About the artists resale royalty scheme
The artists' resale royalty scheme started on 9 June 2010.
Under the scheme:
- commercial resales of artworks for $1,000 or more must be reported; and
- a 5% royalty is payable on some resales.
The Australian government appointed Copyright Agency to manage the scheme.
Key features of the scheme:
- it applies to resales of existing as well as new works;
- it applies to a range of original artworks, included limited edition prints authorised by the artist;
- it does not apply to a private sale from one individual to another;
- all resales for $1,000 or more must be reported;
- a royalty is not payable on the first change of hands after 9 June;
- a royalty is not payable on resales for under $1,000;
- the scheme will be extended to artworks from countries that have similar schemes.
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