Copyright Access Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to take copies from books, newspapers, magazines or journals, or to digitally copy such copyright material. It covers the use of both hardcopy and digital material.

The licence will authorise you to copy material within certain limits, for example by:

  • Scanning items;
  • Saving to disc or a computer hard-drive;
  • Displaying on a company intranet; and
  • Photocopying and faxing material.

The Agency centrally manages rights on behalf of authors and publishers to assist in the collective administration of their copyrights.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Due to the particular requirements for this licence, please consult the Contact Officer for further details.





Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.


Administering agency

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)

Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 1969 (Australian Government)

Supporting information


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To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.

The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice, nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained, the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.

To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments, their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon the information.