Authorisation for a Media Organisation to Use Police-Issued Photographs of Offenders - Victoria


You will need 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 can be made for the release of specific agency photographs from Victoria Police.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for this authorisation you must:

  • submit the application form
  • pay the prescribed fee
  • submit all required attachments.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application to be an Authorised Media Organisation - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application for the Release of an Agency Photograph from Victoria Police to an Authorised Media Organisation - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Victoria Police Act 2013 Victoria

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Victoria Police

Operating address: Victoria Police Centre
311 Spencer Street
Docklands, Victoria 3008
Phone: 03 9247 6666