Business, Law & Consumer Information

ABI/Inform Global - Management and business journals for professionals and students.

Aboriginal Legal Service - Provides legal advice and court representation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men, women and children in NSW and ACT.

ACORN - Provides advice on how to recognise and report different types of cybercrime.

AustLII - Australia's most popular free online resource for Australian legal information.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Access to statistics and products including census data and key national indicators.

Australian Standards - Complete collection of Australian Standards. Available in our libraries only.

Choice Online - Includes tests, reviews, and articles on consumer products and services, as well as an index to the printed edition and online community forums. Available in our libraries only.

eSafety - Provides information to parents and children to promote safe and positive online experience. It also operates a complaints service for young people who face serious cyber bullying and investigates illegal online content exploiting children.


Find Legal Answersuseful links, plain language guides, pamphlets, books and lawyers tools.

Gale Virtual Reference Library - eBooks that include employment selection and psychometric tests.

Hunter Valley Research Foundation - Publications and reports on economic, environmental and social indicators relating to the Hunter region.

My Career Match - An engaging online career planning and resume building tool for Library members.

Mental Health Rights Manual - This manual brings together vital information crucial to anyone having to navigate the mental health system.

Newcastle Community Profile - Demographic analysis for the City and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing.

Newcastle Economic Profile - Statistics about Newcastle's economy, industry and employment.

National Construction Code (NCC)  - Formerly the Building Code of Australia (BCA), now freely available through this website. The NCC also now includes plumbing standards. Register to gain full access.

NSW Government Gazettes - Proclamations, regulations, government notices, private legal advertisements and other matters required to be published in the Government Gazette, from 2001 onwards.

NSW Legislation - Current and historical NSW Acts, Regulations, and environmental planning instruments.

NSWOFT Channel - Fair Trading YouTube channel showing short videos on consumer rights, buying and selling real estate, tenancy information, shopping scams and more. Some videos are available in languages other than English.

The Law Handbook - All chapters from the 13th edition are now available online. 

The Tenant's Rights Manual - Produced by the Tenants' Union of NSW especially for tenants and people who work with tenants on issues to do with renting.