You may need this licence if you or
your early childhood centre or educational institution plan to use music, visual works, books, magazines,
journals and graphic works. The licence will cover you for all copyright
requirements in your early childhood education programmes.
There are a few instances where
the legislation allows you to use works for educational purposes
without first obtaining permission. The use of the works must be for a
non-profit purpose which includes but isn?t limited to:
performing music in a classroom
during the course of instruction
- copying works as part of the
questions or answers in an exam
- students copying works for
personal research and study.
You will need the licence if you
- play live or recorded music
- play music on your telephone
hold system or in staff areas
- copy CDs or digital downloads
to use at your facility
- make video recordings that
contain music copy portions of books,
artwork, pictures or other materials
- share your materials with other
early childhood facilities.
Please contact the responsible Agency for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To apply for this permit, you must:
- be at least 18 years of age
- supply your ABN / ACN (if you have one)
- submit the required forms
- pay any prescribed fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for further details.
The cost is an annual fee per approved place at your facility. Approved places are the number of children you are licensed to have on the premises on any given day, not the number of children that are enrolled.
The licence does not grant you permission to:
- share music and videos on the internet
- copy more than 10% or one chapter of a work in a book
- use music or other kinds of works in any advertising or marketing
- use music at events were admission fees are charged
- make a profit from the sale of any materials used under the licence.
Early Childhood Australia
Copyright Act 1968 (Australian Government)
Copyright Regulations 1969 (Australian Government)
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