Note: Cases with citation CLR are only available on Westlaw.
Given a case citation, example:
Chappel v Hart  195 CLR 232
Check Cardiff Index for the jurisdiction.
The Commonwealth Law Reports (CLR) are the authorised reports of decisions of the High Court of Australia.
For Australian cases, use the CaseBase tool available on LexisNexis Australia.
Input the citation into CaseBase as shown below.
While a number of results with parallel citations will appear, the CLR report will not be available on LexisNexis. This is as CLR is ony available on WestLaw.
Parallel reports can thus be used:
Alternatively, you can use WestLaw to search for the case. Select the "Australian cases" database, and input the case name in the search box:
While a large number of results may be returned especially if the case is one that is frequently cited, it will be linked to the original case.
There are a great number of Law Reports in Australia. A case can be cited in a number of Law reports.
Chappel v Hart is cited in: (1998) 195 CLR 232; (1998) 156 ALR 517; (1998) 72 ALJR 1344;  14 Leg Rep 2; (1998) Aust Torts Reports 81-492;  HCA 55; BC9804342
Which is the best report?
There is a standing hierarchy as to the court's preferred citations.
1. Official law reports
|High Court of Australia||CLR|
|Federal Court of Australia||FCR|
|Australia Capital Territories||ACTR/ACTLR|
|New South Wales||SR (NSW)/ NSWR/ NSWLR|
|Northern Territory||NTR/ NTLR|
|Queensland||QSR / Qd R|
|South Australia||SALR/ SASR|
|Tasmania||Tas LR/ Tas SR/ Tas R|
|Western Australia||WALR/ WAR|
2. Parallel reports by non-official law reports.
3. Unreported judgments
See more here.