What a land mobile licence is for
A land mobile licence lets you operate a two-way radio system.
Two-way radio has an audio transmitter and receiver in one and can be:
- mobile (such as in a car)
- portable (such as a handheld walkie-talkie)
Emergency services and private organisations, such as taxis and trucking companies, use land mobile systems.
The licence lets you communicate:
- from a fixed station to one or more mobile stations
- between mobile stations
- an aircraft station, but not on an aeronautical frequency
- a maritime ship station, but not on a maritime frequency
There are 6 options for land mobile licences.
The Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015 defines land mobile licences.
When you have a land mobile licence, you must follow the conditions of your licence.
- conditions of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Act)
- Licence Condition (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015
- Licence Conditions (Land Mobile 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 will give you a call sign 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 land mobile licences
Land Mobile call sign template (example of a typical call sign: VKA714)
first two alpha characters: VJ, VK, VL, VM, VN, VZ, or AX. The third character is any alpha
numeric character 2 to 9
numeric character 0 to 9
Call sign template for CB repeaters
If you have licence for a CB repeater station, you must use your call sign:
- at least once every 5 minutes while the station is operating
- by Morse code signal or an electronic voice
If you use Morse code, you must transmit signals:
- using a modulating tone in the frequency range 700 to 3000 Hz
- at a rate between 10 and 20 words per minute
CB Repeater call sign template (example of a typical call sign: WER07)
The 3 characters should represent the locations or site of the repeater
The 2 digits must be the channel number of the repeater
Apply for a land mobile licence
To apply for a land mobile assigned licence, you should contact an accredited person.
- assign you a frequency
- give you a frequency assignment certificate
- apply for your licence for you
Transfer a land mobile licence
You can apply to: