In late 2017, Sony DADC Australia Pty Limited went into an agreement with Technicolor Pty Limited (Technicolor, Australia) to allow Technicolor exclusive right to provide manufacturing, assembly, and packaging for Sony DADC in Australia and New Zealand for 5 years, effective February 12, 2018. Sony DADC Australia has remained active since then and continues to offer manufacturing services to the film and music industries, however this is now outsourced to Technicolor and Sony DADC's own plant in Huntingwood has closed.
About Sony DADC Australia matrix/LCCN numbers
Sony DADC Australia releases usually have matrices in the following patterns:
AxxxxxxxxxxXyyzz 01 Sony DADC Australia
Axxxxxxxxxx-yyzz 01 Sony DADC Australia
For CD releases, yy indicates the disc number (always 01 for single-disc releases; 02 and onwards are used for multi-disc releases), while zz indicates the number of discs in the release (again, always 01 for single-disc releases). DVDs do not seem to use the same numbering for the yyzz part however.
When entering Sony DADC Australia matrix numbers into LCCN, ONLY the "AxxxxxxxxxxXyyzz"/"Axxxxxxxxxx-yyzz" part of the string should be entered. An example of how to correctly enter the Sony DADC Australia number is Opeth - Damnation.
Early releases from 2005-06 may instead show a 7-digit numerical matrix number following the same sequence of Sony DADC Australia's predecessor SMEA. These matrix numbers may also be entered in LCCN, as shown on Lee Harding - Wasabi / Eye Of The Tiger.
Universal Music releases
Sony DADC Australia has also manufactured many CDs released by Universal Music Australia both on Universal Music labels and independent labels distributed by Universal Music Australia. These CDs generally have the following matrix:
[Universal logo] ANZ 1234 Axxxxxxxxxx-yyzz 12
Here, 1234 is the catalogue number of the CD, while Axxxxxxxxxx-yyzz is once again the typical Sony DADC matrix number which can be entered in the LCCN section with a Pressed By tag for Sony DADC Australia. An example of this is Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence.