This licence scheme is for motels, hotel and accommodation businesses like caravan and holiday parks. With our licences we can cover you for music use in public areas, reception areas, bars dining areas, live and recorded music for dance use and music on hold. 

 We can also help if you have fitness facilities or a function roomNon-accommodation hotels (pubs and bars) have a separate licence.

How much does it cost?  

Background Music - General area (annual licence fee)

Tablets, smartphones, CD players, background music systems

$201.01 each device per zone

Radios and small TVs

$130.08 each
(four small TVs are charged as one large TV)

TVs (105cm/42inch or larger)

$413.85 each

Audio Jukeboxes

$295.60 each

Video Jukeboxes

$413.85 each

 

Background music for a dedicated restaurant/dining area with its own sound source (annual licence fee)

Tablets, smartphones, CD players, background music systems 


$272.97 for a dining area greater than 300m2
$136.47 if smaller
 

Radios and small TVs

$136.47 for a dining area greater than 300m2

$109.19 if smaller 

Copying music for playback on tablets, smartphones, CD players (annual licence fee)

Up to 500 tracks

$156.08

Up to 1,000 tracks

$260.11

Every additional 500 tracks

$104.05

Music on hold for your telephone (annual licence fee)

1-5 phone lines

$155.75
(plus $38.94 if you copy music for use as music on hold)

6-10 phone lines

$245.94
(plus $61.49 if you copy music for use as music on hold) 

11-25 phone lines

$426.31  
(plus $106.58 if you copy music for use as music on hold)

Download application form for these music uses.

More than four devices or 25 external phone lines? Contact us at the phone number or email below.

Live music (annual licence fee)

If you pay the musicians a fee and no share of door receipts (or there is no admission charge).

2.2% of your gross spending on musicians.

If you pay the musicians a share of door receipts but no fee

1.65% of the total share of door receipts you pay the musicians or their agents.

If you pay the musicians a fee and a share of door receipts

2.2% of your gross spending and 1.65% of total share of door receipts you pay the musicians or their agents.

Download application form for live music.

Recorded music for dance use (annual licence fee)

$0.85 x per person attending the venue on the night where recorded music is used for dance use (please refer to agreement for full details)

(This represents the full phase-in of this tariff, other than future CPI adjustments)

Download application form for recorded music for dance use.

Need more information?

We’re here to help you, please contact us on 1300 852 388 or send an email to licence@apra.com.au.


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