Alert: Changes to ACMA labelling arrangements from 1 March 2013.
New single compliance mark – RCM. Further information is available.
- Telecommunications labelling and compliance
- Information for manufacturers and importers
- Testing and certification
- Compliance Marks
- Fact sheets and FAQs
- Mobile phone booster amplifiers
- Disability access
- Connection permits register
The ACMA has responsibility under the Telecommunications Act 1997 to regulate customer equipment (CE) and customer cabling. To achieve this, the ACMA has in place industry self-regulatory arrangements based on compliance with applicable standards and labelling. The ACMA regulates these arrangements through the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001 (the Labelling Notice).
These regulatory arrangements aim to ensure that items meet minimum mandatory technical standards and are appropriately labelled prior to connection to a telecommunications network. The technical standards address issues relating to protecting personal health and safety of users and operators of telecommunications networks protecting the integrity of the telecommunications networks ensuring interoperability with telecommunications networks for the supply of a standard telephone service and ensuring access to emergency call services.
The Labelling Notice identifies applicable technical standards and the required compliance level for specific items. The compliance level, in a given instance, relates to the risk associated with non-compliance with an applicable standard. Australian manufacturers and importers, or their authorised agent (commonly referred to as suppliers), of specified items, are required to label the item with either a compliance or non-compliance label. Items not specified in the Labelling Notice must not be labelled.
For compliant items, the supplier must make a declaration that the item complies with applicable standards. They must also apply a compliance label, comprising of the A-Tick mark and the company identifier, to the item and hold records supporting claims of compliance. These compliance records are often referred to as compliance folders. Items, which are covered by the Labelling Notice, but do not comply with applicable standard(s), must be labelled with the non-compliance label.
- Telecommunications requirements for suppliers of telecommunications equipment and cabling products in Australia
The booklet should be read in conjunction with the Telecommunications Labelling Notice. The booklet details the telecommunications regulatory arrangements applicable to the supply of telecommunications equipment and cabling in Australia.
- Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment & Customer Cabling) Notice 2001
The Labelling Notice specifies the type of label that must be applied to an item. It also identifies applicable technical standards and the extent of evidence required (the 'compliance level') for an item according to the type of carrier service(s) to which the item is designed to connect.
- Register of suppliers using alternative compliance path
Suppliers of cabling product who are eligible to use the alternative compliance path (and therefore not affix the A-tick label to their product) are listed on this register. The register also provides links to web pages for suppliers of products covered by these arrangements.
- Disability Customer Equipment
A compliance scheme has been introduced to reduce compliance arrangements for specific CE, identified as disability customer equipment. The aim of the reduced compliance requirements is to minimise the compliance costs for CE which has one or more feature designed to assist persons with disabilities access services supplied over the analog public switched telephone network where the CE is supplied in low quantities (not more than 50 items from each supplier in a calendar year).
Information for manufacturers and importers
- Updated compliance arrangements for IMT-2000 customer equipment
- Interim compliance arrangements for AS/ACIF S043
- Agency agreements
- Notice to permit holders and CCL holders - Grandfathering of permitted items
- Compliance with EMR requirements and technical standards for transmitters
Fact sheets for industry
- Electronic Labelling
- Labelling requirements for telecommunications Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling
- Labelling requirements for telecommunications, radiocommunications, EMC and EMR - A summary
- Set top boxes equipment regulation
- Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) equipment regulation
- Telecommunications Infringement Notices
Fact sheets for consumers
- A-Tick - Information for consumers
- Bringing communications equipment into Australia - Information for consumers
- Mobile phone boosters banned - Information for consumers
- Telephones and power failure - Information for consumers
- Category A52 of the Telecommunications Labelling Notice 2001 (Surge Protective Devices)
- Special application cables and water penetration requirements for underground installations
- Application of categories in the Telecommunications Labelling Notice
- Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) equipment
- Labelling requirements for equipment with an interface for a telephone extension
- Laptop computers with modems
- Labelling requirements for customer cabling
- Labelling requirements for cabling assemblies
- Bringing telecommunications equipment into Australia