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 hard copy 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.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 AG

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 2017 AG

Administering agency

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Business Licensing

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)

Operating address: Level 11
66 Goulburn Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Toll Free: 1800 066 844
Phone: 02 9394 7600
Fax: 02 9394 7601