ALLA History

Established in 1969, the Association has grown from an informal group of six interested law librarians to a national association with over 500 members in all states and territories. ALLA represents librarians and information professionals working in courts, universities, government departments, law firms and professional associations.

In September 2006 members voted on a special resolution to change the name of the then Australian Law Librarians' Group (ALLG) to the Australian Law Librarians' Association (ALLA) - this became official on October 26th, 2006.

We are a national association with Divisions in Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. The national entity is a company limited by guarantee registered in 2012 as Australian Law Librarians' Association Ltd.