Excluded Works

Copyright Agency’s Statutory Education Licences and licence agreements for Government departments and agencies cover all text and images from any source, from anywhere in the world. Some works are excluded from our annual business licences, licences for media monitoring organisations and visual arts licences.

Annual Business LICENces

The works listed below are specifically excluded from annual business licences. This list may change from time to time.

Song lyrics and sheet music: contact APRA AMCOS

Works published by:

  • Aspermont Media Ltd
  • Bible Society of South Africa
  • Brenthurst Press Pty Ltd
  • City University of Hong Kong Press
  • New Asia Publishing House Ltd
  • UNISA Press
  • Warren Communications New, Inc
  • Witman Publishing Co (HK) Ltd
  • Zachen Publishers Pty Ltd

Works excluded by:

Visual Arts Licences

Some artworks will require prior approval or are excluded from licensing by Copyright Agency. When you request a visual arts licence we will advise you if any restrictions apply. We’ve also made it easy by including a list of member artists and artworks where this applies. This list will be updated from time to time.

Artist NameTitleYear Of Publication Excluded
Alexander, Robert BRobert Alexander Photographs taken for advertising agenciesRestricted
Allan, Mickyworks made for the Theosophical FellowshipRestricted
Allan, Micky"Citizens of Elizabeth" (hand painted photo portraits)Restricted
Allan, Micky"Making Sugar 1978" series1978Restricted
Anderson, FriedelStillleben mit HummerRestricted
Anderson, FriedelLeuchtern (Still Life with Lobster and Candlestick)Restricted
Andrews, GarryABC Greentrain MuralRestricted
Andrews, GarrySandgate High School MuralRestricted
Andrews, GarryGrecaedes Cottage Mural, Mt Druitt NSWRestricted
Andrews, GarryCairns Regional Gallery Mural Project1995Restricted
Andrews, Garry"Oceania" Sculpture. Harbourside, Darling Harbour Sydney, 1987Restricted
Andrews, GarryRainforest and Reef' mural - Interpretive Centre, CardwellRestricted
Andrews, GarryBanner/Studio (mural)Restricted
Andrews, GarryRainforest and Reef - Interpretive Centre (series of murals in Cardwell, QLD)Restricted
Anglada Camarasa, HermenegildoArtworks owned by the Pompidou Museum, ParisRestricted
Antunez Roca, Marcel-LiDMD Europa2007Restricted
Aranovich, Claudia AdrianaUntitled,located in "Grounds of Sculpture" Halminton, New Jersey, United StatesRestricted
Asawa, RuthNot Listed Restricted
Bacon, FrancisLabel for the Chateau Mouton Rothschild's 1990 Vintage (oil on canvas)1990Restricted
Bartholomé, MonikaDrawings in praise of God' in catholic prayer book Gotteslob 2015Restricted

Not sure what’s covered?

  • Prior Approval: Where artists and/or artworks require prior approval before licensing. Special conditions apply to these works.
  • Restricted or Excluded Artworks: Where artworks are excluded from licensing by Copyright Agency, in most cases the artist does not own the copyright of the particular artwork, so we are unable to licence these works. Some specific works also contain licensing restrictions, such as joint copyright clearance or sensitive material.

Any questions? Simply contact us for more information or submit a licence request and we will advise if any restrictions apply.

Updated June 2023