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Closed draft licence area plans

This page contains details of consultations on draft licence area plans (LAPs) and variation to LAPs proposed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) that have closed.

LAPs determine the number, category and characteristics of broadcasting services available in a licence area.

Once a draft LAP has been finalised, the varied LAP is published under Final Licence area plans.

The draft LAP documents below are in Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe PDF formats and are listed by closing date in descending order.

For alternate formats please contact the ACMA on 1300 850 115.

Key: EXP = Explanatory paper, DP = Discussion paper, LAP = Licence area plan, LAD = Licence area designation, FAP = Frequency allotment plan, MAP = Licence area map.

State

Mode

Plan(s)

Release date

Closing date

Documents

VIC & NSW  Radio  Sale and Remote Central and Eastern Australia  1 Aug 2017  1 Sep 2017

Documents:
Consultation paper
Draft variation
Maps

Submissions:
Rebel Media

WA, NSW, QLD

Radio

Remote Western Australia

Carnarvon

Broken Hill

Karratha

Port Hedland

Toowoomba/Warwick

4 Nov 16

2 Dec 16

Documents:
Consultation paper
LAP—Remote WA
LAP—Carnarvon
LAP—Broken Hill
LAP—Karratha
LAP—Port Hedland
LAP—Toowoomba / Warwick
Maps

Submissions:
CRA 
Flow FM
Grant Broadcasters
Midwest Radio
Rebel Media
Southern Cross Austereo
Super Radio Network

Comments:
(these can be viewed on the consultation page)
City of Karratha

Various 

Radio

A new approach to AM–FM conversions and in-fill transmitters for commercial radio broadcasting services

4 Nov 16

2 Dec 16

Consultation paper

Vic

Radio 

Bendigo, Horsham and Shepparton radio

9 June 2016 

8 July 2016

Documents:
DP 
MAP 
LAP - Bendigo 
LAP - Horsham 
LAP - Shepparton

Submissions:
Flow FM
Commercial Radio Australia

Various Radio

Remote central and Eastern Australia

17 February 2016 25 March 2016

Documents:
DP - Word 8 MB
LAP - Word 337 KB, PDF 2 MB
MAP - PDF 2 MB 

Submissions:
Flow FM
Ace Radio
Bathurst Broadcasters
Commercial radio Australia
Rebel Media
Super radio network

Various

Radio 

Swan Hill

Central Western Slopes

Mackay

Gunnedah

Roma

5 Nov 2015

4 Dec 2015 

Documents:
DP
MAP
LAP - Swan Hill
LAP - Central Western Slopes
LAP - Mackay
LAP - Gunnedah
LAP - Roma

Submissions:
Rebel Media
Binjang Community Radio

South Australia Radio Riverland 8 Sep 2014 17 Oct 2014

Documents:
DP

LAP – Riverland

Various Radio

Goulburn

Hamilton

Kempsey

13 Aug 2014

12 Sep 2014
 

Documents:
DP

LAP – Goulburn
LAP – Hamilton
LAP – Kempsey
FAP
MAP

Submissions:
2WAY FM
Laurieton United Service Club
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Rebel Media
SBS 
Southern Cross Austereo

NSW

Radio

Young

17 Feb 2014

21 Mar 2014

Documents:
EXP (Word 159KB)
LAP (Word 294KB)
FAP (Word 146KB)
MAP (PDF 468KB)

Submissions:
Flow FM
Super Radio Network
Rebel Media

Various

Radio

Remote Central and Eastern Australia

3 Jul 2013

20 Dec 2013

Documents: 
EXP - Part A: Central Zone (Word 4.1MB)
EXP - Part B: North East Zone (Word 2.5MB)
LAP (Word)
FAP (Word

Submissions:
Mudgee Broadcasting Co
Bathurst Broadcasters Pty Ltd
Southern Cross Austereo Pty Ltd
Rebel Media
Commercial Radio Australia
FLOW FM
Clem Blake
Rebel Media (supplementary submission)
ACE Radio Broadcasters

