Australian Indigenous Law Review

The Australian Indigenous Law Review ('AILR') is unique in Australian legal publishing. It brings current issues in Australian law and policy together with developments affecting Indigenous peoples around the world. The AILR has been published since 1996, with Volumes 1 through to 10 published as the Australian Indigenous Law Reporter. A full-text archive of these volumes, along with more recent editions, are available here.

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The above search takes you to the AustLII database, or alternatively you can browse AILR content on Informit and HeinOnline
Note: Informit and HeinOnline have current content available immediately while AustLII currently has a 12-month or longer time lag.

Call for Papers 

The AILR is currently welcoming submissions to be considered for inclusion in upcoming issues. Submissions can be on any legal topic of special relevance to Indigenous peoples, in Australia and around the world. 

To Contribute

To read about how you can contribute to this publication please refer to our contribution page


The General Editor of the AILR is Dr Leon Terrill

Enquiries can be sent to

Student Editors
Student editors are given the opportunity through a law internship with the Indigenous Law Centre to participate directly in the production process for the AILR.  As a Law elective, these positions are credited (6 UOC). To learn more please refer to the internship overview.


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