What We Do

Screenrights’ core service is licensing secondary users of broadcast content, such as educators, the government, and pay TV operators, and paying royalties generated by the licence fees to rightsholders in the screen content that’s being accessed.

Today, we also offer further services to the screen industry and educators.

Read about our Vision, Purpose and Values here.

Find out more about what we do below.

Did you know that Screenrights can host a free refresher workshop for your organisation about secondary royalties and our services?

We facilitate access to screen content through simple licensing solutions.

We licence:

  • Educational institutions in Australia and NZ, enabling them to copy broadcast material, and put these copies on internal networks or email them to staff and students
  • Pay television, mobile phones, IPTV and other services that retransmit free to air broadcasts
  • State and federal government departments, enabling them to copy from television and radio

The licence fees we collect become royalty payments to rightsholders.

Screenrights pays educational royalties, government royalties and retransmission royalties from Australia and educational royalties from New Zealand.

You need to be a member to receive royalty payments. Membership is free.

Find out more.



Screenrights brings filmmakers and educators together through licensing online educational video platforms known as resource centres. Teachers can find television content relevant to their learning area, order copies of programs, and use free resources such as study guides and articles.

Screenrights licenses a variety of resource centres for this purpose.



Screenrights offers a range of services to support the diversity and growth of the screen industry in Australia, New Zealand and around the world. These include worldwide royalty collectiondisbursementsresiduals, our annual Cultural Fund, and more.

Read about our services and how we support the screen industry. If you’re Sydney-based and looking for an occasional meeting room, see if our Creative Workshop Spaces are free.

Contact Us


Suite 3, 185 Gloucester St, The Rocks NSW 2000


Phone: +61 2 8038 1300

New Zealand

NZ Freephone: 0800 44 2348


Screenrights acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.