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In Australia, a work has copyright from the moment it is created - that is, the work exists in physical or digital form.

Unpublished works are also covered by copyright, including document drafts, personal notes, diaries and family recipe books (recipes, like facts and designs, are not covered by copyright, but the written form of the recipe is).

You do not need to register for copyright, pay for it or mail yourself a document in a letter (that's a myth). No formal rattification is required - not even a copyright symbol. All works are all rights reserved automatically, unless the owner of the copyright has given permission otherwise.