Get an ISBN or ISSN

Get an ISBN

"The ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books and book-like products published internationally. Each number identifies a unique edition of a publication, from one specific publisher." (ISBN Agency Thorpe-Bowker)

If you need an ISBN for your new book you can contact ISBN Agency Thorpe-Bowker at the following address:

ISBN Agency Thorpe-Bowker

Level One, 607 St Kilda Road 
(PO Box 6509, St Kilda Road Central VIC 8008)
Melbourne Vic, 3004

Tel: +61 3 8517 8349
Fax: +61 3 8517 8368

Get an ISSN

"The ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is a unique code for the identification of serial publications. It can be used wherever information on serials needs to be recorded or communicated. The ISSN is the serials equivalent of the ISBN (International Standard Book Number)". (About ISSNs - What is an ISSN)

You can find out more about ISSNs on the National Library's About ISSNs page.

If you need an ISSN for your serial publication (journal, magazine etc) you can contact the Australian ISSN Agency at the National library of Australia.

Australian ISSN Agency
National Library of Australia
Canberra ACT 2600

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

Fax: (02) 6273 4322

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