New community radio licences in Perth
The Australian Communications and Media Authority is seeking applications for two new community radio licences for the Perth area of Western Australia.
The two frequencies being made available are 100.9 MHz and 90.5 MHz.
- The frequency 100.9 MHz has been vacant since October 2006, when ACMA cancelled the licence held by WAAMA (the Western Australian Aboriginal Media Association) as a result of continuing breaches of licence conditions.
- The frequency 90.5 MHz is currently shared by two groups providing temporary community services.
To be eligible for consideration for a community broadcasting licence, applicants must:
- be a company formed in Australia (this includes incorporated associations);
- represent a community interest; and
- submit an application in accordance with the approved application Form ACMA B32.
To apply, please download the following documents:
- Information Kit:
- Perth RA1 licence area map (162 kb)
- Perth RA2 licence area map (179 kb)
- Community radio codes of practice (230 kb)
- Form ACMA B32 - Allocation of Community Broadcasting Licences - Broadcasting Services Bands
A separate application is required for each licence applied for. Your application should clearly identify the licence/s applied for.
Applications for the licences should be sent to the following address before midnight (AEST) on Thursday, 16 August 2007. Please note that the ACMA will not accept applications submitted after this closing date.
Community Allocations and Renewals
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box Q500
Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Please use the electronic version (downloaded from ACMA's website or sent to you on CD) to complete the Form ACMA32. Your application should be regarded as a stand alone document with complete answers to all questions without reference to information or documents you may have provided previously when applying for temporary licences.
Please submit two hard copies of your application for each licence, one original and one copy, including all appendices and other relevant information.
You should also submit an electronic version of your application, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or on disk or CD sent to ACMA. This copy will be posted on ACMA’s web site for the purpose of public viewing. ACMA understands that this electronic version of your application may not include the appendices and other relevant information included with your hard copy application.
If you would like more information about the allocation process, contact ACMA's Community Allocations and Renewal Section on (02) 9334 7872 or freecall 1800 226 667.
Further information on this subject can be found on the Licence allocations, renewals and transfers page.