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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:
- 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.
- I acknowledge that this does not constitute a surrender of a licence issued in accordance with the Radiocommunications Act 1992.
- The information provided is true and correct in every detail.
- 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
Technical Regulation and Carrier Infrastructure Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 13112
Melbourne VIC 8010