Payment for cultural services

IERC Cultural Protocols Guide Payment for cultural services

Australian Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders who provide cultural services such as Welcome to Country and Smoking, and artistic performance such as dance and music, are using their intellectual property and so should be appropriately remunerated. Their fee may vary depending on the status of their Eldership.

Please note, first time providers must complete a JCU Australian Creditor Account Details Form (which requires name, address, phone, bank account details, signature).

  1. If the supplier has an ABN they must provide a quote. JCU will raise a Purchase Order which will be sent to the provider. They then include this Purchase Order number on their Tax Invoice with their ABN, and they will be paid via direct deposit. Payment terms are 30 days.
  2. If the supplier does not have an ABN they must complete a JCU Honorarium Payment Form and Australian Taxation Office Statement by a Supplier form. (The Statement by a Supplier form is only required every five years for Australian Taxation Office purposes.)

The provider will be paid the amount due directly into their bank account.

JCU’s payment terms are 30 days, however for providers that are offering services as a hobby, JCU will endeavour to pay the amount within 14 working days of receiving an invoice.

JCU is unable to pay suppliers with cash.

Providers may also request to be paid with a Coles/Myer or Woolworths Gift Card if they do not have an ABN.

Note to JCU staff

Please scan and email creditor forms to Once forms have been completed by the supplier, please give the completed forms to your Division’s Finance Team.