Various

Radio

Swan Hill

Central Western Slopes

Mackay

Gunnedah

Roma

5 Nov 2015

4 Dec 2015 

Documents:
DP

MAP
LAP - Swan Hill
LAP - Central Western Slopes
LAP - Mackay
LAP - Gunnedah
LAP - Roma

Submissions:
Rebel Media
Binjang Community Radio

NT

Radio

Darwin

9 Dec 2013

16 Dec 2013

FAP

NSW

Radio

Lismore

18 Jul 2013

16 Aug 2013

LAP, FAP, MAP (PDF), EXP

NSW

Radio

Gosford

18 Jul 2013

16 Aug 2013

LAP, FAP, MAP (PDF), EXP

NSW

Radio

Sydney

13 Mar 13

26 Apr 13

Documents:
EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Submissions:
Alan Hughes
Commercial Radio Australia
Craig Allen
Futrends Pty Ltd
Tony Ishak

NT

Radio

Darwin

5 Dec 12

11 Jan 13

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
LAD (Word or PDF)
FAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

NSW

Radio

Broken Hill

14 Nov 12

14 Dec 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
FAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Qld

Radio

Ipswich

14 Nov 12

14 Dec 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

NSW

Radio

Wagga Wagga 

14 Nov 12

14 Dec 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
FAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Vic

Radio

Colac

31 Oct 12

30 Nov 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Qld

Radio

Mount Isa

31 Oct 12

30 Nov 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
FAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

NT

Radio

Nhulunbuy 

31 Oct 12

30 Nov 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Vic

Radio 

Wangaratta

31 Oct 12

30 Nov 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
FAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

SA

Radio

Adelaide

26 Sep 12

2 Nov 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Submission:

Flow FM

WA

TV

Remote and Regional Western Australia

18 Jul 12

24 Aug 12

EXP (Word)
LAP (Word)

NT

TV

Darwin

14 Mar 12

13 Apr 12

DP (Word or PDF)

Submissions:

Alan Hughes

Larrakia TV

Qld

Radio

Brisbane

18 Jan 12

17 Feb 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Submissions:

4KZ

M Luchterhand

NT

TV & Radio

Darwin and Katherine

15 Dec 11

27 Jan 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Radio) (Word or PDF)
LAP (TV) (Word or PDF)
LAD (Word or PDF)
FAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Submissions:

Larrakia TV

Supp information from Larrakia TV

NSW

Radio

Bathurst

7 Dec 11

20 Jan 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Qld

Radio

Atherton

7 Dec 11

20 Jan 12

EXP (Word or PDF)
LAP (Word or PDF)
MAP (PDF)

Vic

Radio

Melbourne

24 Nov 11

6 Jan 12

EXP, LAP & MAP

Submissions:

Flow FM (1)

Flow FM (2)

3AW/3EE

Various

Radio

Remote Central and Eastern Australia

28 Sep 11

28 Oct 11

EXP, LAP, FAP & MAP

Submissions:

Alan Hughes

Coastal Broadcasters Pty Ltd

Independent Regional Radio

Rebel Media

Super Radio Network

NSW

Radio

Cooma

19 May 11

17 Jun 11

EXP, LAP, FAP & MAP

NSW

TV

Sydney

13 May 11

20 Jun 11

EXP & LAP

Qld

TV

Brisbane

13 May 11

20 Jun 11

EXP & LAP

Vic

TV

Melbourne

13 May 11

20 Jun 11

EXP & LAP

Submission:

C31 Pty Limited

Tas

Radio

Hobart

24 Feb 11

25 Mar 11

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Commercial Radio Australia

M McGuire

Southern Cross Media

United Christian Broadcasters

Vic

TV

Regional Victoria

20 Jan 11

14 Feb 11

EXP & LAP

Qld 

Radio

Bundaberg

24 Nov 10

24 Dec 10

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submission:

