Licence to Play Music in a Hotel or Bar - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to play recorded or live music in your venue, including creating copies of music for these purposes. The types of venues that may apply for this licence are:
  • hotels
  • pubs
  • bars
  • taverns
  • casinos.

This permit is only able to cover music used for purposes such as feature music, background music, live performances or telephone hold music. You will need a separate licence if you intend to use it for separate purposes such as function centres or dance classes. Please note that there are different licensing regimes in Australia regarding the reproduction and playing of music and music videos that are protected by copyright.

This licence covers the use of music in the described locations only. Please note that depending on the nature of your intended activity you may also be required to hold a licence with the PPCA or ARIA. It is recommended you discuss your licensing needs with all  three Agencies prior to applying.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

One year.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other Fees will vary dependant on the activity you are applying for. Please consult the responsible Agency for more information on fees.

Additional Information

To apply for this licence you must:
  • be at least 18 years old
  • submit the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Please contact the responsible Agency for more information.

Disqualified Persons or Entities

You will not be eligible for this licence if it is for music to be played in:
  • clubs
  • accommodation hotels
  • karaoke bars
  • motels
  • nightclubs
    or
  • restaurants.

Administering agency

Australasian Performing Right Association

Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society

Revenue and Licensing

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Licensing Services

Operating address: 16 Mountain Street
Ultimo
New South Wales 2007
Mailing address: Locked Bag 5000
Strawberry Hills
New South Wales 2012
Phone: 1300 852 388
Phone: 02 9935 7900
Email: licence@apra.com.au