December payments on the way

November 29, 2018

Our last member payment date for the year is Friday 14 December. We will shortly be advising members of payments relating to universities distributions which are for electronic sharing and photocopying of member content in the education sector.

If you are expecting a payment, here’s a reminder to consider the following:

Outstanding claims

Log in to your online member account and check if you have any outstanding payments or claims that require your attention.

All claims for Copyright Agency payments must be submitted by COB Tuesday 11 December to receive your payment before Christmas.

Tax obligations 

Payments from the Copyright Agency are treated as income for tax purposes. If you have not provided us with an up-to-date Australian Business Number, your payments for commercial (rather than educational) licensing arrangements may incur Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) tax.

See our FAQ on Tax for more information.

Sharing Payments

Depending on the information we have about your work, you might receive 100% of a payment which may need to be shared with other rightsholders, based on your publishing contract.

See our FAQ on Shared Payments for more information.

Note: If you would like to change this arrangement, please let us know. We will then make payments to your publisher who can share the payments with you in accordance with your contract.

Contact Details

Remember to check that we have your most up-to-date bank account, ABN and contact details by logging into your online member account.

See our FAQ on Updating Details for more information.

Surveyors – can you help us find colleagues we have money for?

The Copyright Agency has compiled a list of NSW surveyors whose plan numbers have appeared in our data and are entitled to a royalty payment but who have not become a member of the agency. If you recognise a friend or colleague within this list, please encourage them to contact our Member Services team at: for more information.

Any questions?

You can find frequently asked questions on topics including payments and distributions at our Help Centre.

The Help Centre also features a live chat function which provides direct contact with Copyright Agency staff.

You can review all upcoming Copyright Agency distributions here.