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Sporting Event Music Licence - Australian Government


You will need this licence to play copyrighted music at a single sporting event.

You may apply to use:

  • background music before and after your sporting event, and during breaks in play at your sporting event
  • music in a featured way, such as player entrances and exits
  • performances of team and national anthems
  • live performances at half-time or before and after the event.

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.

If your event features a music performance where the expenditure on performers is over $250,000 you are required to take out a separate event licence to cover this portion of the sporting event.


One-off for the sporting event


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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

Other resources

Act(s) name

Copyright Act 1968 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Copyright Regulations 2017 Australian Government

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.

Supporting information