New PPCA Licence Agreements


In August 2015, the CBAA finalised a new PPCA music licensing agreement for CBAA members.

In addition to rights to broadcast sound recordings and transmit sound recordings as music on hold on your telephone systems, the new licence includes an option for a simulcast licence if your station also streams its broadcasts online. The formatting of the PPCA licence has also been updated and modernised.

Please note that the CBAA member benefit regarding PPCA licensing continues under this new agreement. This ensures that CBAA members are provided with a lower rate for PPCA licence fees in comparison to a community radio broadcaster that isn't a CBAA member. 

All stations will need to transition to the new licence and instructions on how to do this have been provided in a joint letter from the CBAA and PPCA and also included below. The licence is available to download PDF icon here.pdf and frequently asked questions are answered here.

What are the next steps?

Step 1: Terminate your existing PPCA Licence

In order to transition to the new licence, your existing agreement with the PPCA has been terminated (a terminated notice was included with your letter sent jointly from the CBAA and PPCA). Please note that this termination does not mean that your station has to cease broadcasting or simulcasting because, as agreed by the CBAA on your behalf, your new licence will retrospectively take effect from 1 July 2014.

Step 2: Review and submit your new PPCA Licence to the PPCA by the deadline

Please take the time to read the new PPCA licence. Please complete and return your station’s signed licence to PPCA by Friday, 9 October 2015 according to the instructions on the first page of the new licence.

Download the new PPCA licence

More Information

For more information, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions or contact CBAA Member Services Officers Holly Friedlander Liddicoat and Danny Chifley on (02) 9310 2999 or via email: or