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Surveyors

Surveyors are entitled to payment for sale of survey plans by government departments and agencies.

HOW TO BECOME A COPYRIGHT AGENCY MEMBER

Membership of Copyright Agency is free.

Surveyors should complete the membership application online here

If you have any problems filling out the form, or have any additional questions about surveyors becoming Copyright Agency members, please contact Member Services between 9:00am–5:00pm Monday to Friday on 1800 066 844 (toll free within Australia) or by email.

WHY BECOME A COPYRIGHT AGENCY MEMBER?

Under ‘statutory licence’ provisions in the Copyright Act, governments can copy and communicate survey plans without the copyright permissions usually required. In return, the Act provides for fair compensation to the owners of copyright in the plans.

Copyright Agency is appointed by the Copyright Tribunal to manage the statutory licence, including the collection and distribution of fair compensation. However, the Copyright Act requires copyright owners to be members of Copyright Agency to be paid any amounts allocated for the use of their works.

Membership also assists us to collect fair compensation for the ‘communication’ as well as copying of survey plans.

Help us to pay copyright royalties to NSW Surveyors

We have compiled a list of NSW surveyors who have appeared in our data and are entitled to a royalty payment from us, but they need to become Copyright Agency members before we can pay them. If you recognise a friend or colleague, please encourage them to contact our Member Services team at: memberservices@copyright.com.au.

Need help understanding your payments?

View our Payments page, and also Payment Spreadsheet for Surveyors.

 

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Wayne Diver-Tuck

It is extremely rewarding to be involved in the whole process, from pre-purchase due diligence, to surveys for the design, to setting out marks that enable the builder to build the building, and then to plan and carry out the complex subdivisions and strata plans for the site.

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