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Compliance results

Following the imposition of the Broadcasting Services (Additional Television Licence Condition) Notice 7 April 2003, commercial free-to-air television licensees in Regional Queensland, Northern NSW, Southern NSW, and Regional Victoria were required to broadcast a minimum 90 points of local content per week and at least 720 points of local content over a six-week timing period. These quota points accrue on the basis of two points per minute for local news and one point per minute for other material of local significance, excluding paid advertising.

The reporting obligations of the licence condition came into effect on 1 February 2004. Licensees were required to provide formal reports to the ACMA about how they have met the local content quota obligations of the licence condition.

From 1 January 2008, the Broadcasting Services (Additional Television Licence Condition) Notice 8 November 2007 revoked and replaced the former Broadcasting Services (Additional Television Licence Condition) Notice 7 April 2003. This implemented part of the changes introduced by the Broadcasting Services Amendment (Media Ownership) Act 2006. The effect was to extend local content provisions to Tasmania for the first time, while continuing the local content requirements that previously applied to regional commercial television broadcasting licensees in the licence areas of Regional Queensland, Northern New South Wales, Southern New South Wales and Regional Victoria.

On 1 October 2014, the 2008 licence condition was replaced by the Broadcasting Services (Additional Television Licence Condition) Notice 2014. From this date regional commercial television licensees covered by the licence condition are no longer required to report to the ACMA about how they have met the local content quota obligations of the licence condition.

Compliance results that were provided up until 1 February 2014 are included below. 

Last updated: 19 August 2017