Legal Deposit - Victoria


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.

Act(s) name

Libraries Act 1988 VIC

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Creative Victoria

Contact details

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Contact Officer

Creative Victoria

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Operating address: Level 31
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4509
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Toll Free: 1800 134 894
Phone: 03 8683 3100
Website: (Opens in new window)