It will also include individuals who have been granted name suppression.
This proposed register has received support from both the ruling National Party and the opposition Labour Party.
However political lobby group the Sensible Sentencing Trust has criticised the proposed register for its lack of public access.
According to the Minister of Police and Corrections Anne Tolley, Cabinet has agreed to allocate .5 million over the next ten years for the technology component of the register and initial ICT work is underway as of 14 August 2014.
The sex offenders' register is expected to be operational by 2016 once enabling legislation is passed and changes are made to the Corrections Act to enable information sharing.
The National Register for Sex Offenders was established in terms of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007.
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).
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.
The Australian National Child Offender Register (ANCOR) is a web-based system used in all jurisdictions.
Authorized police use ANCOR to monitor persons convicted of child sex offences and other specified offences once they have served their sentence.
Offenders are monitored for eight years, 15 years or the remainder of their life (four years or 7½ years for juvenile offenders).