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Step 2: show your product complies

You must show your product complies with our rules.

Depending on your product, you can show it complies through testing or certain documents.

What products need testing?

The labelling requirements set out the compliance level for your product and whether your product needs testing to show it complies with our rules.

The labelling requirements for:

We categorise equipment according to its compliance level. 

Requirements for... Compliance level Testing requirements

EME

Radiocommunications

EMC 

Compliance level 1 Testing is not required but you may choose to obtain a test report from a testing body.

EME

Radiocommunications

EMC 

Compliance level 2 Testing is required and you can use a testing body.

EME

EMC

Compliance level 3 Testing is required by an accredited testing body.
Telecommunications item required to comply with… Testing requirements for telecommunications equipment
An applicable technical standard, which is not a high-risk, applicable technical standard

You can choose to provide:

  • a statement prepared by a certification body
  • a test report.
A high-risk applicable technical standard

You can choose to provide:

  • an endorsed test report (testing is required by an accredited testing body)
  • a statement prepared by a certification body
  • an IECEE CB test report that is accompanied by an IECEE CB Test Certificate
  • a certificate issued under a law of a state or territory that deals with the safety of electrical equipment.

Even if you do not have to test your product, make sure it complies with our rules. Keep documents that show your product complies. For example: documents from the manufacturer that describe your product's performance.

If your product changes in any way after testing, have it retested. The change might stop your product complying with our rules.

How to test your product

To test your product, arrange a time with a tester.

You can expect to pay a fee for testing your product.

Check your labelling requirements to find out if you need to contact a:

Your product will need to tested against the applicable technical standards.

A tester will give you a test report with the results.

If you want to export your product to another country, check whether a mutual recognition arrangement applies to your situation.

Testing for low interference potential devices

If your radiocommunications device is an item of low interference potential equipment, clause 53 in Part 15 – Short Range Equipment Standard of Schedule 5 to the General Equipment Rules requires your device to comply with:

If there are any differences between the standard and the requirements in the LIPD class licence, you will need to ensure your device is tested to comply with the specified requirements in the LIPD class licence.

Testers

A tester tests your product to check whether it complies with our rules.

Check your labelling requirements for what type of tester to use.

It is up to you to find and choose a tester. We cannot recommend one to you. 

A testing body is a laboratory that can test to our technical standards.

An accredited testing body is a laboratory that meets set quality levels from:

NATA regularly reassesses testing bodies. Through NATA, you can find:

  • accredited testing bodies (in Australia and overseas)
  • NATA MRA partners

A certification body can give a statement to say whether certain telecommunications products comply with our rules.

Certification bodies can help when:

  • testing bodies are not available
  • you need to show extra proof that your product complies with our rules

JAS-ANZ decides whether a person or organisation is a certification body.

Through JAS-ANZ, you can:

  • find certification bodies
  • find the rules for certification bodies
  • apply to become a certification body

Mutual recognition arrangements

There are mutual recognition arrangements (MRAs) between Australia and certain countries.

The countries agree to accept test reports and certificates from conformity assessment bodies (CABs).

This means you can test your product just once before exporting it.

MRAs that might apply to your situation include the:

  • Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications Working Group Mutual Recognition Arrangement (APECTEL MRA) between Australia and Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation countries
  • Australia–Singapore Mutual Recognition Agreement on Conformity Assessment (Singapore-MRA) between Australia and Singapore
  • Chinese Taipei Electromagnetic Energy Mutual Recognition Arrangement (EME MRA) between Australia and Chinese Taipei
  • European Community Mutual Recognition Agreement (EC-MRA) between Australia and Europe
  • European Economic Area (EEA) European Free Trade Association MRA (EFTA MRA) between Australia and EEA countries, plus Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway
  • Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement (TTMRA) between Australia and New Zealand

If an MRA applies to your situation, contact a CAB to test your product.

Conformity assessment bodies

Conformity assessment bodies (CABs) are accredited testing bodies for Australia and countries with a mutual recognition arrangement (MRA).

We have a list of CABS under the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation Telecommunications Working Group Mutual Recognition Arrangement (APECTEL MRA).

CABs must be accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) or a NATA MRA partner.

CABs under the APECTEL MRA

These CABs can test to overseas standards.

