Legal Deposit - Victoria

Service summary

The statutory obligation of legal deposit requires publishers to deposit copies of their publications in libraries in the country in which they are published. A copy of any work published in Australia must be deposited with the National Library of Australia and the Victorian State Library. Legal deposit of the material is the responsibility of the publisher or author.

Legal deposit extends not only to commercial publishers, but also to private individuals, clubs, churches, societies and other organisations. Legal deposit should not be confused with copyright - a protection granted automatically in Australia from the time a work is created.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Advisory Material

Advisory material provides advice and guidance in undertaking a business.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Creative Victoria

Act(s) name

Libraries Act 1988 (Victoria)

Contact details

Contact Officer
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Creative Victoria

Operating address:
Level 35,
121 Exhibition Street

Toll Free:

1800 134 894


03 8683 3100

Supporting information


The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance only.

To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.