Invitation to form companies
Following extensive trials of DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcasting) in Canberra and Darwin since 2010, applications are now open for one permanent licence each in capital city.
To apply for and hold foundation category 1 multiplex transmitter licences, an eligible joint venture company must be formed.
All incumbent digital commercial broadcasting licensees in a particular designated BSA radio area and the digital community radio broadcasting representative company (if formed) in the area will be entitled to subscribe for shares in an eligible joint venture company. Promoters of proposed eligible joint venture companies must invite each relevant broadcaster and representative company to subscribe for shares in a joint venture company. The invitation must be published on the ACMA website and remain open for at least 120 days.
Promoters of proposed community radio broadcasting representative companies must request the ACMA to publish an invitation for each incumbent digital community radio broadcasting licensee in a particular designated BSA radio area to subscribe for shares in the representative company. The invitation must remain open for at least 90 days.
The ACMA is required to publish notices calling for applications for category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licences pursuant to the requirements of section 102C of the Radiocommunications Act 1992. Such notices will be published on the ACMA website. The ACMA may issue licences in accordance with a price-based allocation system determined under section 106 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.
Notices of invitations
Last updated: 14 December 2017