Any person wishing to provide a datacasting service, including commercial and national broadcasters, must hold a datacasting licence.
Only Australian companies, the national broadcasters, Government bodies or a body corporate established under Australian law for a public purpose may hold a datacasting licence.
An applicant seeking a datacasting licence must use the application form (ACMA B51) and pay the specified application fee.
Restricted datacasting licences
A restricted datacasting licence is a type of datacasting licence. Restricted datacasting licences were established to enable the provision of innovative data services on the digital radio platform. Any person wishing to provide a restricted datacasting service must hold a restricted datacasting licence.
An applicant seeking a restricted datacasting licence must use the application form (ACMA B51) and pay the specified application fee.
The ACMA is obliged to maintain a Register including particulars of datacasting licences and such information about (related) transmitter licences as the ACMA determines.
The ACMA must make the Register available for inspection on the Internet. Click here to view or download a copy of the Register.