Copyright Access Licence - Australian Government


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
  • 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 Details for this service in table format.

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


Task Business Structure Resources
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Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 AG

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 1969 AG

Administering agency

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)