Australian Guide to Legal Citation (AGLC)

Why reference

Referencing is an essential part of academic communication, serving these main purposes:

  • To support claims, arguments, and assertions in your work
  • To show evidence of reading and research
  • To give credit to the authors of any material that you have referred to in your work
  • To help readers find the sources of information you have cited
  • To ensure academic integrity and avoid accusations of plagiarism

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AGLC referencing style

AGLC 4th Edition


The AGLC (Australian Guide to Legal Citation) referencing style is the standard style used in Australian law

reports, legal journals, and legal literature generally. It is currently in its 4th edition and is usually known as AGLC 4th. This is the official style used in the Faculty of Law at UTS.

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