What a fixed licence is for
A fixed licence lets you operate a fixed station. This is a station that stays in the same location.
The station can communicate with:
- one station at another fixed location (point to point)
- more than one station at other fixed locations (point to multipoint)
If the licence allows it, the station may communicate with:
- an aircraft station, but not on an aeronautical frequency
- a ship station, but not on a maritime frequency
- a land mobile station, but not on a land mobile frequency
There are 10 options for fixed licences.
The Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015 defines fixed licences.
When you have a fixed licence, you must follow the conditions of your licence.
- conditions of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Act)
- Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015
- Licence Conditions (Fixed Licence) Determination 2015
- other conditions that apply to you under ‘special conditions’
These conditions help you communicate safely and without interference.
We will include information you should be aware of under the heading 'advisory notes'.
Call signs are a unique series of letters and numbers. They make it easy to identify a station.
We may give you a call sign on request or explain how to create one when we give you a licence.
You should use your call sign:
- every time you start to transmit
- before you transmit in a series
- when you test
Call sign template for fixed licences
Fixed call sign template (example of a typical call sign: VKA714)
first 2 alpha characters: VH, VI, VJ, VK, VL, VM, VN, VZ, or AX. The third character is the State or Territory where the station is operated, for example: N is New South Wales and Q is Queensland
numeric character 2 to 9
numeric character 0 to 9
Apply for a fixed licence
To apply for a fixed assigned licence, you should contact an accredited person.
- assign you a frequency
- give you a frequency assignment certificate
- apply for your licence for you
Or you can apply through us.
Transfer a fixed licence
You can apply to: