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Public safety and emergency response licence

This class licence lets you use radio equipment for public safety or emergency response functions.

What this class licence lets you do

This class licence lets authorised operators use a range of radio equipment to perform, support or facilitate a public safety or emergency response function.

 You must be a member or employee of:

  • a public safety body
  • an authorised body

You must be authorised to use equipment under this licence and the authorisation must be in writing, specify when the equipment can be used and for how long (up to 6 months).

It includes use by services such as for:

  • law enforcement
  • ambulance, firefighting, search or rescue services
  • the protection of life, property or infrastructure
  • securing the health or safety of the public
  • assistance and relief to people affected by a natural disaster, extreme weather conditions or other emergency

Licence rules

You don't need to apply for a class licence or pay any fees.

But you must follow all the rules in the:


You can find the frequencies for this service in schedule 1 of the class licence.

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