Upcoming consultations | ACMA

Upcoming consultations

We want to communicate effectively with our stakeholders. You’ve told us that you need more information about the timing of our consultations, so we’re fine-tuning our activities to make it easier for you to engage with us. This will lead to more effective consultation on the issues that are important to you.

While every consultation is unique, we will aim to:

  • provide information about our public consultation processes and practical guidance on the different ways to make a submission
  • allow reasonable time frames to make a submission—consultations are generally open for four to six weeks
  • explain the policy or regulatory change
  • prepare a regulation impact statement if there is a significant effect on business
  • acknowledge receipt of submissions
  • post copies or a summary of submissions online, as appropriate
  • respond to submissions online, by email or by phone, as appropriate and where a claim to confidentiality is not sought
  • outline information about decision-making processes and outcomes, where appropriate.

What’s coming up in 2018

Below is a list of upcoming consultations for the year, as well as indicative timings. Additional consultation topics will be added throughout the year, as dates are known.



Details of consultation

January–March 2018


Broadcast planning LAPs 

Ongoing work program—details of the relevant LAP work program will be published as they become available 

  National Broadband Network A range of new rules to protect consumers when migrating to the National Broadband Network. More details are available here
  Spectrum licence tax Consultation on amendments to the Spectrum Licence Tax Determination

April–June 2018


National Broadband Network

Consultation on details of new rules to improve consumers’ experience when moving to the National Broadband Network

*These dates are indicative and may change depending on operational requirements.

Stay informed

Last updated: 21 February 2018