BLF regulatory relief for 2016–17 | ACMA

BLF regulatory relief for 2016–17


The Radio Licence Fees Regulations 2017 and the Television Licence Fees Amendment Regulations 2017 began on 30 June 2017. They remove the licence fees payable by Australian commercial free-to-air television and radio broadcasters for the 2016–17 financial year. This is a relief measure for that financial year worth around $127 million to the industry. 

The ACMA will therefore not require broadcasters entitled to this interim financial relief to comply with requirements to submit financial returns that might otherwise still apply under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

More information is available here

Please note that datacasting charges will still apply for 2016–17. Find more information on our Datacasting charge page.  


Further information

You can contact the ACMA Revenue Assurance team at or on (02) 6219 5355.

Last updated: 28 August 2017