Band plans describe how we allocate spectrum to different types of services.
We prepare plans for parts of the spectrum where we see a need due to:
- government policy initiatives
- demand from the community
These plans usually contain:
- arrangements for the frequency
- specific actions to avoid interference
To see future plans for frequency bands, see the latest Five-Year Spectrum Outlook.
Frequency band plans
Frequency band plans are a legislative instrument.
Administrative band plans
Administrative band plans are similar to frequency band plans. We publish them as a type of radiocommunications assignment and licensing instruction (RALI).
They contain the policy to use bands. They are not a statutory document but help everyone use spectrum effectively.
- RALI MS22: 400MHz Plan (403 to 430MHz and 450 to 520MHz)
- RALI MS40: Frequency Plan for Services in the 800MHz Band (803 to 890MHz)
- RALI MS41: Frequency Plan for Services in the 900MHz Band (890 to 960MHz)
- RALI MS42: Frequency Plan for the VHF bands (70 to 85.5MHz and 148 to 174MHz)
- 1.9GHz Spectrum Arrangements (1880 to 1900MHz)
See all the RALIs we use to coordinate frequency.
Plans no longer in force
All superseded and old plans are in the Federal Register of Legislation.
- 2.1GHz Band Frequency Band Plan 2002 (repealed 2012)
- Mobile-Satellite Service (2GHz) Frequency Band Plan 2002 (repealed 2012)
- Multipoint Distribution System Frequency Band Plan 2000 (released 2002)
- 1900 - 1920 and 2010 - 2025MHz Bands Frequency Band Plan (repealed 2012)
- VHF Mid Band Frequency Band Plan (70 - 87.5MHz) (repealed 2015)
- VHF High Band Frequency Band Plan (148 - 174MHz) (repealed 2015)
- 900MHz Band Plan (820 - 960MHz) (repealed 2015)
- 1.9GHz Band Plan (1880 - 1900MHz) (repealed 2006)