ACMA’s Radiocommunications Licence Register is a comprehensive online database of reference information on licensed radiocommunications services in Australia. The primary function of the register is to provide free access to authoritative information to facilitate device coordination, interference investigation and licence trading.
Licensees who deploy services in their spectrum are required to submit an Application to register a radiocommunications device operated under a Spectrum Licence to ACMA for inclusion in the register prescribed details of the location and output characteristics of their licensed transmitters, to warrant their compliance with licence conditions. In the event of an interference complaint the register enables access to essential technical information required by ACMA and other potentially affected licensees to trace the source of any alleged interference.
The register includes contact details for all licensees and facilitates commercial trading of spectrum access rights among licensees in the open market.
The web interface to the register operates on a real-time basis and supports searches across many different licence variables, including geographic coordinates, frequency range, licensee name, postcode, ABN and many others. To conserve internet bandwidth, online searches are limited to 50 results per page and about 5000 results per search, depending upon which search options you use. If many of your queries exceed this number of records, then you may find it more convenient to purchase a copy of the entire licence database on CD-ROM.
Searching in spectrum licensed bands
The register has a spectrum licence search page which enables a search of spectrum licence details by band release category. Clicking on any band release category will load a table displaying all of the spectrum licences in the band including licence number and the geographic area and frequency range of each licence. The page also lists the names of all licensees in the band. It also supports downloading of entire copies of individual licences so you can verify licence ownership and conditions.