– Copyright Act (consolidated as of January 1, 2019).

Membership in International Conventions

– Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
– Universal Copyright Convention.
– Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations, since September 30, 1992.
– Phonograms Convention, September 30, 1993.
– WTO's TRIPS Agreement, since January 1, 1995.
– WIPO Copyright Treaty, since July 26, 2007.
– WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, since July 26, 2007.
– Marrakesh Treaty, since September 30, 2016.


Registration is not required for owners of an original work. Copyright protection is automatic and free from the moment a work is created. 

Duration: during the lifetime of the author, plus 70 years after his death.


Authority name: none.  Internet address: none. 

Collective Management Organizations: a full list of CMOs which operate in Australia is available on the following website www.artslaw.com.au/information-sheet/copyright-collecting-societies