Places of Interest, Activity and Amusement Music Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to play music in a place of interest, activity or amusement.

A place of interest, activity or amusement includes:

  • recreation or leisure centres
  • bowling alleys
  • zoos and aquariums
  • museums, galleries and exhibition spaces
  • ice skating rinks
  • sporting venues and club houses
  • games arcades
  • tourism attractions
  • caravan parks
  • theme parks
  • wineries
  • other places of entertainment.

You may apply to use background music, featured music, workplace music, telephone on hold music and background music for dining.

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 be eligible for this licence you must:

  • apply using the relevant form
  • pay the appropriate licence fee.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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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.

Administering agency

Australasian Performing Right Association

OneMusic Australia

Contact details

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