The Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for the State of Queensland was incorporated on 7 November 1907, under the Companies Act 1863, as a company limited by guarantee.

The origins of the ICLRQ, however, may be traced to the period immediately after Federation. At that time, Sir Samuel Griffith was the Chief Justice of Queensland and the Chairman of the Supreme Court Library Committee. Under Griffith’s leadership, the Supreme Court Library established a Council of Law Reporting to publish authorised law reports of the Supreme Court of Queensland based upon the English model. These reports – originally called the State Reports of Queensland – began to be published in 1902. The ICLRQ was incorporated to succeed the original Council in carrying on this function in 1907.