We are holding the 850/900 MHz band spectrum auction to allocate spectrum licences. The spectrum being sold will enable new 5G services in Australia.
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Applicant information package
The applicant information package (AIP) for the 850/900 MHz band auction includes information outlined in section 30 of the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Allocation – 850/900 MHz Band) Determination 2021 (the allocation determination).
The AIP below contains a detailed auction guide with links to relevant legislative instruments. It includes information on how to apply to participate in the auction and make payments to us. The auction booklet and forms are attached separately.
We invite those interested to consider the information and register to participate.
How to lodge an application
Auction forms may be given to us by:
The 850/900 MHz Band Auction Manager
Major Spectrum Allocations Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616
Application forms and the application fee of A$10,000 must be lodged by 2 pm, 21 September 2021.
Eligibility nomination forms and eligibility payments must be lodged by 2 pm, 3 November 2021.
Applications must be made in accordance with Part 4, Division 3 of the allocation determination. Further information can be found in the auction guide.
Notice of 850/900 MHz band spectrum auction
We welcome questions from stakeholders about the 850/900 MHz band auction. We will publish questions received (without attribution) and our responses, so they are available to all stakeholders.
Please let us know if you don’t want your enquiry published – claims will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
All correspondence is subject to the strict probity arrangements we have in place for the auction.
Questions about the auction can be emailed to the auction manager at: SpectrumAllocations@acma.gov.au.
Related ACMA information and consultations
- Update to 850/900 MHz band auction settings – August 2021
- Draft instruments for the 850/900 MHz band auction consultation (April 2021)
- Radiocommunications (Spectrum Re-allocation—850/900 MHz Band) Declaration 2020 (October 2020)
- Draft re-allocation recommendation consultation for the 850/900 MHz band (May 2020)
- Reconfiguring the 900 MHz band consultation (April 2019)
- 803–960 MHz overview (2011–15)
- Spectrum auctions list
- ACMA auction methodology