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This Determination has been made by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to revoke and replace the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2006. This Determination updates charges arising from a review of ACMA’s cost recovery fees and charges.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Made 09 Feb 2007
Registered 15 Feb 2007
Tabled HR 26 Feb 2007
Tabled Senate 26 Feb 2007
Date of repeal 30 Mar 2017
Repealed by Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017
This Legislative Instrument has been subject to a Motion to Disallow:
Motion Date:
12-Jun-2007
Expiry Date:
17-Aug-2007
House:
Senate
Details:
Full
Resolution:
Withdrawn
Resolution Date:
13-Aug-2007
Resolution Time:
Provisions:

Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2007

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Determination under subsection 60 (1) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.

Dated 9th February 2007

CHRIS CHAPMAN
[signed]
                                                    Chair

Deputy Chair
LYN MADDOCK
[signed]


Contents

                        1     Name of Determination                                                                         4

                        2     Commencement                                                                                  4

                        3     Revocation                                                                                          4

                        4     Definitions                                                                                           4

                        5     Charges — general                                                                              5

                        6     Retests                                                                                              5

                        7     Hourly rates and minimum charge                                                         6

                        8     Persons who are not required to pay certain charges                              6

                        9     Charges relating to ACMA’s costs                                                        6

                       10     Remote and supplementary stations                                                     7

                       11     By whom and when is a charge payable?                                              7

                       12     Which charge is payable if more than 1 standard is involved?                 10

                       13     Charges for varying a licence condition (recoordination charges)             11

                       14     General service charge                                                                       12

                       15     Part 6 of Schedule 2 — application associated with a paper‑based frequency assignment certificate                                                                                                        13

                       16     Part 6 of Schedule 2 — application associated with a frequency assignment certificate lodged over the Internet                                                                                        14

                       17     Parts 6 and 8 of Schedule 2 — administrative charges for instalment payments            15

                       18     Part 7 of Schedule 2 — issue or renewal of licence for less than 12 months     16

                       19     Part 7 of Schedule 2 — issue or renewal of licence for more than 12 months    16

                       20     Part 7 of Schedule 2 — administrative charges for instalment payments 17

                       21     Part 12 of Schedule 2 — administrative charges for instalment payments 20

                       22     Rounding of amounts                                                                         20

Schedule 1             Hourly rates and minimum charge                                                  21

Schedule 2             Charges                                                                                           23

Part 1                      Testing of devices for manufacturers or importers under paragraph 182 (4) (b) of the Radiocommunications Act, or otherwise providing services for the testing of devices upon request                                                                                                        23

Part 2                      Assessment and advice on compliance with standards and other technical specifications          29

Part 3                      Documents                                                                                       29

Part 4                      Examinations                                                                                    29

Part 5                      Interference investigation services                                                        31

Part 6                      Administrative charge for first issue of assigned licence                         31

Part 7                      Administrative charge for issue or renewal of non assigned licence         35

Part 8                      Administrative charge for renewal of assigned licence                            37

Part 9                      General services                                                                                37

Part 10                    Miscellaneous expenses                                                                    38

Part 11                    Spectrum licences                                                                             38

Part 12                    Administrative charge for issue or renewal of PTS licences                    39

 

 


  

  

1              Name of Determination

                This Determination is the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2007.

2              Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 July 2007.

3              Revocation

                The Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2006 is revoked.

4              Definitions

         (1)   In this Determination:

ACMA means the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

ACMA Act means the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.

accredited person means a person accredited under section 263 of the Radiocommunications Act to issue frequency assignment certificates mentioned in subsection 100 (4A) of the Radiocommunications Act.

aeronautical assigned system station has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Aeronautical Licence) Determination No. 1 of 1997.

anniversary of effect, for a licence, means an anniversary of the day when the licence comes into force for subsections 103 (1) or 130 (4) of the Radiocommunications Act.

frequency assignment certificate means a certificate issued by a person accredited under section 263 of the Radiocommunications Act for the purposes of section 100 of the Radiocommunications Act.

GST has the meaning given by section 195‑1 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

hourly rate — see section 7 and item 1 of Schedule 1.

instalment of tax means an amount of tax payable:

                (a)    on the anniversary of the date of effect of an instrument; or

               (b)    on the holding of an instrument.

minimum charge  see section 7 and item 4 of Schedule 1.

partial test means:

                (a)    a test or retest of a device that is a transmitter only or a receiver only; and

               (b)    for a device that is both a transmitter and a receiver — a test or retest of the transmitter only or the receiver only.

