- 1Open for comment03 Feb 2021
- 2Consultation closes02 Apr 2021
As part of the ACMA’s Five-year spectrum outlook 2020–24, we have reviewed the regulatory arrangements for operating non-assigned amateur and outpost stations.
Our aim was to find the best licensing mechanism to reduce regulatory burden and minimise costs for licensees, while also keeping the current benefits and uses.
We have identified a set of options. We could either:
- keep the existing apparatus licensing arrangements and conditions
- simplify the existing licensing arrangements and conditions
- transition non-assigned stations to class licensing arrangements, while keeping apparatus licensing arrangements for assigned stations.
Our preferred approach is to authorise the operation of non-assigned amateur and outpost stations under a class licence. We have prepared for consultation a draft class licence for each type of station that would be part of our approach.
Have your say
We invite comments on the issues and options set out in the consultation papers and draft class licences by 2 April 2021.
Submissions and questions
Use the ‘Upload a submission’ button at the top of this page to send us your views.
Submissions by post can be sent to:
Spectrum Licensing Policy Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112
Melbourne VIC 8010
If you have a question about this consultation, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond to frequently asked questions via the Amateur radio update – you may wish to subscribe to this e-bulletin.