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Surrender a carrier licence

Carrier licences can be surrendered by sending us a written notice by email or mail.

You may surrender a carrier licence if it is no longer needed.

For example, a carrier licence may choose to surrender a licence if the carrier:

  • stops owning network units
  • stops supplying carriage services to the public
  • is in liquidation or under administration.

What we need to know

Written notices need to include:

  • the name of the carrier
  • carrier number from the Register of licensed carriers
  • registered business or trading name
  • postal address and registered office address (if different)
  • ACN (and ABN if applicable)
  • contact details of the duly authorised person providing the notice – name, position, phone number and email address.

The written notice must also include this text:

Pursuant to section 71 of the Telecommunications Act 1997, I surrender the carrier licence held by the abovementioned carrier and declare that:

  1. I am authorised to do so on behalf of the carrier and to surrender the licence in accordance with section 71 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.
  2. I acknowledge that this does not constitute a surrender of a licence issued in accordance with the Radiocommunications Act 1992.
  3. The information provided is true and correct in every detail.
  4. I am aware that it is an offence under section 137.1 of the Criminal Code (Cth) to knowingly give false or misleading information to a Commonwealth entity.

Where to send the notice

By post:

Technical Regulation and Carrier Infrastructure Section

Australian Communications and Media Authority

PO Box 13112

Law Courts

Melbourne VIC 8010

By email:

Further information

Tel: 1300 850 115


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