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Broadcasting forms

This page links to ACMA forms that national, commercial and community broadcasters must complete in order to apply for, and operate, a broadcasting licence.

If you have any questions about these forms, or cannot find a form on the list you need, please contact the ACMA.

Form naming and numbering

The numbering on ACMA broadcasting forms correspond to the same ABA numbered form. For example, ‘ACMA B13’ corresponds to the old ‘ABA 13’ form.

Please note that ‘BSA’ means the Broadcasting Service Act 1992.

Form

Purpose

Notes

ACMA B2/B3

Notification of Changes in Control (section 63 & 64 of the BSA)

Please use the online form lodgement facility

Related information

Guidance notes

ACMA Authenticated B2/B3 

Notification of Changes in Control (section 63 & 64 of the BSA)

Please use the online form lodgement facility

Related Information

Guidance notes

ACMA B4

Application for ACMA Opinion on Category of BSA

 

Download as PDF | Download as Word

Related information

ACMA B7

Application for Prior Approval of Temporary Breach (section 67 of the BSA)

 

Download as Word

Guidance notes

ACMA B8

Application for the Renewal of a Commercial Television Broadcasting Licence

 

Download as Word

Related information 

ACMA B9

Application for the Renewal of a Commercial Radio Broadcasting Licence

 

Download as Word

Related information

ACMA B10

Gross Earnings for Licence Fees—Radio or TV

Link to forms

ACMA B11

Application for Prior Approval of a Transaction (section 61AJ and section 61AMC of the BSA)

 

Download as Word

Guidance notes

 

ACMA B12

Application for an Apparatus Licence in the Broadcasting Services Bands

 

Download as Word 

 

This form should be used when seeking authorisation to operate a radiocommunications transmitter within the broadcasting services bands, or to make a variation to existing licence conditions

 

A separate application form is required for each licence

Digital television test transmission licences supplementary form (Word)

 

Special events checklist (Word)

 

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ACMA B13

Application for C and P Program Classification

 

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ACMA B14

Application for the renewal of a remote indigenous broadcasting licence (formerly known as (BRACS)

 

Download as PDF | Download as Word

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ACMA B15

Application for an Opinion on Control

 

Download as PDF | Download as Word

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ACMA B16

Application for Allocation of Subscription Television Broadcasting Licences

 

Download as Word

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ACMA B17

Annual Return—Commercial Radio Broadcasting Services

Link to forms

ACMA B18

Annual Return—Commercial Television Broadcasting Services

Link to forms

ACMA B19

Consolidated Statement—Radio & TV

Link to forms

ACMA B20

Application for non-broadcasting services band commercial radio broadcasting licences

 

Download as Word

ACMA B20T

Application for non-broadcasting services bands commercial television broadcasting licence

 

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ACMA B21

Conditional transaction request. A request pursuant to subsection 61AZD(1), 61AZD(2), or 61AZD(3), of the BSA

 

Download as Word

Guidance notes 

 

 

ACMA B22

Reconsideration of a decision request. A request pursuant to subsection 61AZF(1) of the BSA

 

Download as PDF

Related information

 

Form lodgment page

ABA 27

Application Form—Price-based Allocation of Commercial Broadcasting Licences under section 36 of the BSA

 

ABA 28

Form of Authority—Price-based Allocation of Commercial Broadcasting Licences under section 36 of the BSA

 

ABA 29

Form of Indemnity and Guarantee—Price-based Allocation of Commercial Broadcasting Licences under section 36 of the BSA

 

ABA 30

Form of Acknowledgment—Licence Allocation Exercise

 

ABA 31

Form of Acknowledgment—Single Applicant

 

ACMA B32

Application for a community radio broadcasting licence (in the broadcasting services bands)

Download as Word

Related information

ACMA B34

Open Narrowcasting Application Form

 

Download as Word

Information package (PDF)

ACMA B35

Open Narrowcasting Form of Authority

 

Download as Word

Information package (PDF)

