For assistance with legal research, consider contacting the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) 

LIAC is a specialist information service run by the State Library of NSW and is free for NSW residents.

LIAC provides legal research assistance through specialist librarians based at the State Library.


LIAC’s Head Office in the NSW State Library holds a range of environmental law texts in hard copy. Through the computers at LIAC’s research centre in the State Library, you can also gain online access to an extensive number of legal research materials (e.g. planning and environmental law loose-leaf services).

Rural and remote access

Many public libraries across NSW have some environmental law texts in their collections. You can also contact LIAC by email or phone and their librarians will discuss how they can assist with online access to more detailed legal research materials if necessary.

For more information on legal research at LIAC

Visit LIAC’s website, or call the LIAC Head Office at the State Library of NSW in Sydney on (02) 9273 1558 Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, and Sunday 1.30pm am to 5.00 pm (closed on Saturdays).

Email: [email protected]

Fax: (02) 9273 1250

Post: Legal Information Access Centre State Library of New South Wales Macquarie St Sydney NSW 2000

For more information about legal resources and research, see How do I Gather Information?.

This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.