You do not need a licence if:
- you are the owner of a network unit with a nominated carrier declaration in force over it
- you have a certificate to trial your network
- you are a carriage service provider (CSP). CSPs must follow the rules in Schedule 2 of the Telecommunications Act 1997
Before you apply for a carrier licence
You should be familiar with the legislation you need to follow as a carrier.
- Telecommunications Act 1997 (Telecommunications Act)
- Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999
- Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Act 1979 (Chapter 5)
Complete the application
Complete form T033 Application for carrier licence and pay the fee. The Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Application Charge) Determination 2012 sets the fee.
How we assess your application
The Carrier licensing guide explains how we manage applications for carrier licences.
Once you hold a licence
Licence holders may need to pay annual fees and levies.
Licence holders also have to report on your activities as a condition of your licence.
Carriers appear on the register of carrier licences and nominated carrier declarations .