To start up digital test transmissions you will need to have:
- an approved Implementation Plan (Form ACMA B47) in place for the area
- submitted and have approved an ACMA B12 form and paid a licence fee (see fee schedule)
- set up an interference hotline for complaints about digital interference at least seven days before the test starts
- sent media releases to local media organisations and placed advertisements in newspapers at least seven days before the test starts
- sent copies of all test advertising material to the ACMA
- notified the Minister, MPs for the area, the local government bodies, the CEO of each hospital in the area, the State or Territory Health Minister, other broadcasters in the area and the ACMA at least seven days before the test starts.
For more information on digital tests see guidelines 114 to 120 of the ACMA's Technical Planning Guidelines.
To start permanent digital transmissions you will need to have:
- tested for at least seven days prior to starting permanent transmissions
- completed testing and sent a test report to the ACMA
- checked that there are no restrictions or special conditions on the permanent licence
- sent a commencement/non-commencement notification (ACMA B82) to the ACMA within seven days of the start date specified on the licence.