Welcome to the Copyright Tribunal of Australia

The Copyright Tribunal of Australia is an independent body administered by the Federal Court of Australia.

The Tribunal was established under Part VI of the Copyright Act 1968.

The Tribunal consists of a President, a number of Deputy Presidents and other members as appointed by the Governor-General. A presidential member must be a judge of the Federal Court of Australia. Other members must have a knowledge of, or experience in one of the areas of expertise as set out in s. 140(2) of the Copyright Act, which includes law, industry, public administration and economics.

The Tribunal has no physical resources of its own. The funds appropriated by Parliament for the purpose of the Tribunal are managed by the Federal Court of Australia. Registry services and administrative support for the Tribunal are provided by staff of the Federal Court.

This web site provides information about the Tribunal's history, current practice, members and decisions.