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Artist Resale Royalty Scheme

An Artist Resale Royalty Scheme is being established to ensure the creators of visual arts are recognised and rewarded when their work is resold on the secondary art market. Cabinet agreed to the establishment of this Scheme on 15 August 2022.

Standalone legislation is currently passing through the House, having been introduced on 29 March 2023. The Scheme will be established by late 2024. 

Public consultation

Public consultation on the Resale Right for Visual Artists Bill will be undertaken via Select Committee from April to May 2023. 

We will publish more information about how you can provide feedback soon.

Next steps and timing

As the Bill progresses through parliament, you can keep updated on its current stages and learn more about the process on Parliament’s website.

The table below outlines the key stages and indicative timings of the Scheme’s progression:

Phase Indicative timing
Approve establishment of Artist Resale Royalty Scheme August 2022
Bill passes through the House From March 2023
Public consultation by Select Committee From April - May 2023
Artist Resale Royalty Scheme established By December 2024

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Read Minister Sepuloni's 29 March 2023 Press Release

Read Minister Sepuloni’s Press Release about the Scheme

Information about Australia’s Resale Royalty Scheme

Information about the UK’s Artist’s Resale Right

Updated on 31st March 2023