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EME and the National Broadband Network

The ACMA has conducted a compliance program in order to establish a base level of compliance for National Broadband Network (NBN) base stations. The priority compliance area and its results are summarised in the Priority compliance area outcomes report—Electromagnetic energy compliance and the National Broadband Network

The following table provides an overview of the number of sites where a compliance verification was conducted by state/territory and the number of these verifications that were escalated to a formal audit.

State/Territory

Compliance verifications

Formal audit

Victoria

112

9

New South Wales

68

9

Queensland

49

5

Australian Capital Territory

0

0

Northern Territory

14

2

South Australia

19

4

Tasmania

71

3

Western Australia

13

1

Total

346

33

In all cases, NBN was able to demonstrate at audit that it was fully compliant with the EME conditions contained in the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015.

As a result of this program, the ACMA is confident that NBN:

  • has a high level of compliance with the EME licence conditions
  • has a clear understanding about EME compliance obligations and associated record-keeping requirements
  • has processes in place to ensure that compliance assessments accurately reflect current environmental and site conditions
  • is appropriately addressing the underlying risk of elevated EME exposure from its base stations
  • is highly cooperative and willing to work with the ACMA in relation to all aspects of its EME compliance.

Last updated: 01 February 2017