2005–2018: CC Australia started in 2005 as an official affiliate of Creative Commons and established through an MOU between CC and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). QUT was responsible form promoting the use of CC licences in Australia and for the porting of the licences into Australian law. During this time CC Australia was lead by Professor Brian Fitzgerald and Emeritus Professor Tom Cochrane.

2018–present: In 2017 Creative Commons shifted from the Affiliate Program to a Global Network Structure, establishing a model of country Chapters. In 2018 Australia became the first country to establish its own Chapter in the Creative Commons Global Network.