You will require this authorisation if you intend to use police-issued photographs of offenders in a publication. The first step is to make an application to be classified as an authorised media organisation.
Any person or body who engages in journalism can be classified as an authorised media organisation. Journalism is defined as collecting, preparing or disseminating news or current affairs (or opinion on news or current affairs) for the purpose of making it available to the public.
Once registered as an authorised media organisation, applications are able to be made for the release of specific agency photographs from Victoria Police.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be considered for this authorisation, you must submit the form, processing fee, and all required attachments to the Agency.
The approval of the authorisation is made strictly subject to any specified conditions.
Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.
Police Regulation Act 1958 (Victoria)
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