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Registration of CCTV Systems

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​Issue Date:14/10/2009
​Review Date:​14/10/2016

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Registration of CCTV Systems


All public sector bodies that own or operate CCTV (closed-circuit television) systems are required to register those systems on the Blue Iris CCTV Register operated by WA Police and the Office of Crime Prevention.


The Blue Iris CCTV register is a joint initiative between the West Australian Police and the Office of Crime Prevention. The aim of the Blue Iris register is to support Police operations and investigations through the creation of a public CCTV self registration mechanism that enables owners and operators of CCTV systems to register their system details onto a secure Police database.

Accurate knowledge of the locations of CCTV systems is achieved through automated address validation and global information systems technology. In conjunction with the detailed specifications of systems, this knowledge will assist Police to investigate incidents and support security measures at sites by providing Police with the ability to track offenders.

The Blue Iris register encourages the active participation of State Government agencies, local governments and the community in the creation of safer environments.

It is expected that all State Government agencies which own fixed CCTV installations will register with Blue Iris via the self registration form at  To comply with this circular, agencies are required to:

  1. Register all fixed CCTV infrastructure owned by the State Government agency which view public spaces with the Blue Iris CCTV Register via within 6 months of publishing of this circular.

  2. Register all new fixed CCTV infrastructure owned by the State Government agency which view public spaces with the Blue Iris CCTV Register via within 2 months of installation.

  3. Review the State Government agency registration details every 12 months as required by the Blue Iris CCTV Register.

Requests for exceptions or variations to the above requirements must be made in writing by the CEO of the State Government agency making the request and approved in writing by the Superintendent, Communications, Western Australia Police.

The Blue Iris project will assist the Western Australia Police and State Government agencies to enhance crime risk management, improve responsiveness and contribute to the security of Western Australia’s assets and the safety of its communities through the appropriate utilisation of CCTV technology.

Colin Barnett MLA


For enquiries contact: 
Steve Harrison 0434 328 122 
Senior Constable, Communications Division
​Other relevant CircularsNA
​Circular/s replaced by this Circular:​NA


Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.