Bundaberg Community Radio 96.3 FM

Qld 

Radio

Kingaroy

24 Nov 10

24 Dec 10

EXP, LAP & FAP 

NSW

Radio

Bourke

19 Oct 10

29 Oct 10

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

Commercial Radio Australia

Rebel Media

Qld

Radio

Cairns

19 Oct 10

29 Oct 10

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

Commercial Radio Australia

J Diprose (1)

J Diprose (2)

A Skinner

D Townsend

Qld

Radio

Maryborough

19 Oct 10

29 Oct 10

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

Commercial Radio Australia

Rebel Media

J Taylor

NSW 

TV

Northern New South Wales

23 Sep 10

17 Oct 10

EXP & LAP

NSW 

TV

Southern New South Wales

23 Sep 10

17 Oct 10

EXP & LAP

NSW

TV

Sydney

23 Sep 10

17 Oct 10

EXP & LAP

Qld

TV

Brisbane

23 Sep 10

17 Oct 10

EXP & LAP

Qld

TV

Regional Queensland

23 Sep 10

17 Oct 10

EXP & LAP

SA

TV

Adelaide

23 Sep 10

17 Oct 10

EXP & LAP

Various

TV

Remote Central and Eastern Australia

23 Sep 10

17 Oct 10

EXP & LAP

Vic

TV & Radio

Mildura/Sunraysia

6 Aug 10

5 Sep 10

EXP, LAP (TV) & LAP (Radio)

WA 

Radio

Bunbury

13 Jul 10

13 Aug 10

EXP (word or PDF)
LAP (word or PDF)
LAD (word or PDF
FAP (word or PDF)

Submissions:

PANOB Enterprises (Phillip Smith)

Racing and Wagering Western Australia

NSW

Radio

Coffs Harbour

29 Apr 10

28 May 10

EXP, LAPLAD, FAP & MAP
(Bellingen RA1, Coffs Harbour RA1,
Coffs Harbour RA2 & Coffs Harbour RA3)

WA

Radio

Perth

30 Mar 10

30 Apr 10

EXP, Appendix B to EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions

WA

Radio

Kalgoorlie

16 Mar 10

16 Apr 10

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

L Kozak

Radio West & HOT FM

D Tedge

Vic

TV

Regional Victoria

26 Mar 10

15 Apr 10

EXP & LAP

NSW

Radio

Griffith

7 Dec 09

15 Jan 10

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submission:

Flow FM

NSW

Radio

Albury

11 Nov 09

11 Dec 09

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

ABC

Albury Wodonga Christian Broadcasters Inc.

D Carberry

E Clark

F Van Nimwegen

NSW

Radio

Deniliquin

11 Nov 09

11 Dec 09

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

ABC

Albury Wodonga Christian Broadcasters Inc.

D Carberry

E Clark

F Van Nimwegen

NSW 

Radio

Moree

11 Nov 09

11 Dec 09

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

ABC

Gin Gin Community Broadcasters Inc

Talbragar Broadcasters Inc

Rebel Media

Various

Radio

Remote Central and Eastern Australia

11 Nov 09

11 Dec 09

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

ABC

Gin Gin Community Broadcasters Inc

Talbragar Broadcasters Inc

Rebel Media

ACT

Radio

Canberra

6 Oct 09

4 Nov 09

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

NSW 

Radio

Nowra

6 Oct 09

30 Oct 09

EXP & LAP

Vic

Radio

Wangaratta

8 Sep 09

9 Oct 09

EXP & LAP

Submission:

Alpine Shire

SA

Radio

Murray Bridge

26 Aug 09

25 Sep 09

EXP, LAP*, LAD & FAP
* The LAP was updated on 13 Jan 11 to correct
a drafting error to the instrument.

