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Connection permits register

Under Section 403 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, the ACMA must maintain a register of all connection permits currently in force. Connection permits allow specified customer equipment or customer cabling to connect to a telecommunications network or to a facility under certain conditions.

Connection Permit Holder

Connection Permit Number

Expiry Date

Communications Systems
Infrastructure Support Services
Airservices Australia

ACMA 2014/01

1 July 2017

General conditions for permits

Permits are issued subject to the following conditions:

  1. The Holder and the Holder's Nominee(s) must, if requested to do so, allow the manager of any telecommunications network or facility, to which any CE or CC covered by this Permit is connected, to inspect such CE or CC.
  2. The Holder and the Holder's Nominee(s) may only connect CE or CC covered by this Permit to a telecommunications network or facility of a Carrier or Carriage Service Provider specified in Schedule 2 of this Permit.
  3. The Holder or the Holder's Nominee(s) must ensure that CE or CC connected under this Permit to a telecommunications network or facility is connected and maintained in such a way as to:
    • protect the integrity of that telecommunications network or facility; and
    • protect the health and safety of persons who:
      • operate; or
      • work on; or
      • use services supplied by means of; or
      • are otherwise reasonably likely to be affected by the operation of;
      that telecommunications network or a facility.
  4. If the Holder or Holder's Nominee(s) reasonably forms the view, or is advised by the ACMA or the manager of any telecommunications network or facility of a Carrier or Carriage Service Provider specified in Schedule 2 of this Permit, that any CE or CC covered by this Permit is, or is likely to pose, a real or material threat to the integrity of a telecommunications network or facility or the health or safety of persons, the Holder or Holder's Nominee(s) must:
    • immediately rectify the installation of that CE or CC such that it is in accordance with paragraph (3) above; or
    • immediately disconnect that CE or CC; or
    • where disconnection of that CE or CC is or is likely to introduce any hazard to the continued safe operation of air traffic control systems, notify the manager of the relevant telecommunications network or facility as soon as possible of the hazard and reach agreement with the manager of that telecommunications network or facility for the disconnection or continued connection of such CE or CC.
  5. In addition, the Holder or Holder's Nominee(s) must inform the ACMA, within 28 days of the event, of the action being taken and the reasons for doing so. Without limiting the circumstances in which CE or CC covered by this permit may pose a real or material threat, equipment which is not labelled in accordance with the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001 does not of itself pose such a threat.

Additional conditions

  1. For the purposes of paragraph 3 above, the holder and the Holder's Nominee(s) may only connect CE and CC to a telecommunications network or facility:
    • via an optical fibre interface; or
    • via a Line Isolating Unit listed in the Certified Components List maintained by AUSTEL on 30 June 1997; or
    • via other customer equipment which has been labelled in accordance with the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001 as in force from time to time; or
    • by a combination of the above.
  2. Where a Line Isolating Unit is used to protect equipment, a telecommunications network, facility, or personnel from an electrical hazard, the Holder and the Holder's Nominee(s) must ensure that the Line Isolating Unit is as close as practicable to the hazard. Where hazards within equipment rooms are managed in accordance with Airservices Occupational Health and Safety policy this condition does not preclude the Line Isolation Unit being located at the Network Boundary.
  3. The Holder and the Holder's Nominee(s) must maintain, at each site where any CE or CC covered by this Permit is installed, circuit drawings and records sufficient to describe the installation of such CE and CC which is subject to this Permit at that location.
  4. The Holder and the Holder's Nominee(s) must make these drawings and records available at the time of a pre-arranged audit or site inspection by the ACMA or manager of any telecommunications network or facility mentioned in Schedule 2 of this Permit.
  5. The Holder and the Holder's Nominee(s) must limit access to all CE and CC covered by this Permit to persons who are adequately trained in safety, installation and maintenance practices and ensure that such CE and CC is installed in accordance with safe working practices as defined in the Airservices Australia Occupational Health and Safety Policy and the following Airservices Australia associated policies and procedures as amended or replaced from time to time:
    • AA-PROC-SAF-0008 - Workplace Safety Inspection Procedure;
    • AA-PROC-SAF-0105 - Safety Risk Management Procedures; and
    • PROC-138 - Implementing Regulation and Safety Requirements for Telecommunications Installations.
  6. The Holder and the Holder's Nominee(s) must ensure that all CE and CC covered by this permit is installed and maintained in accordance with the general principles of safety, outlined in the safety standard AS/NZS 60950, including:
    • observing installation principles which will eliminate, reduce or guard against hazards;
    • where the above is impracticable because the functioning of the equipment would be impaired; using engineering methods such as enclosures and guards, or administrative controls such as markings to warn of hazard or special access procedures to reduce exposure to hazard, or requiring the use of personal protective equipment.

Last updated: 10 February 2015