List of Australian CABS

Australian conformity assessment body Contact details Accredited economy Identifier
EMC Technologies (Melbourne 176 Harrick Road
Keilor Park VIC 3042
Telephone: +61 3 9335 3333
Canada
Chinese Taipei
Japan
Singapore
USA
AU0001
EMC Technologies (Sydney) 3/87 Station Road
Seven Hills NSW 2147
Telephone: +61 2 9624 2777
Canada
Chinese Taipei
Japan
Singapore
USA
AU0002
Austest Laboratories (Sydney) 2/9 Packard Avenue
Castle Hill NSW 2154
Telephone: +61 2 9882 6500

Canada

USA

AU0003
EMC Bayswater (Melbourne) 18/88 Merrindale Drive
Croydon South VIC 3136
Telephone: +61 3 9761 5888

Canada

USA

AU0004
EMC Services 12/8 Tilley Lane
Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
Telephone: +61 2 9975 4555
USA AU0005
Compliance Engineering Pty Ltd 90 Indian Drive, Keysborough, VIC 3173 Canada and USA AU0006

 

A list of overseas CABs

Overseas conformity assessment body Designated authority Designation code
Applied Test Lab Inc. 3961 52nd Avenue NE, Unit 4174 Calgary, AB T3J 0J8, Canada Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA0004
Avaya BVW EMC Laboratory
250 Sidney Street
Belleville, Ontario
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA4210
Celltech Labs Inc.
21-364 Lougheed Road
Kelowna, BC V1X 7R8
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA3874
CRIQ (Centre de recherche industrielle du Quebec)
1201, Boulevard Crémazie Est, Bureau 1.210
Montréal, QC, H2M 0A6
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA7443
CSA Group - Toronto
178 Rexdale Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1R3
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA4336
Electronics Test Centre (Ottawa)
302 Legget Dr, Unit 100
Ottawa, Canada
K2K 1Y5
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA0002
LabTest Cerification Inc
3128, 20800 Westminster HWY
Richmond B.C. V6V 2W3
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA5970
Laboratoire d'essaies CEM Inc
1490-D rue Nobel
Bourcherville, Quebec L4B 5H3
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA0989
Matrox Conformity Group
1055 Boulevard St-Regis
Dorval QC H9P2T4
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA3617
Megalab Group Inc.
150 Addison Hall Circ 
Aurora, ON Canada L4G 3X8
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA0102
National Technical Systems Canada Inc.
1490-D rue Nobel
Boucherville, Quebec
J4B 5H3 Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA1111
Nemko Canada Inc.
303 River Road
Ottawa, ON, K1V 1H2
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA2040
TUV SUD Canada
11 Gordon Collins Dr.
Gormley, Ontario, LOH 1GO
Canada
2972 Joseph-A-Bombardier St Laval
QC H7P 6E3
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA6844
QAI Laboratories Ltd
3980 North Fraser Way Burnaby
British Columbia, Canada, V5J 5K5
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA9543
TUV SUD Canada, Inc (Ottawa)
1280 Teron Road
Ottawa, Ontario K2K 2C1
Canada
Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada CA4180
Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong Ltd.
2/F., Garment Centre, 576 Castle Peak Road,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Office of the Communications Authority Hong Kong HK0005
A Test Lab Techno Corp
No. 140-1, Changan Street
Bade District
Taoyuan City 33465
Taiwan (ROC)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW1330
Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp.
No. 70, Ln. 169, Sec. 2, Datong Rd., Xizhi Dist,
New Taipei City 221
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW3732
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (Hong Kong) Limited
Taoyuan Branch Lin Kou Laboratory
No. 47-2, 14th Ling, Chia Pau Vil., 
Lin Kou Dist., 
New Taipei City, 
Taiwan (R.O.C.)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW2021
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (Hong Kong) Limited
Taoyuan Branch Hsin Chu Laboratory
E-2, No 1, Li Hsin 1st Road, Hsinchu Science Park
Hsinchu City, Taiwan (ROC)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW2022
Cerpass Technology Corporation Test Laboratory
No. 10, Lane 2, Lianfu Street, Luzhu District
Taoyuan City 33848, Taiwan (ROC)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW1439
DEKRA testing and certification Co. LTD
No 75-2, 3rd Lin, WangYe Keng
Yonghxing Tsuen, Qionglin Shiang
Hsinchu County 307
Taiwan (ROC)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW3024
DEKRA testing and certification Co. LTD Lin Kou Laboratory
No 5-22, Ruishukeng, Linkou Dist
New Taipei City 24451
Taiwan (ROC)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW3023
Taiwan Testing and Certification Center Communications Laboratory
No. 8, Lane 29, Wenming Rod., Guishan Dist.,
Taoyian City 33383
Taiwan (ROC)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW0674
Interocean EMC Technology Corp.
No.5-2, Lin 1, Tin-Fu, Lin-kou Dist.,
New Taipei City 244
Taiwan (ROC)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW1113
Intertek Testing Services Taiwan Ltd Hsinchu Laboratory
No. 11, Lane 275, Ko-Nan 1st Street
Chia-Tung Li, Shiang Shan District
Hsinchu City 300
Chinese Taipei
Directorate General of Telecommunications Chinese Taipei TW0597
Perfectlink International Corp
4F, No 16-1, Sec 2, Zhongyang S Rd
Beitou Dist, Taipei City 112
Taiwan (ROC)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW2414
SGS Taiwan Ltd. Central RF Lab
No.134, Wu Kung Road, New Taipei Industrial Park, Wuku
District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 24803
National Communications Commission (NCC) |Chinese Taipei TW3702
Spectrum Research & Testing Lab, Inc
No 167, Ln 780, Shan-Tong Rd
Ling 8, Shan-Tong Li, Chung-Li Dist
Taoyuan City 320013
Taiwan (ROC)
National Communications Commission (NCC) Chinese Taipei TW1016
TUV SUD PSB Pte Ltd
15 International Business Park,
TUV SUD @ IBP,  
Singapore 609937
Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Singapore SGAP01
UL International-Singapore
20 Kian Teck Lane
Singapore 627854
Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) Singapore SGAP07
Atlas Compliance & Engineering, Inc
1792 Little Orchard Street
San Jose, CA 95125 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0089
Bay Area Compliance Laboratories, Corp. (BACL)
1274 Anvilwood Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94809 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0057
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.
775 Montague Expressway
Milpitas, CA 95035 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0160

