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Apply for a telecommunications carrier licence

Carriers that own network units must hold a telecommunications carrier licence. Some exceptions apply.

You do not need a licence if:

Before you apply for a carrier licence

You should be familiar with the legislation you need to follow as a carrier.

Know your obligations is a guide to what you must do under the:

  • 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 [link TBC] 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 .

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