​​​​​ ​How do I access Police Photographs?

​What type of information does the QPS Photographic Section release?
The Photographic Section is responsible for releasing all police photographs, closed circuit television (CCTV) footage, police video and offender identification photographs (mugshots), under certain conditions.

How to make an application ​

If you are seeking to access to police photographs, CCTV, video and offender identification photographs relating to yourself or a police incident in which you were involved, you can apply under the Police Administration Act.
An application must be made:
  1. By completing the approved formApplication for Access or Disclosure of QPS Information accompanied by sufficient identification.
  2. Provide sufficient information concerning the incident in which you are applying for images.
  3. Specify an address for notification of a decision.
Please contact the QPS Photographics Section on phone (07) 3364 6501 if you need to discuss your application.​

Applications should be addressed to:

Photographic Section
Queensland Police Service
GPO Box 1440
Brisbane QLD 4001​

Fees & Charges

Application Fee

There is no application fee for requesting Police Photographs. Payment is not to be forwarded until the request has been reviewed and a written response has been received.

Access Fee

The following charges apply for photographic material:
Photographs - $18.65
Additional Prints - $9.90
Mug Shots - $8.10
Video - $15.20 per DVD or $28.95 per 1 hour VHS tape
Audio Cassette/DVD - $15.20

Form of Payment

Cheque or money order made payable to the Queensland Police Service.

Time taken to process applications

You will receive written response to your application within 30 business days of the Service receiving your application. Processing times are dependant on individual applications.

Reviewing a decision

If you are dissatisfied or "aggrieved" with the decision of the Service you can apply to the Service for an internal review of its decision.
To apply for an internal review of a decision you must apply in writing within 20 business days of receiving a written response.
Applications for review should be addressed to:​

Inspector ​
Photographic Section
Queensland Police Service
GPO Box 1440
Brisbane QLD 4001
Your internal review will then be referred to a senior officer for a decision.​