Sample agreements

Arts Law's sample agreements have been created to assist low income creators and organisations in drafting contracts suitable for their needs. They are produced with explanatory notes and sample wording for each clause.

The sample agreements are available in different formats, for more information please read our guide to purchasing sample agreements. Please note that the non-editable PDF version cannot be copy and pasted from.

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Notice: From 1.1.2011, the Trade Practices Act 1974 (Cth) has been renamed the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and is known as the Australian Consumer Law. Matters previously regulated by the Trade Practices Act and various State and Territory consumer laws are now governed by the Australian Consumer Law which is administered by the ACCC, state and territory consumer agencies and, in respect of financial services, by ASIC. As a result, all references to the Trade Practices Act and State and Territory fair trading legislation in Arts Law's publications should now be read as a reference to the Australian Consumer Law. Arts Law is in the process of updating its publications accordingly.

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How to use a Sample Agreement

1. Choose/Buy

Choose and purchase the sample agreement that is appropriate for your specific situation.

Please note that the non-editable PDF version cannot be copy and pasted from.

2. Edit/Complete

Complete and edit the sample agreement to reflect the details of your transaction by following the instructions in the 'HOW TO USE THIS AGREEMENT' section of the sample agreement.

3. Sign/File

Once all the details of your transaction are finalised and you have agreed on all the terms of your contract with the other party, all the parties should sign the contract and keep a copy for their files.

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Arts Law's sample agreements are produced with explanatory notes and sample wording for each clause. They have been created to assist low income creators and organisations in drafting contracts suitable for their needs.

Arts Law is a not for profit company which relies on income from the sale of its publications to continue to provide low cost advice, services and publications to Australian creators. Permission is therefore not granted for the distribution or reproduction of this agreement in whole or in part other than for use in the drafting of an agreement for the original purchaser. Organisations or individuals wishing to distribute copies of these publications are requested to contact Arts Law.

These sample agreements are protected by the intellectual property rights of Arts Law and have been priced for artists and arts organisations who are not able to afford other legal services.

If you are a legal practioner, law firm or commercial organisation which many profit from the purchase and use of these agreements, please consider making a donation to Arts Law. Also all legal practioner’s and law firms must purchase at the lawyer price when it is available.

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