Alert: Changes to ACMA labelling arrangements from 1 March 2013.
New single compliance mark – RCM. Further information is available.
- Radiocommunications labelling and compliance
- Compliance forms
- Testing services
- Additional information
To assist with managing the radiofrequency spectrum, the ACMA requires manufacturers and importers of radiocommunications devices and their authorised agents comply with its supplier-based labelling scheme. The scheme aims to ensure that radiocommunications devices meet applicable ACMA standards before these devices are placed on the Australian market.
The ACMA standards refer to publicly available Australian and overseas standards for technical matters including performance limits and test methodologies. Where one exists for a particular device type, compliance with an ACMA standard is mandatory.
The labelling scheme has three distinct levels of records keeping requirements, known as 'compliance levels'. The most appropriate level that is applied to any particular standard is based on the perceived risk of interference from a non compliant device. The higher the perceived risk the more onerous the records keeping obligation.
The labelling scheme is based on a self declaration process. The manufacturer, importer or authorised agent (supplier) must affix a 'compliance label' to each device and hold prescribed documents supporting claims of compliance with all applicable standards.
A detailed explanation of the scheme is available in the booklet listed below.
- The information booklet - Radiocommunications requirements for suppliers of radiocommunications devices in Australia.
- Radiocommunications Devices (Compliance Labelling) Notice 2003
The Labelling Notice is legislation that specifies the type of label that must be applied to a device. It also identifies applicable technical standards and the extent of evidence required (the 'compliance level') for the device.
- Agency Agreements
- The C-Tick Determination - Radiocommunications (C-Tick Mark) Determination 1998.
- Class Licences detail technical requirements applicable to some radiocommunications equipment.
- The PMTS Jamming Devices Declaration for Mobile Phone Jammers.
Radiocommunications Amendment Standard 2005 (No. 1) for significant events.
- The Radiocommunications Compliance Laboratory can provide product testing information.