Registration to Sell Restricted Publications - Western Australia


You will require this registration if you intend to sell or distribute restricted publications in Western Australia. Publications are classified according to the National Classification Code. Certain publications are restricted to adults because they contain material which may cause offence or is unsuitable for a person under the age of 18. There are two classes of restricted classification:

  • Category 1, generally includes sexualised nudity
  • Category 2, shows actual sexual activity between consenting adults and may only be sold on adults only premises.

Publications include any written or pictorial material, such as:

  • films
  • computer games
  • magazines
  • newspapers and periodicals
  • calendars
  • books
  • cards.

Your application must specify each of the premises at which you intend to sell or distribute restricted publications. Additional premises can be added to your registration on request.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Be a fit and proper person to be registered;
  • Provide any required information; and
  • Pay the required fee.

Registration will generally be available unless you, or a person involved in the management of your business, has previously been convicted of an offence which makes you unsuitable for registration.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $75.00


Task Resources
Apply Application for Registration to Sell Restricted Publications - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Approval Time

Approximately one week.

Administering agency

Department of the Attorney General

Contact details

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

Censorship Registrar

Operating address: Level 12, Westralia Square
141 St Georges Terrace
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX F317
Perth, Western Australia 6841
Phone: 08 9425 3261
Fax: 08 9425 3278