CKC Laboratories, Inc.
5046 Sierra Pines Drive
Mariposa, CA 95338 USA

Satellite locations:
110 North Olinda Place,
Brea, CA 92823
22116 23rd Drive S.E.
Suite A, Bothell, WA 98021
1120 Fulton Place,
Fremont, CA 94539             

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0103
Compatible Electronics, Inc.
1050 Lawrence Drive
Newbury Park, CA 91320 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0066
Compatible Electronics, Inc.
114 Olinda Drive
Brea, CA 92823 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0135
Compatible Electronics, Inc.
20621 Pascal Way
Lake Forest/Silverado, CA 92630 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0145
Compliance Worldwide, Inc.
357 Main Street
Sandown, NH 03873 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0132
Core Compliance Testing Services, LLC
79 River Road (Route 3A)
Hudson, NH 03051 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0178
DNB Engineering, Inc.
1100 E Chalk Creek Road
Coalville, UT 84017 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0090
Electro Magnetic Test, Inc.
1547 Plymouth Street
Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0036
Element Materials Technology Portland - Hillsboro Evergreen
6775 NE Evergreen Parkway,
Suite 400
Hillsboro, OR 97124 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0017
Element Materials Technology Seattle - Bothell 120th
19201 120th Avenue, NE,
Suite 104
Bothell, WA 98011 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0157
Element Materials Technology Irvine
41 Tesla Avenue
Irvine, CA 92618 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0158
Element Materials Technology Minneapolis - Brooklyn Park
9349 W. Broadway Avenue
Brooklyn Park, MN 55445 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0175
Element Materials Technology Dallas - Plano
3801 E. Plano Parkway
Suite 150
Plano, TX 75074 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0191
Elite Electronic Engineering, Inc.
1516 Centre Circle
Downers Grove, IL 60515 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0107
Eurofins Electrical and Electronic Testing NA, Inc. – Baltimore
914 West Patapsco Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230-3432 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA 
US0109
Eurofins Electrical and Electronic Testing NA, Inc. – Santa Clara
3162 Belick Street
Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0129
Eurofins MET Laboratories, Inc.
13501 McCallen Pass,
Austin, TX 78753 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0004
Extron Electronics
1001 E. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92805 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0190
Global Testing Laboratories
3029 E. Gov. John Sevier Hwy.
Knoxville, TN 37914-6424 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0167

