Terms of use and disclaimer


Most of the content on this website, including material in downloadable files, is protected by copyright.

Copyright in most of the content on this website is owned by the Copyright Agency. The content in which copyright is owned by others include images reproduced on this website under licence and some downloadable documents.

Except as permitted by the copyright law applicable to you, you may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website, including files downloadable from this website, without the permission of the copyright owner.

The Australian Copyright Act allows certain uses of content on the internet without the copyright owner’s permission. This includes uses by educational institutions for educational purposes and by Commonwealth and State government departments for government purposes, provided fair payment is made.

The Copyright Agency gives permission for its members and licensees to copy and communicate content in which Copyright Agency owns copyright for their own use and for use in their organisation.

We may change these terms of use from time to time. Check before re-using any content from this website.


The Copyright Agency logo may not be used without prior written permission from us.


Linking to this website is permitted provided that the links are clearly acknowledged.


The material published on this website is intended for general information only and is not legal advice or other professional advice. Any opinions expressed in this material do not necessarily represent the views of the Copyright Agency.

While care and consideration has been taken in the creation of the material on this website, we do not warrant, represent or guarantee that the material published on this website is in all respects accurate, complete and current. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude any liability, including any liability for negligence, for any loss or damage arising from reliance on material on this website.

The Copyright Agency is not responsible for the content of any third-party website to which links are provided from this website. Any links to websites are provided for your information and convenience only. The Copyright Agency does not endorse or control these websites and cannot guarantee that material on those sites is in all respects accurate, complete and current.

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Member search disclaimer

Copyright Agency provides an online search facility to help our licensing customers work out whether an Australian or New Zealand visual artist is a copyright licensing member of Copyright Agency.

Please note, however, that the provision of this search facility does not remove the responsibility upon customers to satisfy themselves of the status of an artist before they use that artist’s work. Copyright Agency’s membership is growing and new members are added to this search facility regularly. While we use our best endeavours to keep this facility up to date, we cannot guarantee its complete accuracy. If an artist you are searching for does not show up on the search facility, we advise you to double check that artist’s status with our membership or licensing departments in case that person is a member. If an artist is not a member of Copyright Agency we may be able to help you locate the right person from whom to seek copyright clearance.

Overseas members

As well as Australian and New Zealand artists, Copyright Agency represents around 40,000 international artists through agreements with our foreign partners. A number of our most popular international members are included in this member search facility but please check with us to confirm the membership status of international artists that are not listed.