The Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society (AWGACS) was established by the Australian Writers’ Guild in 1996 as a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee to collect international royalties for its Australian and New Zealand members.
In 2009, the Australian Writers’ Guild Authorship Collecting Society (AWGACS) collected a million dollars in overseas royalties for the first time. The royalties from overseas can only increase year by year with the addition of 16 more overseas partners. AWGACS now has contracts with 21 overseas collecting societies: Argentina, Austria, Chile, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland (Suissimage and SSA), United Kingdom and Uruguay.
You are eligible to join AWGACS if you are an Australian or New Zealand film or television writer. Membership is free.