Ask for a protection zone
Follow these steps to ask us to declare a protection zone for your submarine cables.
Contact us to discuss your application, and the information you need to send to us.
Networks and National Interests Section
PO Box 13112 Law Courts
Melbourne VIC 8010
Tel: 03 9963 6800
We need to see that you have installed an international submarine cable or are about to do so. You need to give us:
- the name of the person(s) and/or company(s) that will install the cable
- copies of relevant contracts and regulatory approvals
- dates for when you will start and finish installing the cable
- detailed route information including the ‘international’ connection
If your plans are not that advanced you can provide:
- the name of the person(s) and/or company(s) proposing to build the cable
- technical details for the cable construction
- information on the proposed funding model and ownership structure for the cable project
- proposed route information including the ‘international’ connection
- your progress in obtaining regulatory approvals from landing points in the proposed cable system
- environmental regulatory approvals and any issues that may arise in this process
- an assessment of likely demand and commitments for capacity from prospective customers
- contracts with landing party carriers and backhaul arrangements
- a project timetable with information about the marine route survey, cable manufacture, cable installation and a date you will be ready for service
We will consider your request and consult with those who use the sea and seabed.