The plan divides the Australian radiofrequency spectrum into frequency bands. It is a legal instrument that specifies the general purpose and use for each band.
Access the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2017.
The plan is in 2 parts:
- Chapter 1 explains how to use the plan and discusses the international framework
- Chapter 2 is the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan
The plan aims to:
- show how we manage the radiofrequency spectrum in Australia
- inform and educate the public about the services they can operate in each frequency band and any rules they must follow
- reflect the rules we follow as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- explain the international frequency allocations for the ITU’s 3 world regions
Details on how to assign specific frequencies to users are at Frequency assignment and coordination.
In some situations, we approve the operation of an unspecified service in a band. The Unspecified Services Policy explains:
- the circumstances for using subsection 10(10) of the plan
- what we consider before we authorise an unspecified service
We consult before we decide to approve unspecified services. Have your say to provide feedback on open consultations.
Updates to the plan
We review the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan regularly to keep it current with the ITU Radio Regulations. The regulations change every few years after each ITU World Radiocommunication Conference.
The Five-year spectrum outlook explains how we will manage spectrum into the future.