Declaration of a significant event – Formula One Australian Grand Prix 2023
On 22 March 2023, the ACMA made the Radiocommunications (Significant Event – Formula One Grand Prix) Declaration 2023 (the declaration) under subsection 54A(2) of the General Equipment Rules.
In the declaration, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix to be held in 2023 has been declared as a significant event.
Period of the significant event
The period of the significant event commences on 28 March 2023 and ends on 3 April 2023.
Location of the significant event
The location of the significant event is a circle that:
- is centred on the following GDA94 coordinates: -37.846702°, 144.971342°
- has a 3 kilometre radius.
Note the location of the significant event covers the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit in Melbourne, and parts of surrounding areas.
A declaration of a significant event may provide exemptions in relation to:
- radiocommunications devices
- telecommunications customer equipment and customer cabling
- cabling work.
Radiocommunications devices – exemption
Subsection 54A(1) of the General Equipment Rules exempts a person from using, operating, possessing or supplying devices that do not comply with the applicable general standard, if the device is imported solely for use in Australia in connection with a significant event, that is, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix 2023.
The device can only be used or operated in Australia at the location of the significant event and only during the period of the significant event.
Note, requirements in relation to the electromagnetic computability (EMC) standard, electromagnetic energy (EME) standard and the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015 (LIPD class licence) may still apply in relation to the device.
Transmitters and LIPD class licence exemptions
A person may be exempt from operating a transmitter under subsection 5(2) of the LIPD class licence if the transmitter:
- is imported into Australia solely for use in connection with a significant event, that is, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix 2023
- meets any requirements to be tested or inspected before it is used in Australia
- complies with all conditions or requirements imposed on the use of the transmitter in Australia
- is used in Australia only at the location of the significant event
- is used in Australia only for the duration of the significant event.
Telecommunications customer equipment and customer cabling exemptions
Clause 5 of Schedule 2 to the Telecommunications (Labelling Notice for Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Instrument 2015 (TLN) exempts an item from telecommunications labelling requirements if:
- the item is imported for connection to a telecommunications network or to a facility of such a network in relation to a significant event, that is, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix 2023
- the manager of the network or facility has given written consent to the connection for the duration of the event.
Cabling work exemptions
Cabling work may be exempt from meeting the requirements in the Telecommunications Cabling Provider Rules 2014 in specified circumstances.
Clause 9 of Schedule 1 to the Telecommunications (Types of Cabling Work) Declaration 2013 exempts cabling work if it involves the installation or maintenance of customer cabling that:
- is for use in relation to broadcasting content for the duration of the significant event, that is, the Australian Formula One Grand Prix 2023; and
- is connected, or is for connection to, a telecommunications network in accordance with the written consent of the manager of the network; and
- will be completely removed from the various locations of the significant event at the end of the significant event.
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