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Proposed ACLC 2022–23 and 2023 Payment Determination

We are consulting on our proposed Annual Carrier Licence Charge (ACLC) for 2022–23 and draft Telecommunications (Payment of Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Determination 2023.

Closing in 22 days (16 October 2023)
In progress
  • 1

    Consultation opened

    18 Sep 2023
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    16 Oct 2023

Key documents

The issue

Proposed ACLC 2022–23

The Telecommunications (Carrier Licence Charges) Act 1997 imposes an Annual Carrier Licence Charge (ACLC) on each carrier licence in force at the start of a financial year. The ACLC is calculated annually to recover certain telecommunications costs incurred by the ACMA, the ACCC and Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts from carriers.

Under the Australian Government Charging Framework, we are required to prepare a Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) for the proposed ACLC each year.

Proposed 2023 Payment Determination

The existing Telecommunications (Payment of Annual Carrier Licence Charge) Determination 2014:

  • determines the due date for the ACLC
  • specifies the ACLC late payment penalty rate
  • authorises the ACMA to make decisions about remission of a late payment penalty.

The draft 2023 Payment Determination will replace the existing determination, which is due to sunset on 1 October 2024.

Have your say

The consultation paper does not pose specific questions. However, we welcome your feedback on:

  • the proposed ACLC
  • the CRIS for the ACLC
  • the CRIS for the Measuring Broadband Australia program
  • any other issues relevant to the proposed charges
  • the proposed 2023 Payment Determination.

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