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Draft Five-year spectrum outlook 2022–27 – consultation 12/2022

Help shape our spectrum management priorities and work program

Submissions now public
Consultation number
IFC 12/2022
Days remaining 0 of 45 days
  • 1

    Consultation opens

    16 Mar 2022
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    29 Apr 2022
  • 3

    Outcome published

    07 Sep 2022
  • 4

    Submissions published

    07 Sep 2022

Key documents


We wish to thank all submitters to the consultation; submissions can be viewed at the bottom of this page. Feedback was used to inform the final FYSO 2022–27. View the FYSO 2022–27 and our response to submissions.

Previous consultation: Summary

The draft Five-year spectrum outlook 2022–27 (FYSO) provides a broad overview of trends that affect spectrum management and factors used to inform the ACMA's planning and spectrum allocation priorities.

The draft FYSO is a key part of our engagement with industry and the community on our spectrum management priorities.

The draft FYSO includes a detailed annual work program, with activities and milestones for the 2022–23 financial year. The work program is a requirement under section 28E of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

The draft FYSO’s focus areas show that we are:

  • Continuing to implement planning outcomes for mid-band spectrum in the 3.4–4.0 GHz band to support the deployment of 5G services in Australia.
  • Gauging interest in the potential uses and support for regulatory arrangements for terahertz spectrum bands (100 GHz to 3 THz), which is the next frontier of lightly used spectrum.
  • Raising for discussion whether it is timely to consider the adequacy of existing regulatory arrangements for non-geostationary satellite orbit constellations, noting the strong domestic and global interest in deployments.
  • Undertaking a significant program of legislative instrument review, with over 30 radiocommunications instruments due to sunset on 1 April 2023.

We expect to publish the final FYSO 2022–27 in the first quarter of the 2022–23 financial year.

Have your say

We invite feedback on the draft Five-year spectrum outlook 2022–27.

Make a submission

Use the ‘Make a submission’ button at the top of this page to upload your submission.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager
Spectrum Licensing Policy Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112
Law Courts
Melbourne Vic 8010

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