Radiocommunications Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

remote station includes a station referred to on a licence as a remote control station.

retest — see section 6.

special hourly rate A — see section 7 and item 2 of Schedule 1.

special hourly rate B — see section 7 and item 3 of Schedule 1.

spectrum access means access to the spectrum that is authorised for the operation of 1 or more radiocommunications devices that involves a unique combination of:

                (a)    a particular frequency; and

               (b)    a particular bandwidth; and

                (c)    a particular site or access area.

spectrum re‑allocation declaration means the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Re‑allocation) Declaration No. 1 of 2005.

Tax Act means either of the following Acts:

                (a)    the Radiocommunications (Receiver Licence Tax) Act 1983;

               (b)    the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983.

         (2)   Unless the contrary intention appears, an expression that is used in this Determination and that is defined in the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000 has the same meaning in this Determination as it has in that Determination.

5              Charges — general

                The charges fixed in this Determination have been calculated in accordance with subsection 60 (1) of the ACMA Act and reasonably relate to the expenses incurred by ACMA in relation to the service or matter to which the charge relates.

6              Retests

         (1)   Subsection (2) applies if a device:

                (a)    has been tested under section 101 of the Radiocommunications Act (the initial test); and

               (b)    is tested (the later test) after the initial test.

         (2)   For this Determination, the later test is a retest:

                (a)    if:

                          (i)    the device did not comply with all requirements in the initial test; and

                         (ii)    the later test only relates to all or some of the requirements with which the device did not comply; or

               (b)    if it is conducted only in relation to parts of the device that have been subject to technical modification after the initial test.

7              Hourly rates and minimum charge

                For this Determination, the hourly rates of charge and the minimum charge are described in Schedule 1.

8              Persons who are not required to pay certain charges

         (1)   A person who is exempt, under regulation 5 of the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Regulations (being Statutory Rules 1985 No. 200, as amended), from the payment of tax in respect of apparatus licences is not required to pay an amount in relation to the issue, renewal or transfer of a licence mentioned in this Determination.

         (2)   A person is not required to pay the charge mentioned in section 13 (which relates to varying a condition of a licence that relates to the technical operation or location of a device) if:

                (a)    the licence is a fixed licence for the operation of a point to point station on 2010 to 2025 MHz (the current frequency); and

               (b)    the application for the variation of the condition is made as part of the person ending a service on the current frequency, using the point to point station, because of a spectrum re‑allocation declaration; and

                (c)    ACMA is satisfied that the service provided after the variation, using the point to point station, will not exceed the range and effect of the service provided on the current frequency.

         (3)   A person is not required to pay the charge mentioned in item 6.9 of Schedule 2 (which relates to the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a point to point station) if:

                (a)    the person holds, or held, a fixed licence for the operation of a point to point station on 2010 to 2025 MHz (the current frequency); and

               (b)    the person applies for the issue of another fixed licence for the operation of a point to point station on another frequency; and

                (c)    the application is made as part of the person ending a service on the current frequency, using the point to point station, because of a spectrum re‑allocation declaration; and

               (d)    ACMA is satisfied that the service on the other frequency, using the point to point station, will not exceed the range and effect of the service provided on the current frequency.

9              Charges relating to ACMA’s costs

         (1)   Subject to subsection 11 (12) and sections 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21, for the purposes of section 60 of the ACMA Act, the charge mentioned in column 3 of an item in Schedule 2 is the charge fixed for:

                (a)    provision of a service or matter mentioned in column 2 of the item; or

               (b)    the service or matter mentioned in column 2 of the item, in relation to which expenses are incurred or to be incurred by ACMA;

as the case requires.

         (2)   The charge includes GST if applicable.

10            Remote and supplementary stations

         (1)   If an item in Schedule 2 refers to the issue or renewal, or consideration of the issue or renewal, of a licence for the operation of a station or stations in a particular class, the item also applies to a licence that authorises the operation of:

                (a)    a station or stations in the class; and

               (b)    remote or supplementary stations.

         (2)   In calculating:

                (a)    the charge imposed for the issue or renewal, or consideration of the issue or renewal, of a licence on an assigned basis in accordance with Part 6 or Part 8 of Schedule 2; and

               (b)    a charge imposed under section 17;

the authorisation of the operation of remote stations on transmit frequencies that are the same as the receive frequency of the principal station or stations is to be disregarded.

