Attention: NSW Caretaker Period has commenced

The caretaker period for the NSW Election commenced on 3 March 2023.

Accordingly, no ministerial press releases or related information issued by the Government from this date will be available on this website. For copies of recently issued ministerial press releases or information on the election policies of any political party as they relate to this department/agency or its portfolio area, please go directly to the website of the relevant political party.

Print music hire

The Arts Unit has a large collection of orchestral, concert band, choral and stage band music appropriate for a wide range of abilities, available to government schools, non-government schools and community users.

Orchestral/band set hire fees

Government Schools $33 Handling Fee per set (Inc GST)
Non-Government Schools and Community Groups $55 handling Fee per set
Maximum number of sets per loan is 3.

Vocal or choral score

Government Schools $1.10 Handling Fee (Inc GST)
Non-Government Schools and Community Groups 1.65 Handling Fee (inc GST)
There is no limit to the number of choral scores per loan.
Full payment, by cheque, is required before music can be issued.

Conditions of Hire

  1. All music borrowed must be returned in the condition in which it was received.
  2. All markings on the music must be made in soft lead pencil only, and be carefully removed after use, otherwise a fee will be charged.
  3. On receiving material, borrowers must check against the inventory we supply, and again before returning the material.
  4. A charge will be made for all missing or defaced material at full replacement cost, and borrowing rights will be suspended until payment of the replacement cost is received.
  5. The standard borrowing time is twelve weeks.
  6. The Arts Unit reserves the right to recall any material at any time for whatever reason it deems valid. In this situation a refund may be offered to the hirer.
  7. Please note that the photocopying of music hired from the Arts Unit is illegal in all circumstances. The music on hire is owned by The Arts Unit and, while on hire, is not covered by any photocopying license. Any questions concerning performance and copyright should be directed to the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society (A.M.C.O.S.) on (02) 99357700, or The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) on (02) 9935

Please direct all enquiries to: