Christmas and New Year closure: Publishers are welcome to lodge ISSN applications during the festive season however the Agency will be closed from Tuesday 23 December 2014 to Friday 2 January 2015 inclusive.  We will respond to your email & phone enquiries on Monday 5 January 2015 when we resume all ISSN services.

About the Agency

The Australian ISSN Agency was established in the National Library of Australia in 1973. The Agency has sole responsibility for ISSN allocation to on-going serial titles published in Australia. Details of all serial titles registered by the Australian ISSN Agency are sent to the International Centre and this data is published in the ISSN Portal. The Portal includes more than 1.6 million ISSNs for serials published throughout the world. Please contact for further information about subscribing to the ISSN Portal.

ISSNs are issued free of charge for approved Australian serial publications, by Australian publishers and published in Australia. To apply for an ISSN please complete the online application form.

Print serial publications are subject to Legal Deposit; the first issue is required to be forwarded to the Australian ISSN Agency for ISSN registration and to fulfill selection requirements for Legal Deposit.

If you have any questions about ISSN and its application to Australian publishers and publishing please contact:

Australian ISSN Agency
National Library of Australia
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone: (02) 6262 1213.
ISSN Operators are available between 10.00am -12.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

Fax: (02) 6273 4322