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Intelligent transport systems licensing

Intelligent transport systems (ITS)—wireless technologies designed to enable vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-person or vehicle-to-structure communications—have the potential to reduce the number of crashes, relieve traffic congestion and reduce environmental impacts of transport on Australian roads. The Radiocommunications (Intelligent Transport Systems) Class Licence 2017, made on 18 December 2017, authorises the operation of transmitters used for ITS.


In October 2009, the ACMA held its first public consultation on ITS. Subsequently, and in consultation with key automotive industry members, we decided to continue monitoring the progress of ITS before introducing radiocommunications regulations in Australia.

By 2016, the technology and relevant standards had matured to a point where we could consider formalising regulations to introduce ITS in Australia. To support this work, we held a second public consultation in August 2016. The submissions indicated that vehicles fitted with C-ITS devices were not likely to be introduced into Australia until the later part of 2017 or the beginning of 2018. Consequently, the ACMA took additional time to carefully consider the issues raised.

Last updated: 28 February 2019