Instructional Crime & Violence Publications

Promoting, inciting or instructing in matters of crime or violence can cause a publication to be banned in Australia.


The Anarchist Cookbook

Author William Powell / 1971 / USA / Wikipedia

This controversial title was first published in 1971; however, it was not until 1985 that a copy was refused by the Classification Board.

Date: May 1985
Title: THE ANARCHIST COOKBOOK (C) 1971 (Paperback)
Submitted by: NSW

The Anarchist Cookbook (1971) - Book Cover 01
Book Cover

Since then, the ban has been confirmed several times.

Date: July 1990
Title: THE ANARCHIST COOKBOOK + (C) 1989 (Paperback)
Submitted by: NSW

Date: August 2000
Title: ANARCHIST COOKBOOK (3.5″ Diskette)
Submitted by: WA Police – Organised Crime/Vice Investigation

Date: October 2016
Title THE ANARCHIST COOKBOOK (152 A4 pages)
Title: THE ANARCHIST COOKBOOK (160 A4 pages)
Submitted by: NSW Police
Reason: Pubs 1(c) The publication is classified RC in accordance with the National Classification Code, Publications Table, 1. (c) as publications that “promote, incite or instruct in matters of crime or violence”.