Wireless mics in the west | ACMA

Wireless mics in the west

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Do you live in Western Australia and use or supply wireless microphones? This information will help you understand how changes to wireless mics will affect you and what you can do to get ready for 1 January 2015.

Change is in the air

Wireless microphones, in-ear monitoring systems and public announcement systems are used by many community groups (such as schools, clubs and religious organisations) and businesses. 

Not sure if you own a wireless microphone? Check out our photo gallery to see if you own a similar device.

Changes to the use of wireless microphones will take effect from 1 January 2015. Changes to the supply of wireless microphones in Australia are already in place:
  • If you're a community group or small business, read the plug and play fact sheet.
  • If you're a professional wireless microphone user, read the professional users fact sheet.
  • If you're a supplier, read the suppliers fact sheet and the FAQs.

Frequency finder resources for Western Australians

To find out what frequency range you can use from 1 January 2015, download the fact sheet for the area in which you plan to use your wireless microphone or use one of the online frequency finder tools developed by wireless microphone suppliers.

In most areas of Western Australia, the frequencies that are set out in the fact sheets are now available for wireless microphone use. 

The exceptions are Broome, Jurien, Karratha, Manjimup, Mt Barker, Narrogin, Northam and Wagin—the frequencies set out for these areas will be available for wireless microphones from 1 January 2015.

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Perth and surrounds
For additional information at the suburb level, click here.
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Regional and remote Western Australia 245 kb 74 kb

There is also technical information that may be of interest to professional users and suppliers:

Replacing or recycling your wireless microphone

  • If you’re thinking of buying a new device, check out our list of what wireless mics equipment is available.
  • Read our Useful links to find information on trade-in deals and free audit of your existing equipment by wireless microphone suppliers.
  • Information on recycling your old wireless microphone is also available.

More information

  • Let your members and community know about the changes by including information in your newsletter, website or newspaper. Download our media kit, which includes suggested text for your newsletter, images of wireless microphones and links to our media releases.
  • Find out how we’re helping community groups and businesses prepare for the changes by reading our Stakeholder engagement plan. Read how other groups are preparing for the changes in our case studies and how they’ve been helping their members and communities get ready.
  • Read our Background information for links to our media releases and consultation papers.
  • Subscribe to our free monthly e-bulletin to stay up-to-date on everything wireless microphones or read past editions.

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Last updated: 11 February 2016