We prohibit the following devices:
- mobile phone jammers
- GPS jammers
- mobile phone boosters.
Mobile phone jammers
You are not allowed to use, supply or have a mobile phone jammer. Mobile phone jammers are also known as public mobile telecommunications service (PMTS) jammers.
These devices block or interfere with mobile phone signals. They can:
- block access for people calling emergency services
- emit harmful levels of radiation
- interfere with other radio services
- aid criminal and terrorist activities.
View the rules for mobile phone jammers in the PMTS Jamming Devices Declaration.
You are not allowed to use, supply or own a GPS jammer. GPS jammers are also know as radio navigation satellite service (RNSS) jammers.
These devices disrupt satellite navigation systems such as global positioning system (GPS) signals. They can:
- disrupt navigation systems that the police, ambulance and fire services use
- pose a risk to other radio communication services.
View the rules for prohibiting RNSS jammers in the RNSS Jamming Devices Declaration.
Mobile phone boosters
A mobile phone booster boosts the signal of one phone. You are not allowed to own, use or supply a mobile phone booster as they can:
- interfere with mobile networks signals
- weaken network performance for other users.
View the rules for prohibiting mobile phone boosters in the Prohibition of Mobile Phone Boosters Declaration.
Penalties for breaching the rules can be a fine of up to $1.375 million or up to 5 years in prison.
Report a prohibited device
If you are aware of anyone having these prohibited devices, you can:
- call the ACMA's customer service centre on 1300 850 115
- email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- write to us at
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Attn: Monitoring and Compliance Section
PO Box 13112 Law Courts
Melbourne VIC 8010
- when you contact us, tell us if you are experiencing any interference
- the location of the banned device
- any information about the person who has the device
- your contact details.