Copyright Agency

Copyright Agency collects fees and distributes royalties to creator members for the reuse of text and images.

We manage the educational copying schemes, the Commonwealth, State and Territorygovernment 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.

Businesses demonstrating best practice governance, secure commercial licences from us for improved compliance and seamless work flow.

We also have agreements with International Affiliates to license the use of foreign content here, and collect licence fees for Australian content used overseas.

Copyright Agency provides philanthropic support to Australia’s cultural community through our grants program, the Cultural Fund.

Our members are authorspoets and playwrightsjournalistspublishersvisual artistsphotographerscartoonists and illustrators and surveyors.

Since 2012, the Copyright Agency and Viscopy, which licenses images of artworks, have joined forces. Viscopy’s members are visual artists. Jointly, we have more than 41,000 members.