Hyundai C-Tech, Inc. dba HCT America, Inc.
1726 Ringwood Avenue
San Jose, CA 95131 USA

Satellite location:
1177 Comstock Road,
Hollister, CA 95023 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0198
MiCOM Labs
575 Boulder Court
Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0159
Nemko USA, Inc.
1601 N. A.W. Grimes Boulevard
Suite B
Round Rock, TX 78665 USA
ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
USA
US0123
NTS Labs, LLC Plano
1701 E. Plano Parkway, Suite 150
Plano, TX 75074 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0054
NTS Labs, LLC Fremont & Newark
41039 Boyce Road
Fremont, California 94538 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0027
Parker Hannifin Chomerics Test Services - Woburn, MA
84 Dragon Court
Woburn, MA 01888-4014 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0068
RF Exposure Lab, LLC
802 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road
Suite 105
San Marcos CA 92069 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0194
Rhein Tech Laboratories, Inc.
360 Herndon Parkway
Suite 1400
Herndon, VA 20170-4824 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0079
SGS North America, Inc.
620 Old Peachtree Road
Suite 100
Suwanee, GA 30024 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0186

SGS North America, Inc.
15150 Avenue of Science
Suite 300 
San Diego, CA 92128 USA
 

Satellite location:
12310 World Trade Drive, Suite 106/107
San Diego, CA 92128 USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0236
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
1279 Quarry Lane, Suite A
Pleasanton, CA 94566 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0185
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.
710 Resende Road, Building 199
Webster, NY 14580 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0192
TUV SUD America, Inc.
5945 Cabot Parkway
Suite 100
Alpharetta, GA 30005 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0201
TUV SUD America, Inc.
141 14th Street NW
New Brighton, MN 55112 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0080
UL LLC
333 Pfingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062-2096 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0065
UL LLC
12 Laboratory Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0067
UL Verification Services Inc.
47173 Benicia Street
Fremont, CA 94538 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0104
Vista Laboratories, Inc.
1261 Puerta Del Sol
San Clemente, CA 92673 USA
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
USA
US0202

 

APECTEL MRA Technical regulations for Australia

Technical regulations on equipment are set by us on behalf of Australia under Phase I of the APECTEL MRA on Conformity Assessment.

Australia does not participate in Phase II of the APECTEL MRA and we don't require certification or approval under its regulatory arrangements.

Telecommunications

Our technical requirements for telecommunications customer equipment and customer cabling are listed on the Telecommunications standards page.

Radiocommunications general standards

Our technical requirements for radiocommunications devices are listed in Schedule 5 to the General Equipment Rules. You can find out more about the technical requirements on the Radiocommunications standards page.

Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

Our recognition of conformity assessment bodies for the purposes of EMC under the APECTEL MRA only extends to bodies testing to EMC standards that are directly relevant to telecommunications equipment and appear in the list of ACMA-mandated EMC standards. 

Currently the relevant recognised standards are those mandated standards listed at Serial 3, Serial 7 and Serial 54 on Part 2 of the EMC standards page.

Important notes:

(1) Manufacturers and importers must use accredited test reports for equipment deemed by AS CISPR 11 to be ISM Group 2 supplied into Australia. This is the only standard for which there are accredited testing requirements under our EMC regulatory arrangements.

(2) The 900 MHz ISM band within Australia is 915–928 MHz. 900 MHz ISM devices working outside of this range cannot be operated in Australia (that is, ISM devices that use the frequencies 902–915 MHz are not authorised for use within Australia).    

(3) Using the frequency range 902–915 MHz would interfere with Australian mobile telephone networks. Severe criminal penalties, including imprisonment for 2 years or a fine of up to 1,500 penalty units, exist under the Radiocommunications Act 1992 for interfering with radiocommunications services.

Electromagnetic energy (EME)

The Radiocommunications Equipment (General) Rules 2021 (the General Equipment Rules) outline requirements for certain equipment,  (mobile stations with an integral antenna), to comply with  exposure limits for electromagnetic energy.

The exposure limits are those applying to the general public as specified in a standard published by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), the Radiation Protection Standard for Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency fields – 100kHz to 300 GHz (2021) (the ARPANSA Standard)

Equipment must comply with the General Equipment Rules. Testing must be conducted in accordance with the methodologies prescribed in Schedule 4 to the General Equipment Rules and the limits defined in the ARPANSA Standard. 
   

 

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