Restrictions on use of numbers | ACMA

Restrictions on use of numbers

  • A CSP has reasonable grounds for suspecting that records contain false or misleading information—a CSP must not allow a person to use a number issued in connection with a prepaid mobile carriage service if it has reasonable grounds for suspecting that its records for the service contain false or misleading information.
  • At the request of a criminal law enforcement agency—a CSP must not allow a person to use a number issued in connection with a prepaid mobile carriage service if it has received a written request from an authorised law enforcement officer not to allow the person to use the number because the action is necessary for a purpose mentioned in subsection 313(3) or (4) of the Telecommunications Act 1997
Subsections 313(3) and (4) of the Act impose requirements on carriers, CSPs and carriage service intermediaries to give officers and authorities of the Commonwealth and of the states and territories such help as is reasonably necessary for:
  • enforcing the criminal law and laws imposing pecuniary penalties
  • protecting the public revenue
  • safeguarding national security
  • assisting the enforcement of the criminal laws in force in a foreign country.
A CSP must inform a purchaser of a prepaid mobile carriage service, and a service activator who seeks to have the service activated, of the effect of Part 9 of the Determination. 

Last updated: 04 March 2014