Untitled, 2020 © Jordy Kerwick

UK x Australia Artist's Resale Right Reciprocity
April 30, 2024
The Artists' Collecting Society (ACS) is delighted to announce that the UK’s Intellectual Property Office has just confirmed UK nationals are now eligible for Artist’s Resale Right (ARR) royalties generated from Australian secondary sales. 

As part of the UK – Australia Free Trade Agreement, UK nationals will, from 31 March 2024, receive royalties when their eligible works are resold in Australia. It also means that eligible Australian artists will receive royalty payments when their works are resold in the United Kingdom.


The formal recognition of reciprocity between the two countries represents a significant milestone in the development of ARR.


“We, at the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS), are extremely pleased on behalf of the artists and artists’ estates which we represent that Australia has entered a reciprocal agreement with collecting societies in many countries including the United Kingdom. This is a long overdue welcome development and will make a substantial difference to the Australian artists and artists’ estates whom we represent. We look forward to collecting ARR royalties on behalf of our members from 1st April 2024.” – Harriet Bridgeman, Chairman of ACS.