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Register of broadcasting codes & schemes index

Under section 123 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, industry groups have developed codes of practice in consultation with the ACMA. Once implemented, the ACMA monitors these codes and deals with unresolved complaints made under them.

The ACMA includes a code in the register if:

  • it is satisfied it provides appropriate community safeguards for the matters covered;
  • it was endorsed by a majority of providers of broadcasting services in that industry sector;
  • members of the public have been given an adequate opportunity to comment.

Note: Codes developed by Australia's national broadcasters - the ABC and SBS - are notified to the ACMA, but are not registered.

Radio codes

TV codes

Free-to-air

Subscription broadcast television (pay TV)

Subscription narrowcast television (pay TV)

Conditional access schemes

Broadcasters are required to develop conditional access schemes governing access to commercial digital television broadcasting service via satellite (Viewer Access Satellite Television services), as licensed under section 38C of the Act. Section 130ZE of the Act requires the ACMA to maintain a register of these conditional access schemes, one for each section 38C licence area: Southern Australia TV3, Northern Australia TV3 and Western Australia TV3.

Under section 130ZEA of the Act, the ACMA must also maintain a register of designated digital service days for Category D reception areas in the Western Australia TV3 licence area.

Conditional access schemes (commercial television—relating to Viewer Access Satellite Television) registered under section130ZE of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Conditional access schemes which were in force between 11 November 2011 and 12 October 2012

Conditional access schemes which were in force between 14 September 2011 and 12 October 2012

Conditional access schemes which were in force between 9 December 2010 and 14 September 2011

Register of designated digital service days for Category D reception areas in Western Australia TV3 licence area under section 130ZEA of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Last updated: 08 July 2016

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