Authorised Media Organisation - Victoria


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.

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

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 form, processing fee, and all required attachments to the Agency.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The approval of the authorisation is made strictly subject to any specified conditions.




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.

Act(s) name

Victoria Police Act 2013 VIC

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Contact details

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


Victoria Police

Operating address: Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street
Docklands, Victoria 3008
Phone: 03 9247 6666