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.

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.

The ISSN Agency can be contacted Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm. The Agency is closed on weekends and public holidays.

Australian ISSN Agency
National Library of Australia
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: (02) 6262 1213