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Proposal to remake the Public Telecommunication Services Licence Condition Determination and the Cellular Mobile Telecommunication Devices Class Licence

These instruments are due to sunset. As there are synergies between them, we are reviewing both at the same time. We want to remake these instruments with some changes.

Now under review
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  • 1

    Consultation opens

    25 Oct 2023
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    01 Dec 2023

Key documents

The issue

Under Part 4, Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003, most legislative instruments ‘sunset’. They are automatically repealed on either 1 April or 1 October, depending on which date comes first 10 years after they are registered.

The Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (PTS Licence) Determination 2013 and Radiocommunications (Cellular Mobile Telecommunications Devices) Class Licence 2014 are due to sunset on 1 April 2024 and 1 April 2025, respectively. We believe these instruments form a necessary and useful part of the regulatory framework. We propose to remake them with some changes.

As part of the remaking of the sunsetting instruments, we are also proposing associated amendments to the Radiocommunications (Register of Radiocommunications Licences) Determination 2017 (the RRL Determination). These amendments are to enable defined transmitter stations operating under a PTS licence not to be registered on the RRL.

Details of the changes proposed and reasoning are in the consultation paper. Copies of the new draft instruments are also available in the key documents box.

Have your say

We’re seeking feedback from stakeholders about the remade instruments and proposed new structure.

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:

Manager, Wireless Broadband Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616

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