The Victorian Reports

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Little William Bourke (LWB) is the licensee of the Council of Law Reporting in Victoria, which produces the Victorian Reports.

LWB has published the Victorian Reports in print and online since 2016. The Victorian Reports are available for purchase as bound volumes, a digital subscription, and on a pay-per-view basis.

These authorised law reports have been published in various series since the 1860s. This Victorian Reports website contains the full text of all Victorian Reports since 1905, the most comprehensive collection fully indexed and linked. To get started, simply search, subscribe or browse.

This site has been created by the BarNet JADE team for Little William Bourke, the licensee of the Council of Law Reporting in Victoria. The Council first published the Victorian Law Reports in 1875. Since 1957 the series has been known as the Victorian Reports.

The Value and Significance of the Victorian Reports

The Council first published the Victorian Law Reports in 1875 - since 1957 the series has been known as the Victorian Reports.

The value and significance of the Victorian Reports is that they publish important cases in a form authorized by the judges of the Court – that is, for each reported case, the judge or judges have reviewed and approved the summary of the case, as well as having revised and approved any editing of the reasons for judgment in the form published in the Victorian Reports.

For more information about the creation of the Victorian Reports and the Council of Law Reporting in Victoria, see The Victorian Reports - an introduction by the Editor of the Victorian Reports.