Government Licences

Government departments, agencies and government-related bodies in Australia have several options to efficiently manage their responsibilities under the Copyright Act 1968 (the Act).

  1. Commonwealth, State and Territory Government departments and agencies (the Crown) are eligible to copy and communicate under the Statutory Government Licence provided the activity is for the services of the Commonwealth or State and/or Territory. Read more about Commonwealth Governments and more for State and Territory Governments.
  2. Local Government Authorities are not eligible under the Crown and can not copy under the Statutory Government Licence. As such, Local Government Authorities are required to take a CopyrightAccess Licence.
  3. State owned corporations and other statutory authorities that aren’t included under current State or Commonwealth agreements and are not eligible to copy and communicate under the Statutory Government Licence and require a GovCopy Licence. See more information how to get a Licence on our Quasi-Government Bodies page.

MORE INFORMATION

The Copyright Agency’s Government Licensing team can arrange a Licence directly with your organisation. You can Price a Licence in three easy steps and purchase online, or contact our Government Licensing department on 1800 066 844 (toll free within Australia) or +61 2 9394 7600 or email government@copyright.com.au.

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