Copyright matters

Fair Dealing for access by persons with a disability

The Copyright Act allows persons with a disability, and the people and organisations supporting them, to copy and communicate third party copyright materials in the format(s) and with the specific features that are required by the individual (sections 113E and 113F).

No marking, registration, or payment is required under these sections.

How much may be copied?

A whole work may be copied for a student with a disability, providing that it is not commercially available in the format(s) and with the specific features required.

Copies of unit readers and textbooks

For information and assistance with copying unit materials and textbooks please phone the Equity Office staff on 9360.6084 or email them at

Copies of journal articles, High Demand items, and other library materials

For assistance with copying library materials please ring the library on 9360 2563, go to the Information Desk; or make an online request.

See the Library's page for students with a disability or medical condition for more information on their services.