You can transfer music from one format to another for private copying purposes with this licence, subject to conditions.

Private copying: what’s allowed   

  • you or a member of your household owns an non-infringing original copy or legal download of the music, and
  • the copy is for your own private and domestic use, for playback on a device owned by you,

You may now copy the music from: 

  • a CD onto another CD,
  • a CD onto a PC or an mp3 player, and
  • a digital download onto an mp3 player or a CD.

What’s not allowed   

  • copy a friend’s CD (or give your friend a CD for them to make a copy);
  • copy from a CD if it is a pirate CD;
  • copy a music file if it is an illegal download;
  • swap songs on your mp3 player with someone else;
  • make copies of a digital download outside any terms you enter into with the provider of the download (e.g. iTunes or BigPond Music);
  • sell, rent or distribute at a later date (other than to the person's family or others in the person's household) either the source-recording or the copy; and
  • copy the recording for the purpose of playing the source-recording or the copy in public or broadcasting it (i.e. in any circumstance where an APRA licence is required to perform/broadcast the music).

If the copying you wish to do falls outside of what's allowed above, you may need a Casual Blanket Reproduction Licence.

Download the Casual Blanket Reproduction Licence application form below:

PLEASE NOTE: YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD THIS FORM AND OPEN IT USING ADOBE ACROBAT READER BEFORE YOU CAN FILL IT OUT AND SUBMIT IT CORRECTLY.

Download Application Form



If you have any questions feel free to email or call us on 0800 69 2772.


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