We’re sometimes asked what a third-party authorisation should look like, but the short answer is that it’s really up to the apparatus licence holder providing the authorisation to the third-party. The Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Act) doesn’t specify the format for the written authorisation, only that one is required when an apparatus licence holder authorises other persons to operate a radiocommunications device under their licence (section 114).
However, to provide some guidance to licensees, we thought it’d be helpful to share an example of what a third-party authorisation can look like. They don’t normally need to be submitted to us, but one MUST be provided if requested by an Inspector, who is appointed under the Act.
The following example should help you to understand the types of matters that should be included, such as listing the:
- relevant licence number
- operating frequencies
- duration of the authorisation
- location of where the third-party is allowed to operate
- as well as any other conditions that must be met.
So there you have it! Providing your written authorisation doesn’t need to be a daunting task.
For more information about licensee responsibilities, spectrum licence-specific provisions and apparatus licence-specific provisions, make sure you check out our third-party authorisation page.