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Implementation of proposed changes to apparatus licence pricing

We are proposing changes to apparatus licence tax rates and responding to feedback from our previous consultation.

Closing in 5 days (28 September 2023)
In progress
  • 1

    Consultation opens

    21 Aug 2023
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    28 Sep 2023

Key documents

The issue

In our March consultation paper, we announced further work on a number of apparatus licence pricing proposals. These included:

  • a proposed framework to update taxes annually using population data
  • a proposed reduction of nearly 50% to the television outside broadcast network (TOBN) licence tax rate 
  • discussion on further work on pricing for varying levels of interference.

This consultation paper progresses these issues further. It: 

  • addresses stakeholder feedback on previous proposals and provides our responses
  • announces the reduction of the TOBN licence tax rate
  • proposes an update to apparatus licence taxes based on the new population methodology.

Have your say

We invite comments on the issues set out in the consultation paper by 5 pm (AEDT), Thursday 28 September.

Make a submission

Use the ‘Upload submission’ button at the top of this page to send us your views.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager
Economics Advisory
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112 Law Courts
Melbourne Victoria 8010

You can email consultation enquiries to:

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