Applicant information package: 3.6 GHz band auction | ACMA

Applicant information package: 3.6 GHz band auction

In late November 2018, the ACMA will conduct an auction to allocate spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band—the 3.6 GHz band auction.

The ACMA has now released the Applicant information package (AIP) for the upcoming auction. The AIP includes information outlined in section 27 of the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Licence Allocation – 3.6 GHz Band) Determination 2018.

The AIP comprises:

  • a detailed auction guide*
  • relevant legislative instruments and accompanying explanatory statements
  • the auction forms booklet
  • information on how to lodge auction documents and make payments to the ACMA.

The ACMA invites interested parties to consider the information provided and apply to participate in the auction. The closing date for applications is 5 pm, 31 August 2018. The closing date for return of eligibility nomination forms and making eligibility payments (eligibility deadline) is 5 pm, 27 September 2018.

Questions about the auction or further information on how to participate can be directed to the auction manager via email at

Further information on the 3.6 GHz band auction can be found in the auction guide in the table below.

*Due to a spectrum trade between Telstra and NBN Co in the 3.4 GHz band, the allocation limits shown in Table 9, section 3.2.6 of the auction guide are out of date. An updated version can be found on the 3.6 GHz band auction FAQ page.





Auction guide

1.1 MB 

1.2 MB 

Auction forms booklet


983 kB

Form 1: Application form (editable version)


718 kB 

Form 6: Deed of financial security (editable version)


643 kB 

Form 10: Eligibility nomination form (editable version)


1.3 MB 

Last updated: 07 November 2018