Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
The Australian Government makes payments to eligible Australian creators and publishers under the Public and Educational Lending Right (PLR and ELR) programs as recompense for the free multiple use of their books in public and educational lending libraries. The Committee has the power to determine the eligibility of applicants under both the PLR and ELR programs and to approve payments under the PLR program.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory office holder, offices and committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Public Lending Right Act 1985

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    B. Secondary statutory structure

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    Level 4, Nishi Building 2 Phillip Law St

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Ms. Olivia Lanchester 26 October 2023 25 October 2027
Member Ms. Libby Cass 21 August 2019 Determined by the appointer
Member Mr. Steven Carroll 27 March 2024 26 March 2026
Member Ms. Clare Thorpe 27 March 2024 26 March 2028
Member Rachel Bin Salleh 5 June 2024 4 June 2027
Member Mr. Steven Zorzi 29 September 2021 Determined by the appointer
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