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Licence area plans

Draft variations to television LAPs - Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney licence areas

Issue for comment - 27/2013

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is seeking comments on the draft variations to the Television Licence Area Plan (Brisbane) 2012, the Television Licence Area Plan (Melbourne) 2012, and the Television Licence Area Plan (Sydney) 2012.

The proposed variations to the TLAPs have been released with an accompanying discussion paper.

The documents are available on the ACMA's website or by calling (02) 6219 5211.

More information can be found on the ACMA website about television licence area plans.


Written submissions on the matters raised in the proposed variations to the TLAPs and accompanying discussion paper are welcome.

Submissions must be received by the ACMA by 5.00pm on Friday 20 September 2013. Please note that the ACMA will not be in a position to accept any submission received beyond the closing date.

Submissions may be forwarded either:

By email:

By mail:
Draft variations to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne TLAPs
Broadcasting Carriage Policy Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78

Please quote file reference ACMA2012/539 in your reply.

Publication of submissions

Note that the ACMA cannot accept claims of confidentiality over submissions received (for example, any submission marked 'In Confidence', 'Confidential' or similar). All submissions it receives are required to be made available for public inspection under subsection 27(2) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992. Please contact the ACMA prior to lodgement if you have any concerns or queries about this.

Effective consultation

The ACMA is working to enhance the effectiveness of its stakeholder consultation processes, which are an important source of evidence for its regulatory development activities. To assist stakeholders in formulating submissions to its formal, written consultation processes, it has developed a guide called Effective consultation: A guide to making a submission. This guide provides information about the ACMA's formal, written, public consultation processes and practical guidance on how to make a submission.

Last updated: 24 April 2014

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