The ACMA is responsible for managing the radiofrequency spectrum under the Radiocommunications Act 1992. The Act sets out the powers of the ACMA in relation to frequency planning, and provides for the preparation of plans that will govern the allocations of the spectrum.
Under this statutory framework the ACMA may make:
To further support spectrum planning in Australia, the ACMA also develops:
- administrative band plans - detailed channelling arrangements for radiocommunication services; and
- technical frequency assignment requirements for the frequency coordination of services, as required.
Consultation is central to these planning activities.
Certain frequency planning information can also be found within the spectrum licensing regime (e.g. applicable bands, boundary conditions, interference management requirements) and, for specified radiocommunications services and devices, within the apparatus licensing and class licensing regimes (e.g. applicable bands, power limits, channelling details).
Information concerning assigned frequencies can be found in the ACMA's Register of Radiocommunications Licences.
For more documents concerning Radio Frequency planning go to the Reference papers and items of interest webpage.