Review of the Resale Royalty Scheme

Review of the Resale Royalty Scheme

On 5 June 2013 the former Arts Minister announced a Review of the Resale Royalty Right for Visual Artists Act 2009 (the Resale Act) and the associated Scheme that commenced in June 2010. 

Under the Resale Act, Australian visual artists and craft practitioners are entitled to five per cent of the resale price of eligible artworks sold commercially for $1,000 or more. The objectives of the Resale Royalty Scheme are to provide visual artists with:

a)      recognition of their ongoing rights in their art; and
b)      additional income through royalties derived from commercial resales of their art.

Review Terms of Reference

The Review Terms of Reference are to provide:

  1. an outline of the issues that the legislation was intended to address
  2. an assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of the legislation and associated scheme in achieving the original objectives
  3. an analysis of the likely impacts had the legislation not been introduced
  4. an assessment of the impact of the scheme on artists, the art market, art market professionals and consumers, including costs and benefits
  5. the development and consideration of projections that show the likely scale of the scheme in future years
  6. the identification and consideration of any revisions to the Act or regulations that could enhance the operation of the scheme.

Review resources

Review submissions 

Submissions are now closed for the Review of the Resale Royalty Scheme. If you have missed the closing date and still wish to submit comments on the Scheme, please contact the Resale Royalty Review Team at VisualArts@pmc.gov.au or 1800 819 461 to discuss this.

Submissions received

1. Philips Auctions (PDF - 91KB) 2. Michael Reid (PDF - 153KB)
3. Short St Gallery (PDF - 325KB) 4. Robin Petty Burton Wolstenholme (PDF - 89KB)
5. Emeritus Professor Peter Pinson (PDF - 31KB)

6. John R Walker (PDF - 433KB)
6a. John R Walker (PDF - 62KB)

7. Removed at author’s request 8. KickArts Contemporary Arts (PDF - 664KB)
9. Warwick Fuller FRAS (PDF - 172KB) 10. John Lagerwey (PDF - 7KB)
11. Michael Clancy (PDF - 88KB) 12. Ruth Waller (PDF - 92KB)
13. Richard Dunlop (PDF - 89KB) 14. Euan Hills, Art Mob (PDF - 105KB)
15. Mandy Martin (PDF - 116KB) 16. Art Offerings (PDF - 5KB)
17. Tony Antoniou (PDF - 89KB) 18. Sotheby's Australia (PDF - 53KB)
19. Chris Huber (PDF - 92KB) 20. Barbara Long (PDF - 92KB)
21. Dean Vella (PDF - 95KB) 22. Craig Hillman - GraysOnline (PDF - 94KB)
23. Damian Smith (PDF - 9KB) 24. International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (PDF - 71KB)
25. Seva Frangos Art (PDF - 209KB) 26. Ben Quilty (PDF - 80KB)
27. Fellia Melas Gallery (PDF - 276KB) 28. Jolyon Warwick James - Australian Antique and Art Market Federation (PDF - 72KB)
29. Michael Levitt (PDF - 90KB) 30. David Crooke (PDF - 59KB)
31. Brian Tucker Accounting (PDF - 191KB) 32. Artitja Fine Art (PDF - 326KB)
33. Fine Art Auctions (PDF - 22KB) 34. Ross Tamlin (PDF - 5KB)
35. Damian Hackett - Deutscher and Hackett (PDF - 566KB) 36. Manfred Krautschneider (PDF - 170KB)
37. Lowensteins Arts Management and Banki Haddock Fiora (PDF - 723KB) 38. Mina Mina Art Gallery (PDF - 136KB)
39. Shane Benson - Art Invest (PDF - 94KB) 40. Adrian Newstead (PDF - 1.2MB)
41. Harold Gallasch (PDF - 235KB) 42. Hillel Weintraub (PDF - 94KB)
43. Copyright Agency (PDF - 433KB) 44. Jon Altman (PDF - 404KB)
45. Australian Indigenous Art Trade Association (PDF - 200KB) 46. Michael Eather - FireWorks Gallery (PDF - 269KB)

47. NAVA (PDF - 315KB)

47a. NAVA Survey response graph (PDF - 17KB)
47b. NAVA Survey responses (PDF - 128KB)

48. Ryan Renshaw (PDF - 99KB)

49. GFL Fine Art (PDF - 356KB) 50. King Street Gallery (PDF - 281KB)
51. Australian Commercial Galleries Association (PDF - 202KB) 52. McKenzies Auctioneers (PDF - 27KB)
53. The Society of Auctioneers and Appraisers (SA) (PDF - 370KB) 54. Ninti One - CRC for Remote Economic Participation (PDF - 276KB)
55. Michael Fox (PDF - 449KB) 56. Christopher A. Hodges (PDF - 89KB)
57. Arts Law Centre of Australia (PDF - 411KB) 58. Charles Nodrum Gallery (PDF 409KB)
59. Martin Browne (PDF - 203KB) 60. Martumili Artists (PDF - 121KB)
61. Mowanjum Art and Culture (PDF - 98KB) 62. Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre (PDF - 51KB)
63. Durrmu Arts (PDF - 88KB) 64. National Gallery of Australia (PDF - 1.37MB)
65. Geoffrey Elliot (PDF - 81KB) 66. Mardbalk Arts Centre, West Arnhem Shire (PDF - 12KB)
67. Ngurratjuta Many Hands (PDF - 172KB) 68. Lisa Michl Ko-manggen (PDF - 103KB)
69. Viscopy (PDF - 96KB) 70. John Oster (PDF - 191KB)
71. Lauraine Diggins Fine Art (PDF - 300KB) 72. Ananguku Arts and Culture Aboriginal Corporation (PDF - 396KB)
73. Desart (PDF - 1MB) 74. Australia Council for the Arts (PDF - 285 KB)
75. ARTKELCH, Germany (PDF - 600 KB)  


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