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Device registration

Device registrations

Guidance on the registrations of radiocommunications devices under a spectrum licence is provided in the information paper Registration of radiocommunications devices under spectrum licences (Word [.docx] or PDF formats).

Amending (or deleting) devices registration details

For transmitters (and receivers) that have had their operating details changed or have ceased to operate, licensees are required to amend the relevant details in the (RRL) to ensure their devices continue to operate in a manner that complies with the RRL. In essence, any 'amendment' to a device registration will involve the deletion of the current registration and a new registration for the updated device.

Methods for the registration of devices

There are two methods available to licensees to register, amend or de-register devices:

  • Have an AP submit the device registrations electronically through the ACMA’s Lodgement Facility (ALF).
  • Submit paper application forms and have an Accredited Person (AP) certify that the device complies with the interference management framework for the band.

Note: Paper forms can only be used to register small numbers of devices in exceptional circumstances.  Prior consultation with the ACMA is required before device registrations are submitted using the paper form. Please contact the Licence Issue and Allocation Section if you are considering using paper forms to register a device: info@acma.gov.au.  The ACMA plans to withdraw the R070 form in mid-2015.

Further information

The ACMA’s List of accredited persons provides contact details for people who are accredited to register devices operated under spectrum licences.

The ACMA’s online facility for the creation of Sites and Antennas can be found here.

The ACMA has adopted the GEODATA 9 Second Digital Elevation Model Version 3 (DEM-9S) released by Geoscience Australia. The Digital Elevation Model Interpretation for device boundary calculations can be accessed here. (Word [.docx] or PDF formats).

General tools and downloads

  • HCIS to Placemark converter
  • ASMG 2012 GDA94 shapefile
  • ASMG 2012 AGD66 shapefile
  • The Australian spectrum map grid 2012  - word (961 kb ) and PDF (749 kb)
  • Know your obligations (Spectrum Licensing): Word or PDF. Note: Paper forms can only be used to register small numbers of devices in exceptional circumstances.  Prior consultation with the ACMA is required before device registrations are submitted using the paper form. Please contact the Licence Issue and Allocation Section if you are considering using paper forms to register a device: info@acma.gov.au.  The ACMA plans to withdraw the R070 form in mid-2015.

Last updated: 16 September 2016