Workplace and Telephone on Hold Music Licence - Australian Government


You need this licence to use copyrighted music within your workplace or as telephone on hold music for your business or organisation.

This licence covers the use of music in:

  • staff recreation and lunchroom areas
  • back docks and on the factory floor
  • staff gyms and staff libraries
  • events and office parties
  • training sessions
  • presentations
  • by staff from computers or personal devices
  • the telephone on hold system on lines for external calls.

This licence legally authorises the public performance of copyrighted music from within the Australasian Performing Right Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS) and Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) global inventory of registered songs (called works), sound recordings and music videos.

Your licence will be obtained from OneMusic Australia and covers the rights of the above two organisations.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To apply for this licence, you must:

  • submit your ABN / ACN (if you have one)
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fees.




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Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 2017 Australian Government

Application process


Please complete the licence agreement if you have six or more locations.

Some uses may already be covered under a separate licence, such as for hotels. However, that cover does not extend to head and branch offices, who will need this licence.

Administering agency

Australasian Performing Right Association

OneMusic Australia

Contact details

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