Submissions:

Alex FM

Spirit FM

SA

Radio

Adelaide

10 Aug 09

11 Sep 09

EXP & LAP

Submissions:

DMG Radio

Flow FM

Tas 

Radio

Launceston

27 Jul 09

28 Aug 09

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

Grant Broadcasters

Interweave

I Dean MLC

Mayor of Launceston

Tote Radio

World Music Radio

SA

Radio

Spencer Gulf North

30 Jun 09

17 Jul 09

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions

Vic

Radio

Bendigo

19 Jun 09

17 Jul 09

Revised EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

CBAA

Central Victorian Gospel Radio Inc

Goldfields Community Radio Co-operative Ltd

Grant Broadcasters Pty Ltd

W J Hanna

B & H Mitchell

M Lowther

WA

Radio

Perth

4 Mar 09

26 Mar 09

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions

Various

Radio

Remote Central and Eastern Australia

18 Feb 09

13 Mar 09

EXP, LAP & FAP

4RBL Childers Field Survey Report (4.4 mb)

Submissions:

Heartland FM

Macquarie Southern Cross Media (zip 4.5 mb)

Rebel Media

Qld

Radio

Rockhampton - Gladstone 

27 Nov 08

9 Jan 09

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submission:

Prime Media

Qld

Radio

Charters Towers

18 Aug 08

19 Sep 08

EXP & LAP

Submissions:

4BAY FM

4GEM

97.7 Valley FM

ABC

CBAA (1)

CBAA (2)

Mt Isa Christian B/casting Assoc

Radio TAB

Qld

Radio

Townsville

18 Aug 08

19 Sep 08

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

4BAY FM

4GEM

97.7 Valley FM

ABC

CBAA (1)

CBAA (2)

Mt Isa Christian B/casting Assoc

Radio TAB

Vic

Radio

Bendigo

18 Aug 08

19 Sep 08

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions

Vic

Radio

Colac

18 Aug 08

19 Sep 08

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

4BAY FM

97.7 Valley FM

ABC

CBAA (1)

CBAA (2)

Mt Isa Christian B/casting Assoc

Vic

Radio

Geelong

18 Aug 08

19 Sep 08

EXP, LAP, LAD, FAP & MAP

Submissions

NSW

Radio

Mudgee

6 May 08

30 May 08

EXP, LAP & LAD

Submissions:

Mudgee Broadcasting Co Pty Ltd
(May 08)

Rebel Media (Mar 06)

Rebel Media (May 08)

SA

Radio

Riverland

16 Apr 08

2 May 08

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

5DDD

D Nayda

R Rodda

Vic

Radio

Bendigo

20 Mar 08

4 Apr 08

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

NSW

Radio

Lithgow

9 Jan 08

14 Jan 08

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

Bathurst Broadcasters P/L

Northside Broadcasting Co-operative Ltd

M Norris

O'Brien Palmer

2SSR - Southern Shire Community Radio

W Yang

Vale Vision Community Radio & TV Assoc Inc

NSW

Radio

Nowra

4 Oct 07

31 Oct 07

EXP, LAP & LAD

Submissions:

Power FM

Qld

Radio

Gympie

28 Sep 07

31 Oct 07

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

Macquarie Regional Radioworks

PRIME

Qld

Radio

Innisfail

28 Sep 07

31 Oct 07

EXP, LAP & FAP

NSW

Radio

NSW Community

25 Aug 06

22 Sep 06

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

Combined Multicultural Christian Community

Hindu Community Radio

Queer Community Media

The Octopod Association

NSW

Radio

Sydney

25 Aug 06

22 Sep 06

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

Combined Multicultural Christian Community

Hindu Community Radio

Queer Community Media

The Octopod Association

NSW

Radio

Wollongong

25 Aug 06

22 Sep 06

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

Combined Multicultural Christian Community

Hindu Community Radio

Queer Community Media

The Octopod Association

NSW

TV

Griffith/Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area

13 Apr 06

19 May 06

EXP, LAP & FAP

Vic

TV

Regional Victoria

13 Apr 06

16 May 06

EXP, LAP & FAP

ACT

Radio

Canberra

2 Mar 06

31 Mar 06

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

Italian Media Corporation

Vic

Radio

Melbourne

16 Mar 06

31 Mar 06

EXP & LAP

Submissions:

