check their Course Outline for any variations required or consult their lecturers or tutors.

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