What a class licence is for
A class licence lets you operate common radio equipment on shared frequencies.
Each class licence tells you:
- what equipment you can use
- the frequency range
- the rules for using it
You do not need to apply for a class licence or pay any fees.
You may need an apparatus licence instead if you:
- want to use equipment in a way the class licence does not allow
- need an assigned licence
There are 15 class licences.
You must follow the rules of the class licence to use the equipment.
Use a 27 MHz handphone station.
Use mobile radio equipment on or near an aircraft.
For trained people who use body scanners at Australian airports.
Use devices that communicate with a licensed PTS base station.
Use CB radio to communicate over short distances.
Operate earth stations that communicate with a licensed space station.
Use certain cordless devices.
To help search and rescue groups find survivors.
Wireless technology for vehicles and traffic systems.
Use a range of low power radiocommunications devices.
Lets qualified people use marine radio equipment on certain frequencies.
Lets visitors to Australia use the amateur frequencies for a short time.
Public safety and emergency response
Only for public safety agencies.
Use a device that controls a model plane, train, car or boat.
Use GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers.