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 17 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.
Use stations (that are not base stations) in remote locations to provide emergency medical aid.
Lets visitors to Australia use the amateur frequencies for a short time.
Only for public safety agencies.
Use a device that controls a model plane, train, car or boat.
Use GPS (Global Positioning System) receivers.
Operating a station for general scientific activities.