To be eligible for the service, your book should be published in Australia, and have a valid ISBN.

If you are Australian and you have a self-published book, you are considered to be the publisher, even if your book was printed overseas.


  • Australian publishers
  • New and revised editions of books
  • ebooks
  • Self-published books
  • Print on demand books
  • Graphic novels
  • Government publications, including Commonwealth, state and local
  • Numbered or multi-volume book in a series
  • Textbooks
  • Translated books published in Australia
  • Exhibition catalogues
  • Text documents published on a disk, USB flash-drive or other media
  • Music scores

Not eligible

  • Books published without a valid ISBN
  • Books published overseas
  • Reprints where the imprint, publisher, content or format are unchanged
  • Magazines, journals, newspapers and other serial publications
  • Single articles reprinted from magazines, journals, newspapers and other serial publications
  • Audio-visual DVDs
  • Audio books
  • Maps
  • Wall charts
  • Computer programs
  • Classroom educational material such as workbooks, teaching aid and resource material, test sheets, activity sheets or blackline masters, multimedia kits, course specific guides, primary level readers and study notes
  • Books that are temporary in nature such as trade catalogues, telephone directories, almanacs, timetables, comic books, colouring-in books, fill-in books, diaries and calendars

If you are not sure if your publication is eligible for the CiP service, contact us