How it works
How to apply
You will need to register, as a creator or publisher, and apply through Lending Rights Online. You only need to register once for the programs. You will be automatically registered for both PLR and ELR.
You will also need to submit at least one title claim when you register. Your title claim tells us which book you want considered for a payment. You can select which program you want the book to be surveyed in when you submit a new title claim form. You can select both programs.
You need to submit only one claim for a book unless a new edition is issued with a new ISBN, or there are changes to the title or changes to the number or royalty entitlements of creators. Once your registration and first title claim forms are received, we will email you a claimant number and password to access Lending Rights Online. You will then be able to submit new title claims, update your own contact and bank details and, once you receive your first payment, view your payment history.
If you cannot use Lending Rights Online, use the forms below and email or post your completed forms to us.
- Creator registration (PDF 571KB)
- Title claim for creator (PDF 590KB)
- Change of address and bank details (PDF 576KB)
- Creator registration through literary agent (PDF 555KB)
GPO Box 3241
Canberra ACT 2601
Phone toll free: 1800 672 842
Email: lendingrights [at] arts.gov.au (subject: Lending%20Rights%20inquiry%20)