J Styles (1)

J Styles (2)

J Styles (3)

NSW

Radio

Wagga Wagga 

2 Feb 06

25 Feb 06

Revised EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

B & J Erskine

Gumnut Childcare Centre li>Gundagai District Touch Association

Gundagai Meat Processors

Gundagai Newsagency

Gundagai Pharmacy

Gundagai Tigers Football Club

S Ley MP

Macquarie Regional Radioworks

Makeham Financial Services

McAlister & Saunderson

PRD Nationwide Gundagai

St Patricks School

Tumut Shire Council

Valmar Support Services P/L

NSW 

Radio

Mudgee

22 Dec 05

10 Feb 06

EXP & LAP

Submissions:

Rebel Radio Network

WA

Radio

Perth

14 Dec 05

6 Feb 06

Revised EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

Austereo

D B & W K Binning

K Blyton (6IX)

DMG Radio (Dec 05)

DMG Radio (Feb 06)

Dr J Edwards MLA

G Hateley (6PR)

MR S Lee (City of Cockburn)

N Marlborough MLA

J McLennan

Hon M Quirk MLA

Radio Fremantle

Radio Interference Group

D Randall MP

R Rennie

T Sprigg MLA

MR P Taggliaferri (City of Fremantle)

K Thompson (Racing Radio)

SEN R Webber

NSW

Radio

Central Western Slopes

1 Nov 05

25 Nov 05

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

NT

Radio

Arnhem Land

1 Nov 05

25 Nov 05

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

Dhanbul Council

SEN Trish Crossin

SEN Nigel Scullion

Menzies School of Health Research

Miwatj Health

Laynhapuy Homelands Association Inc. 

Tas

TV

Tasmania

18 Oct 05

11 Nov 05

EXP & LAP

NSW

Radio

Lithgow

5 Oct 05

28 Oct 05

EXP, LAP & LAD

Submissions:

Bathurst Broadcasters Pty Ltd (1)

Bathurst Broadcasters Pty Ltd (2)

Blue Mountains Public Broadcasting Society

DMG Radio Australia

J Heistler

Media Corporation Australia Ltd

Various 

Radio

Remote Central and Eastern Australia

5 Sep 05

30 Sep 05 

EXP, LAP, LAD & FAP

Submissions:

Austereo

Commercial Radio Australia

Flow FM

Macquarie Regional Radioworks

Radio Murray Bridge Pty Ltd

Rebel Radio Network

Southern Cross Broadcasting

Star Broadcasting Network

Tas

Radio

Oatlands

23 Aug 05

9 Sep 05

EXP & LAP

Qld

Radio 

Charleville

29 Jun 05

14 Jul 05

EXP, LAP & FAP

Submissions:

4VL Petition

H M Bayliss

G P & J A Birkett

D Bourke

E Busiko

T Butler

J Campbell

R & E Cochrane

R Cornish

A M Dorin

K & J Everett

Dr R Faint

N H K Girland

R & C Haines

M Harris

H Hobbs MP

B R Jones

C Jones

M Kerslake

Al Kirton

C Lemon

Macquarie Regional Radioworks

A Mansfield

R Mansfield

B & D McCarrol (1)

B & D McCarrol (2)

A Range

Bruce Scott MP

P Small

B Smart (1)

B Smart (2)

B Smart (3)

G & R Brooks

K Thorne

NSW

Radio

Wagga Wagga

14 Jun 05

8 Jul 05

EXP & LAP

Submissions:

2WG

2TVR (1)

2TVR (2)

Tas

Radio

Scottsdale

30 May 05

9 June 05

EXP & LAP

WA

Radio

Perth

5 Sep 04

1 Oct 04

EXP & LAP

Submissions:

see revised Perth draft of Dec 05

Key: EXP = Explanatory paper, DP = Discussion paper, LAP = Licence area plan, LAD = Licence area designation, FAP = Frequency allotment plan, MAP = Licence area map.

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