PPCA Licence online

If you play recorded music or music videos publicly and have never had a licence with us, or if you hold an existing licence and wish to update your details, then you've come to the right place. Simply complete the following on-line form, and press 'submit'. Should you need assistance in answering any of the questions, you can call the PPCA Licensing Team on 02 8569-1111 and we'll be happy to help.

If you would prefer to complete a written application, print a copy of the Licence Details form, fill it out and return it to us. Once received we will review and process your application, and provide you with a tax invoice for your records.

Before completing the application form, we encourage you to view our licensing information flyer and take a look at our latest Tariffs to find the categories most suited to your use of recorded music.

Please read these instructions and press the "Next" button


Thank you for applying for your PPCA Licence online. The following information has been provided to assist you in completing the form.

Please note that the online form has been specifically designed for applicants with a single premise or business. Should you wish to apply for multiple-venues we suggest that you contact our Licensing Team on 02 8569 1111 or via email at licensing.mail@ppca.com.au for further assistance.

Getting started
You will find tabs for four categories under STEP 2 at the top of the form:

  • Sound Recordings
  • Music Videos
  • Telephone Music on Hold
  • Business Copying

You may find that more than one category is relevant to your business - for example a hotel may have an audio jukebox (ie sound recordings), play music videos and use telephone music on hold. If so, work through the relevant sections in sequence.

Once you have selected one of the four categories, a list of sub-categories will appear. From this list you can select and complete as many as apply, based on your use of recorded music. If you have not completed all the mandatory fields for a particular category (marked with an *) a red box will appear to indicate the area/s you have missed. These areas will also be outlined in red, and you will need to complete them before you can continue. Once you have completed a category you can return to the main list by clicking on the green triangle. The category you have completed will now be shown in bold.

If you accidentally select the wrong category, simply un-tick any boxes you may have selected to return to the main list.

Submitting form
Once you have completed all the relevant categories according to your use of recorded music, please click on the GENERAL DETAILS tab under STEP 3. This is where you provide us with your business contact details. Any field marked with an * is compulsory. Once you have completed this section simply press submit. You will then be presented with the opportunity to print your submission and / or receive a pdf copy via email.

You can access this help page at any stage by clicking the INSTRUCTIONS tab under STEP 1 at the top of the form.