Copyright Agency artists' royalty payback

Copyright Agency artists' royalty payback


Calling all illustrators! Have your images been shown on TV or published in print/online?

If they have, you may be eligible for an Artist Royalty Payback from the Copyright Agency.

The Copyright Agency, which manages the fair distribution of copyright licence fees to creators, wants to expand the information they have about visual artists, including photographers, fine artists, illustrators, cartoonists and more, that have been published somewhere or shown on TV. To ensure royalties are distributed to the right creators, they need your help.

Who should apply for an artist royalty payback?

Complete this form if:

  • You have created artworks (such as photographs, cartoons, illustrations or paintings); OR
  • You are a beneficiary of a person who created artworks; AND
  • Your artworks have been included in an Australian publication (book, ebook, journal, online journal, magazine, newspaper) and/or shown on TV in Australia; and
  • Your permission is needed by people who copy your artworks.

Minimum royalty payment

To thank you for the valuable data you provide us, Copyright Agency will pay you at least $25 if they can verify the information you give them and you are or have become a member of Copyright Agency or Viscopy. Membership is free.


All applications must be submitted by 5pm (AEDT) on Friday 10 March 2017.

Want more info?

Take a look at Copyright Agency's FAQs.

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