ACMA B36

Open Narrowcasting Form of indemnity and guarantee

 

Download as Word

Information package (PDF)

ACMA B42

Application for a temporary community radio broadcasting licence (in the broadcasting services bands)

 

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ACMA B43 CP

Annual Return form for Channel Providers

 

Download as Word

ACMA B43 L

Annual Return form for Licensees

 

Download as Word

ACMA B46

Form B—Application for Approval of an Implementation Plan

 

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ACMA B47

Form C—Implementation Plan

 

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ACMA B48

Form D—Application for Approval of a Variation of an Approved Implementation Plan

 

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ACMA B49

Form EApplication for Approval to Transmit in a Regional Licence Area before the Start of a Simulcast period

 

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ACMA B50

Remote Licence Area Implementation Plan

 

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ACMA B51

Application for a Datacasting Licence

 

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ACMA B52

Application for a Nominated Datacaster Declaration

 

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ACMA B53

Application for an International Broadcasting Licence

 

Download as Word

ACMA B54

Application for a Nominated Broadcaster Declaration

 

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ACMA B58

Out-of-area Reception of Broadcasting Services

 

Download as Word

Assessment of inadequate reception of broadcasting services, for completion by commercial and community broadcasters.

ACMA B59

Application for Approval of an Implementation Plan in a Remote Licence Area

 

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ACMA B62

Annual Return: Gross Earnings for Datacasting Charge: Calculation and Statutory Declaration for Datacasting Licensees - Radio or TV

Link to Forms

ACMA B63

Annual Return: Audited Balance Sheet and Audited Profit and Loss Account for Datacasting Licensees - Radio or TV

Link to Forms

ACMA B64

Application for a community television broadcasting licence (in the broadcasting services bands)

 

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ACMA B66

Application for renewal of a community radio broadcasting Licence (in the broadcasting services bands)

Download as Word

Related information

ACMA B67

Notification of Transfer of a Datacasting Licence

 

Download as Word

 

ACMA B68

Annual compliance report for the Australian Content Standard and the Children’s Television Standards—Regional Commercial TV

 

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

ACMA B69

Local content on regional television (XLS)—Please choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

ACMA B70

HDTV national TV - interim return (XLS)—Please choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Explanatory Notes for HDTV Reporting Forms ACMA B70 and ACMA B72

 

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ACMA B71

HDTV commercial TV - interim return (XLS)—Please choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Explanatory Notes for HDTV Reporting Forms ACMA B71 and ACMA B73

 

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ACMA B72

HDTV national TV - consolidated return (XLS)—Please choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Explanatory Notes for HDTV Reporting Forms ACMA B70 and ACMA B72

 

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ACMA B73

 

HDTV commercial TV - consolidated return (XLS)—Please choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Explanatory Notes for HDTV Reporting Forms ACMA B71 and ACMA B73

 

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ACMA B74

Anti-Siphoning Monitoring—Monthly Return

Explanatory Notes

 

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ACMA B75

Application to transfer a community broadcasting licence

 

Download as PDF | Download as Word

ACMA B76 

Application to transfer a licence for a community broadcasting service to serve a remote Indigenous community

 

Download as PDF | Download as Word

ACMA B77

Notification of transfer of a community broadcasting licence

 

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ACMA B78

Remittance Schedule—Datacasting Charge

Link to Forms

ACMA B79

Remittance Schedule—Radio & TV

Link to Forms

ACMA B80

ACMA Broadcasting complaints form

 

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ACMA B82

Commencement/Non-Commencement of Commercial Digital Ditigal Television Service

 

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ACMA B83

C & P Period Schedule Form—pursuant to the Children’s Television Standards 2009

 

Download as Excel file (2.3 mb)—Please choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Guidance notes (PDF)

ACMA B84

 

Application for digital television retransmission apparatus licences

 

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ACMA B90

Authorised contact registration form (Broadcasting licence fees (BLF) ePort account, BLF and datacasting charge returns)

