Section 117: Rights of residents in States

A subject of the Queen, resident in any State, shall not be subject in any other State to any disability or discrimination which would not be equally applicable to him if he were a subject of the Queen resident in such other State.


  • Street v Queensland Bar Association [1989] HCA 53

  • Daniel Reynolds "Defining the limits of s 117 of the Constitution: the need for a theory of the role of States" (2021) 44(2) UNSW Law Journal 786