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Apply to install a network facility

As a licensed telco, you can apply to us to get a permit to install a facility.

The permit authorises you to install network facilities even if you have not been able to get all the other approvals you need.

The permit

You can apply to us for a permit to install network facilities where you have not obtained all the approvals you need under the relevant state and territory legislation.

We will assess you under Division 6 of Part 1 of Schedule 3 to the Telecommunications Act 1997.

We strongly advise you to contact the Compliance and Monitoring Section to discuss your application for a facility installation permit early in the planning process. This will allow our staff to provide advice about the application process.

Application fees

Schedule 1, Part 4 of the Telecommunications (Charges) Determination 2012 requires a deposit of $7,474 be paid for a facility installation permit application.

ACMA workers dealing with a facility installation permit application, that do not relate to the conduct of a public inquiry, charge an hourly rate of $202.

Please contact ACMA staff to request an invoice prior to lodging a facility installation permit application by telephone on 03 9963 6800 or by email at

Apply to us

Send it to us at:

Compliance and Monitoring Section

Australian Communications and Media Authority

PO Box 13112 Law Courts, Melbourne VIC 8010

or via email at

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