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Radiocommunications equipment rules - consultation 07/2021

We want your views about the making of our draft Radiocommunications Equipment (General) Rules 2021.

Now under review
Consultation number
IFC 07/2021
Days remaining 0 of 32 days
  • 1

    Open for comment

    09 Mar 2021
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    09 Apr 2021

Key documents

The issue

We are consulting on the draft Radiocommunications Equipment (General) Rules 2021.

We currently make standards for the performance of radiocommunications devices under the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Act).

The Act will be amended by the Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment (Reform and Modernisation) Act 2020 (the Modernisation Act) to modernise the legislative framework for spectrum management. While existing standards and labelling notices will be saved as equipment rules under the new arrangements, some new equipment rules will be necessary to maintain 4 objectives:

  • to ensure the application of sanctions for possession, operation or supply of devices that do not comply with mandated standards
  • to enable the ACMA to provide permits for the use, possession and supply of non-standard devices
  • to ensure the continuation of prohibitions and obligations for labelling equipment that complies with standards
  • to maintain existing limitations on the supply of mobile phone repeaters, to ensure that such devices may only be supplied to people licensed to operate them.

Have your say

The ACMA invites your comments on the issues set out in this consultation paper. You can send us your views by selecting the ‘Upload a submission’ button at the top of this page.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager

Technical Regulation & Carrier Infrastructure Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112 Law Courts
Melbourne VIC 8010

You can email consultation enquiries to

Publication of submissions

Read about the ACMA’s policy regarding the publication of submissions

We have published a range of consultations and materials related to the Modernisation Act’:  

Our approach to licensing and allocation information paper

Changes to class licences

Accredited persons scheme

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