Printers, publishers and proprietors of newspapers were required to be licensed from 1827 in the Colony of New South Wales.
Printers, publishers and proprietors of newspapers were also required to be registered from 1864 in the Colony of Victoria.
PRINTER AND NEWSPAPER REGISTRATION IN VICTORIA 1838-1924 BY THOMAS DARRAGH. PUBLISHED 1997 BY ELIBANK PRESS, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND.
This is not online.
MYHERITAGE - NEWSPAPER PRESS DIRECTORY 1927
This Newspaper Press Directory lists thousands of different newspapers, magazines and periodicals from every area throughout Britain and its colonies with a brief description of each one and where it comes from. It is searchable.https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-50917/newspaper-press-directory?s=833891551/?utm_source=partner_Victoriangenealogy&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=Victoriangenealogy_sep23_textlink&tr_ad_group=textlinks&tr_funnel=supersearch