Class licensing is used by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) to manage spectrum used by services which use a limited set of common frequencies using equipment under a common set of conditions. This page links to all current class licences and associated information pages.
Class licences authorise users of designated segments of spectrum to operate on a shared basis. A class licence sets out the conditions under which any person is permitted to operate. It is not issued to an individual user, and does not involve licence fees, and there is minimal licence administration by the ACMA.
Unless otherwise specified in the class licence, the licences are effective from the day after they are registered under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.
The ACMA has made the following class licences:
The ACMA has written Licence Information Papers to explain the different types and roles of class licences:
For more information about class licences, contact the Regulatory Reform and Carrier Infrastructure Section.