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Variation - Radcoms (LIPD) Class Licence 2000

Issue for comment 49/2012 - 10 December 2012

After considering received comments the ACMA made a variation to the low interference potential devices class licence. The class licence as amended is available on the Comlaw website. For more information see ACMA Media release 28/2013. To keep informed about future changes to wireless microphones subscribed to our wireless microphone e-bulletin.


Submissions closed on 13 March 2013. Fifty two submissions were received, one submission was marked private and confidential.


The ACMA sought comment on proposed variations to the Radiocommunications (Low interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000 (the LIPD class licence) that:

  • excludes the digital dividend (694-820 MHz) as a band available for wireless audio transmitters after 31 December 2014;
  • authorises the use of digitally modulated wireless audio transmitters in the band 520-694 MHz; and
  • authorises the use of wireless audio transmitters in the band 1790-1800 MHz.

A discussion paper that explains the proposed variation and the draft variation instrument are available below:

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Discussion paper

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Draft Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence Variation Notice 2013 (No. 1)

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Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000

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The ACMA invites comment on it the proposed amendments. Submissions should be made:

By email:

By mail:
The Manager
Spectrum Engineering and Space
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616

The closing date for submissions was 4 February 2013. The closing date for submissions was extended to 13 March 2013.

Electronic submissions in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format are preferred.

Media enquiries should be directed to Emma Rossi on +61 2 9334 7980 or by email to

Publication of submissions

In general, the ACMA publishes all submissions it receives.

The ACMA prefers to receive submissions that are not claimed to be confidential. However, the ACMA accepts that a submitter may sometimes wish to provide information in confidence. In these circumstances, submitters are asked to identify the material over which confidentiality is claimed and provide a written explanation for the claim.

The ACMA will consider each confidentiality claim on a case-by-case basis. If the ACMA accepts a claim, it will not publish the confidential information unless authorised or required by law to do so.

Release of submissions where authorised or required by law

Any submissions provided to the ACMA may be released under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (unless an exemption applies) or shared with other Commonwealth Government agencies under Part 7A of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005. The ACMA may also be required to release submissions for other reasons including for the purpose of parliamentary processes or where otherwise required by law (for example, under a court subpoena). While the ACMA seeks to consult submitters of confidential information before that information is provided to another party, the ACMA cannot guarantee that confidential information will not be released through these or other legal means.

Effective consultation

The ACMA is working to enhance the effectiveness of its stakeholder consultation processes, which are an important source of evidence for its regulatory development activities. To assist stakeholders in formulating submissions to its formal, written consultation processes, it has developed a guide called Effective consultation: A guide to making a submission. This guide provides information about the ACMA's formal, written, public consultation processes and practical guidance on how to make a submission.

Last updated: 29 May 2013