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Broadcasting forms

ACMA forms that national, commercial and community broadcasters must complete in order to apply for and operate, a broadcasting licence.

We also maintain a separate list of complaint forms.

Broadcasting licences

If you have any questions about these forms, please contact the ACMA.

‘BSA’ means the Broadcasting Service Act 1992.

Form

Purpose

Notes

B4

Application for ACMA opinion on category of BSA

Related information

B8

Application for the renewal of a commercial television broadcasting licence

Related information
B9

Application for the renewal of a commercial radio broadcasting licence

 

B12

Application for an apparatus licence in the broadcasting services bands 

Including the Digital television test transmission licences supplementary form and special events checklist

This form should be used when seeking authorisation to operate a radiocommunications transmitter within the broadcasting services bands, or to make a variation to existing licence conditions

A separate application form is required for each licence

Special events

Digital radio start-up day

Temporary licences for community broadcasters

B14

Application for the renewal of a remote indigenous broadcasting licence

Related information

B16

Application for allocation of subscription television broadcasting licences

 

B20

Application for non-broadcasting services band commercial radio broadcasting licences

 

B20T

Application for non-broadcasting services bands commercial television broadcasting licence

 

B32

Application for a community radio broadcasting licence (in the broadcasting services bands)

Related information

B34

Open narrowcasting application form

 

B35

Open narrowcasting form of authority

 

B36

Open narrowcasting form of indemnity and guarantee

 

B42

Application for a temporary community radio broadcasting licence (in the broadcasting services bands)

Related information

B51

Application for a datacasting licence

 

B52

Application for a nominated datacaster declaration

 

B53

Application for an international broadcasting licence

 

B54

Application for a nominated broadcaster declaration

 

B58

Out-of-area reception of broadcasting services

Assessment of inadequate reception of broadcasting services, for completion by commercial and community broadcasters.

Related information

B59

Application for approval of an implementation plan in a remote licence area

 

B66

 

We’re currently streamlining our community broadcasting licence renewal form to simplify it and make it easier for you to use. The updated form should be available in October 2021. 

Application for renewal of a community radio broadcasting licence (in the broadcasting services bands)

Related information

B67

Notification of transfer of a datacasting licence

 

B75

Application to transfer a community broadcasting licence

 

B76 

Application to transfer a licence for a community broadcasting service to serve a remote Indigenous community

 

B77

Notification of transfer of a community broadcasting licence

 

B84

 

Application for digital television retransmission apparatus licences

Related information

B92

Request to vary a licence area plan - radio

Related information

Regional commercial radio trigger events and compliance

Form

Purpose

Notes

Existing Level of Local Presence Notification suggested format

For trigger event affected licences only

To report on existing level of local presence as required by the Broadcasting Services (Regional Commercial Radio Licence Condition - Local Presence) Licence Condition 2012.

Please use the online lodgement facility 

 

 

Trigger Event – Final (24 Month) Level of Local Presence Declaration

For trigger event affected licences only

Final compliance report about levels of local presence required under the Broadcasting Services (Regional Commercial Radio Licence Condition Local Presence) Licence Condition 2012.

Please use the online lodgement facility

 

Notification under section 61CG – emergency warnings

For trigger event affected licensees only

To inform the ACMA how they will comply with the minimum service standards for emergency warnings under section 61CG of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992

Notification under s8AE – local content exemption period

A licensee can determine its own local content exemption period by giving written notice to the ACMA at least 21 days before the day that the next applicable exemption period is due to start.

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