In many jurisdictions, registered sex offenders are subject to additional restrictions, including on housing.
Those on parole or probation may be subject to restrictions that do not apply to other parolees or probationers.
On 1 March 2011, there were 12,596 registered offenders across Australia.
Canada's National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR) came into force on 15 December 2004, with the passing of the Sex Offender Information Registration Act (SOIR Act). Since 2001, the Province of Ontario operates its own sex offender registry concurrently with the federal registry.
Under the 2001 Sexual Offenders Act, all those convicted of certain sexual offenses are obliged to notify the police within 7 days their name and address.They must also notify the police of any changes to this information or if they intend to stay somewhere other than their registered address for more than 7 days (including if they are traveling abroad).Individuals are subject to these registration requirements for varying durations, based on a sliding scale of the severity of the sentence they received.Like the Australian and British registers, the New Zealand sex offenders register will not be accessible to the general public but only to officials with security clearance.It will also include individuals who have been granted name suppression.The National Register for Sex Offenders was established in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007.