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Supreme Court of Tasmania

Supreme Court Library


The Supreme Court Library is a closed access library for the use of Judges, Magistrates and court staff.


The Library has a number of specialised collections and resources, including

  • Tasmanian Unreported Judgments from 1929 -
  • Tasmanian Sentencing Comments from 1976 -
  • Tasmanian Legislation from 1826 -

Copies of material from these collections are available on request to the Librarian, either by telephoning on (03) 6233 6483 or email:


The Supreme Court Library has two databases that can be searched online:

Guides/Legal Research Questions

The Librarian has prepared a number of legal research guides which are available for downloading. Material currently available is listed below:

Finding a section of a Tasmanian Act that has been judicially considered

Finding second reading speeches for Tasmanian Acts

Finding the commencement date for a Tasmanian Act

Tasmanian Legislation Database: An Introduction

Using the Point in Time Feature of the Tasmanian Legislation Database