Education Copyright Access Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you are an educator and you intend to copy and share text and images in ways that usually require permission, provided that fair compensation is made to the creators of the content.

Under the Statutory Education Licence, Australian educators can copy and communicate text, images and print music without a copyright clearance if:

  • it is for educational purposes
  • they work for an educational institution that is covered by the Statutory Education Licence dealt under Division 4 of Part IVA of the Copyright Act 1968.

The Statutory Education Licence allows the use of text and images from any of the following sources or format:

  • digital or hard copy
  • online or offline
  • Australian or foreign content
  • published or unpublished content.

The Statutory Education Licence allows any form of reproduction or communication. This includes adding to or changing the content, or presenting it in a different context. The licence does not apply to translations from one language to another, or to a dramatic version of a non-dramatic work (such as a screenplay based on a short story), or vice-versa (e.g. a novel based on a film).

Copying or sharing must only be for educational purposes. If it is also for other purposes (e.g. if a copy is made available to the public), then the licence does not apply. This includes copying and sharing content in connection with a course of instruction and copying content for the library's collection.

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Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Administering agency

Copyright Agency Limited (CAL)

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