The Copyright Agency is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that represents over 40,000 members across the publishing, media, visual arts, education and surveying sectors.
We collect fees and distribute royalties to creator members for the reuse of text and images.
We have been appointed by the Australian Government to administer the Statutory Education Licence, which enables educational institutions to legally reuse content created by others, and be confident that creators are being compensated fairly for their work.
Whether it’s training materials, health, engineering or science journals, media articles, safety handbooks or illustrations, our members’ material is a vital source of intelligence that benefits portfolios and informs decisions across education, government and business.
The Copyright Agency also manages the Commonwealth, State and Territory government copying schemes, the Resale Royalty scheme for artists, and the special provisions for institutions assisting people with print disabilities – all by appointment by the Government or by the Copyright Tribunal.
We also have agreements with International Affiliates to license the use of foreign content here, and collect licence fees for Australian content used overseas.
Licensing revenue is returned to our members ensuring the Australian creative economy remains strong.
Our members are educational authors, poets and playwrights, journalists, publishers, visual artists, photographers, cartoonists and illustrators and surveyors.
Copyright Agency provides philanthropic support to Australia’s cultural community through our grants program, the Cultural Fund.
Phone: +612 9394 7600