Where to send your print book to fulfil Legal Deposit – Australian libraries

This information will come in handy for Australian authors upon publication of your book.

As discussed in Chapter 24 of Look – It’s Your Book!, within one month of receiving print copies of your newly released title, you need to deposit copies of your book with relevant libraries to comply with the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Legal Deposit).

Here are the addresses you may need.

Begin with the National Library of Australia at this address:

Books – Legal Deposit

National Library of Australia

Canberra ACT 2600


And then depending which state you reside in, send one copy to your home state also.


Legal Deposit

State Library of New South Wales

Macquarie Street

Sydney NSW 2000


Legal Deposit Officer

State Library of Victoria

328 Swanston Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


Legal Deposit

State Library of South Australia

GPO Box 419



Legal Deposit Officer

Northern Territory Library

GPO Box 42

Darwin NT 0801


Legal Deposit (Queensland)

Resource Discovery Unit

State Library of Queensland

P O Box 3488

South Brisbane QLD 4101


Legal Deposit Officer

State Library of Tasmania

91 Murray Street

Hobart TAS 7000


Legal Deposit

State Library of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre

25 Francis Street

Perth WA 6000


The ACT does not have current legal deposit legislation but ACT-based authors can send a copy of their book to:

ACT Heritage Library

PO Box 158

Canberra City ACT 2601


Refresh yourself on how to get your book into libraries, how to register for lending rights schemes and how to do library author talks by reading your copy of “Look – It’s Your Book” again. And congrats on producing your book!