Screenrights Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

This licence permits certain organisations, institutions and bodies to copy or retransmit content from radio and television for educational purposes or use by staff. There are two types of licences:

  • Educational licences: Applies to universities and TAFEs, schools, registered training organisations, and other educational institutions;
  • Retransmission licences: Applies to pay television, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), and mobile phones.

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

You will be required to apply in writing to the Agency, detailing your eligibility as an educational institution or communications provider.


Generally this licence is granted for one year.



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

Administering agency


Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 1969 (Australian Government)

Contact details


Operating address:
Level 1
140 Myrtle Street
New South Wales 2008
Mailing address:
PO BOX 853
Broadway, New South Wales 2007


02 99040133


02 99040498

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