Link to forms

ACMA B92

Request to vary a licence area plan - radio

 

Download as Word

Guidance notes (Word)

 

Related information

ACMA B94 

Purpose: Collection of program expenditure information

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

 

ACMA CAP01

Exemption order application form (captioning)—for commercial television broadcasting licensees and national television broadcasters (section 130ZUA of the BSA)

 

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Guidance notes (.docx)

ACMA CAP02

Exemption order application form (captioning)—for subscription television licensees (section 130ZY of the BSA)

 

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Guidance notes (.docx)

ACMA CAP03

Target Reduction order application form (captioning)—for commercial television broadcasting licensees and national television broadcasters (section 130ZUA of the BSA)

 

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Guidance notes (.docx)

ACMA CAP04

Target Reduction order application form (captioning)—for subscription television licensees (section 130ZY of the BSA)

 

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Guidance notes (.docx)

ACMA Enhanced CAP05

Annual compliance report form (captioning) – for commercial television broadcasting licensees and national television broadcasters (section 130ZZC of the BSA)

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

 Guidance notes

ACMA Revised CAP06

Annual compliance reporting form (captioning) – for subscription television licensees (section 130ZZC of the BSA)

 

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Guidance notes

ACMA CAP09

Suggested category nomination form (captioning) – for subscription television licensees (section 130ZVA and section 130ZW of the BSA)

 

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Guidance notes

ACMA CAP10

Suggested S.130ZX exemption nomination form (captioning) – for subscription television licensees (section 130ZX of the BSA)

 

Download as Excel filePlease choose the save option and save this file to the relevant folder on your computer

Guidance notes

Regional commercial radio—Trigger events—existing level of local presence notification and local content plans

Form

Purpose

Notes

Trigger Event – Existing Level of Local Presence Notification—suggested format

For trigger event affected licences only—to report on existing level of local presence as required by the Broadcasting Services (Regional Commercial Radio Licence Condition - Local Presence) Licence Condition 2012.

Please use the online lodgement facility at
https://lodge.acma.gov.au/Portal

Local content and trigger event compliance requirements handbook 2013–14

 

Trigger Event – Draft Local Content Plan Application —suggested format

For trigger event affected licences only — to submit a draft local content plan as required by section 61CF(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

Please use the online lodgement facility at
https://lodge.acma.gov.au/Portal

Local content and trigger event compliance requirements handbook 2013–14

Trigger Event – Variation to Approved Local Content Plan—suggested format

For trigger event affected licences only — to apply to vary a existing approved local content plan as required by section 61CL of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

Please use the online lodgement facility at
https://lodge.acma.gov.au/Portal

Local content and trigger event compliance requirements handbook 2013–14 

Regional commercial radio—Ongoing compliance declarations

Summary of ongoing reporting requirements—information for regional commercial radio broadcasting licensees

Form

Purpose

Notes

Annual Declaration – Compliance with Material of Local Significance (Local Content) Requirements – suggested format

Annual compliance declaration required under the Broadcasting Services (Regional Commercial Radio - Material of Local Significance) Licence Condition 2012.

Please use the online lodgement facility at
https://lodge.acma.gov.au/Portal 

Local content and trigger event compliance requirements handbook 2013–14

 

Trigger Event  – Annual Declaration – Compliance with Approved Local Content Plan — suggested format

For trigger event affected licences only — annual compliance declaration —Approved local content plan.

Please use the online lodgement facility at
https://lodge.acma.gov.au/Portal

Local content and trigger event compliance requirements handbook 2013–14 

Trigger Event – Final (24 Month) Level of Local Presence Declaration

For trigger event-affected licences only — Final compliance report about levels of local presence required under the Broadcasting Services (Regional Commercial Radio Licence Condition - Local Presence) Licence Condition 2012.

Please use the online lodgement facility at
https://lodge.acma.gov.au/Portal

Local content and trigger event compliance requirements handbook 2013–14 

If you have any problems completing these forms, contact the ACMA.

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