Monash University Performing Arts Centre

Equipment and Room Usage Policy


Subject to these Terms of Use, the facilities and equipment of the Monash University Performing Arts Centre (the ‘PAC’) are available to members of staff and students of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music & Performance (“SZCSoMP”) as well as other persons determined by the PAC Performance and Technical Manager who are collectively referred to as ‘users’ in these Terms of Use.


All users of the PAC have a right to pursue their research or study without unnecessary disturbance or distraction and have an obligation to respect the rights of others. The PAC manages a suite of equipment and facilities to enable users’ study and research.

Users of Monash University Performing Arts Centre must:

Use of PAC materials

Terms of use for electronic resources

The PAC’s electronic resources are governed by licence agreements which restrict use to the PAC community who must be responsible for limiting use to non-commercial academic research or learning purposes and must not systematically download, distribute, or retain substantial portions of information.

Copyright and proprietary notices must not be removed from any printed or downloaded material and all material used must be cited appropriately. The use of unauthorised scripts, agents or robot software is prohibited and may result in the loss of access to the resources for the user and/or the entire PAC community. Users are also legally required to comply with any additional terms of use specified in an electronic resource.

Staff should note that any use of electronic resources for teaching purposes must comply with the contractual terms of use of the electronic resource from which the material was sourced.

Users found to be in breach of these terms of use will be suspended from access to all purchased and subscribed electronic resources, and may suffer additional penalties in accordance with the University’s Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy.

Terms of use for other materials

A person must not remove from the PAC

Borrowing Materials

For materials that can be borrowed the PAC Performance and Technical Manager will determine:

During the period of a loan, the user who borrowed the materials is responsible for their care and safekeeping.

PAC materials on loan must be returned –

Fees and fines

The PAC Performance and Technical Manager determines and publishes fines for late return of borrowed materials. In a case of late return, a notice requiring payment of the resulting fine will be sent to the user.

Where PAC materials are not returned or are returned in a damaged state, a fee determined by the PAC Performance and Technical Manager to be the cost of replacing or repairing the PAC materials, including a processing charge, may be applicable. This is in addition to any overdue fines the user may be required to pay.  

Any amount payable must be paid by the user. Failure to do so may result in encumbrance of a user’s account by the University. Where the user is a student, a restriction on the student obtaining an academic transcript or having a degree conferred upon them will also be imposed in accordance with the Monash University (Vice-Chancellor) Regulations.


A member of the PAC resources team who is of the opinion that a user has caused a disturbance or failed to comply with these Terms of Use may request the user to produce their user identification and may order the person to leave the PAC’s facilities.

Where a user has:

after giving the user reasonable opportunity to be heard, the PAC Performance and Technical Manager may forbid the user to enter PAC facilities or to make use of PAC resources and facilities for such period and under such conditions as the PAC Performance and Technical Manager determines.

Failure to comply with the above may also result in a student’s account being encumbered by the University.

Where a user who is also a student engages in the above conduct, a member of the PAC staff may also report an allegation of general misconduct in accordance with the Monash University (Council) Regulations.


The PAC Performance and Technical Manager may delegate all or any of the powers and functions of the Monash University Performing Arts Centre  to any other member of PAC staff.


Any communication with or notice for a user will be sent to the email address recorded in the user’s record on the PAC’s management system.

Official notices, directed to the whole user community, will be displayed within the PAC and online.

Questions and feedback regarding the PAC’s Terms of Use are welcome through discussion with PAC resources staff. Users who are unhappy with the PAC’s processes or with their treatment by PAC staff may make a formal complaint.

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