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Release date: Sun 1 June 2008

Last updated: Mon 16 June 2014

Agency photographs

The Victoria Police Act 2013 allows authorised media organisations to apply to Victoria Police for the release of agency photographs or 'mugshots' of convicted offenders.

Prior to making such an application, an organisation or individual must apply to be classified as an authorised media organisation.

A media organisation is defined by the Victoria Police Act 2013  as meaning a person or body who engages in journalism, which is also defined by the Act.

To become an authorised media organisation, the 'Application to be an authorised media organisation' form must be submitted to the Victoria Police Media Unit.

This form may be downloaded from the downloads section on the right side of this page.

Once registered as an authorised media organisation, applications are able to be made for the release of specific agency photographs.

Authorised media organisations must submit the 'Application for the release of an agency photograph from Victoria Police to an authorised media organisation' to the Victoria Police Freedom of Information Unit.



Freedom of Information Unit, Victoria Police
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street

Media Unit, Victoria Police
Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street

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