Agents laws in Queensland
As performer it is important to be aware of the laws in your state governing agents. If you have any questions or concerns about agent practices please contact MEAA Member Central on 1300 65 65 13 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Performers based in Queensland, please note that under Queensland law your agent must:
•Not charge you more than 10% gross amount payable to you for the work – the gross amount payable does not include meal or travel allowances, holiday pay, long service leave, superannuation, rehearsal payments or irregular overtime or penalty rates.
•Your agent can charge more than these fees only if you have accepted in writing a management agreement, under which you must be provided at least four (4) of these services:
Handling of your business affairs;
Providing accounting advice;
Publicising and promoting you;
Providing ancillary services;
Providing continuing career or artistic advice; and
Representing you in negotiations with media, entertainment workers or the public.
•Within 7 days of your Agent receiving money on your behalf, you must receive the payment.
•Your Agent must not as a condition of finding or attempting to find you work, charge a fee for preparing a resume or portfolio or for providing advice, assistance or training in interview preparation.
•Your Agent must not as a condition of finding or attempting to find you work require you to use other services or resources either provided by them or through a person or company they nominate. If you choose to use a supplier they nominate the agent must not accept a financial benefit form that person or company.