Fitness Centres and Instructors Music Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to play recorded or live music in your venue, including creating copies of music for these purposes. The types of activities covered by this licence are:

  • playing music in fitness classes
  • background music used in your fitness facility (including virtual fitness classes)
  • playing music on devices within your centre
  • telephone hold music for your fitness centre or business telephone.
You will need a separate licence if you intend to use it for recreation and leisure centres or fitness facilities within hotels, motels or other accommodation services. Please note that there are different licensing regimes in Australia regarding the reproduction and playing of music and music videos that are protected by copyright.
This licence covers fitness centre and instructor music only. Please note that depending on the nature of your activities you may also be required to hold a licence with the PPCA or ARIA. It is recommended you discuss your licensing needs with all three Agencies prior to applying.
Please contact the responsible Agency for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees will vary dependant on the activity you are applying for. Please consult the responsible Agency for more information on fees.

Additional information

To apply for this licence, you must:
  • submit your ABN / ACN (if you have one)
  • submit the required form
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please contact the responsible Agency for further information.

Administering agency

Australasian Performing Right Association
Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society
Revenue and Licensing

Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 1969 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing Services
Australasian Performing Right Association
Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society
Revenue and Licensing


Operating address:
16 Mountain Street
Ultimo
New South Wales 2007
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5000
Strawberry Hills
New South Wales 2012

Phone:

02 9935 7900

Phone:

1300 852 388
licence@apra.com.au

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