Proposed frequency coordination procedures for apparatus licensed wireless audio devices | ACMA

Proposed frequency coordination procedures for apparatus licensed wireless audio devices

IFC 54/2014 – 2 December


After considering submissions a number of editorial changes have been made for clarity and arrangements finalised  in RALI  LM 09.

Submissions were received from Open spectrum and Telstra.


In December 2014 the ACMA sought comment  on proposed frequency coordination procedures for optional additional apparatus licence arrangements for users of wireless audio equipment. 

For the majority of wireless audio users, the operation of wireless audio devices is authorised under the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices Class) Licence and that operation is not affected by these proposals. 

The proposed frequency coordination arrangements are intended to provide additional spectrum options when operation of wireless audio devices under the conditions set out in the LIPD class licence is unable to be achieved, but operation can otherwise be technically configured so not to cause interference to other services (for example, broadcast television reception). Possible applications include additional flexibility in the use of wireless audio devices at major events or by professional users.

Prospective licenses should be aware that there are currently delays in apparatus licence processing (see advice on the Spectrum forms webpage). Licence applicants are recommend to contact an accredited person to undertake the frequency coordination.

A copy of the proposed coordination arrangements is available.

For information on spectrum available under class licences, see the ACMA’s online channel finder or factsheets on spectrum availability.


Submissions are invited from interested parties on the proposed changes by COB Monday 19 January 2015.

By email:

By mail:
Spectrum Engineering Section
Spectrum Planning and Engineering Branch
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616

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Last updated: 12 February 2016