11            By whom and when is a charge payable?

         (1)   The charges fixed under section 13 are payable:

                (a)    by the applicant for the notice under section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act; and

               (b)    when:

                          (i)    the notice is given; or

                         (ii)    the application for the notice is refused; or

                         (iii)    the application for the notice is withdrawn after consideration of the application by ACMA has begun.

Note   A charge mentioned in regulation 13 is payable only if ACMA considers the application for the notice.

         (2)   The charge mentioned in subsection 14 (1) is payable:

                (a)    by the person for whom the service or matter is provided; and

               (b)    on the issue to the person of an invoice for the charge.

         (3)   The charge mentioned in subsection 14 (2) is payable:

                (a)    by the person for whom the expenses were incurred; and

               (b)    on the issue to the person of an invoice for the charge.

         (4)   The charge mentioned in section 17 or 20 is payable:

                (a)    by the holder of the licence to which the charge relates; and

               (b)    at the time at which the tax to which the charge relates is payable under the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983.

         (5)   The charge for a service or matter mentioned in subsection 12 (1) is payable:

                (a)    by the applicant for the test report to which the service or matter relates; and

               (b)    when the application or request for the service or matter is made or on the issue of an invoice for the charge.

         (6)   The charge for a service or matter mentioned in subsection 12 (2) or (3), or in Part 1 of Schedule 2, is payable:

                (a)    by the applicant for the test report to which the service or matter relates; and

               (b)    when the application or request for the service or matter is made or on the issue of an invoice for the charge.

         (7)   A charge mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 2 is payable:

                (a)    by the person for whom the service or matter is provided; and

               (b)    on the issue to the person of an invoice for the charge.

         (8)   A charge mentioned in Part 3 of Schedule 2 is payable:

                (a)    by the person to whom the document mentioned in column 2 of the relevant item is, or would have been, issued; and

               (b)    when:

                          (i)    the document is issued; or

                         (ii)    in the case of an document mentioned in item 3.3 or 3.4 of Schedule 2:

                                   (A)     the application for the issue of the document is refused, or taken to have been refused; or

                                   (B)     the application for the issue of the document is withdrawn after consideration of the application by ACMA has begun;

                        as the case requires.

Note   A charge mentioned in item 3.3 or 3.4 of Schedule 2 is payable only if the document is issued or ACMA considers the issue of the document without proceeding to issue or renew it.  A charge mentioned in item 3.1 or 3.2 of Schedule 2 is payable only if ACMA issues the document.

         (9)   A charge mentioned in Part 4 of Schedule 2 is payable:

                (a)    by the examinee; and

               (b)    before the commencement of the examination, the part of an examination, or the reassessment, as the case may be.

       (10)   The charge mentioned in Part 5 of Schedule 2 is payable:

                (a)    by the applicant for the service or matter; and

               (b)    on the issue to the applicant of an invoice for the charge.

       (11)   A charge mentioned in section 15 or 16, or in Part 6 of Schedule 2, is payable:

                (a)    by the person to whom the licence mentioned in column 2 of the relevant item is, or would have been, issued; and

               (b)    when:

                          (i)    the licence is issued; or

                         (ii)    the application for the issue of the licence is refused, or taken to have been refused; or

                         (iii)    the application for the issue of the licence is withdrawn after consideration of the application by ACMA has begun;

                        as the case requires.

Note   A charge mentioned in Part 6 of Schedule 2 is payable only if the licence is issued or renewed or ACMA considers the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it.

       (12)   In spite of subsection (11), if a fee is payable under item 6.34 of Schedule 2 for the issue of a licence, no fee is payable under any other item of Part 6 of Schedule 2 in respect of the issue, or consideration of the issue, of the licence.

       (13)   A charge mentioned in section 18 or 19, or in Part 7 of Schedule 2, is payable:

                (a)    by the applicant for the issue or renewal of the licence mentioned in column 2 of the relevant item; and

               (b)    when:

                          (i)    the licence is issued or renewed; or

                         (ii)    the application for the issue or renewal of the licence is refused, or taken to have been refused; or

                         (iii)    the application for the issue or renewal of the licence is withdrawn after consideration of the application by ACMA has begun;

                        as the case requires.

Note   A charge mentioned in Part 7 of Schedule 2 is payable only if the licence is issued or renewed or ACMA considers the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it.

       (14)   The charge mentioned in Part 8 of Schedule 2 is payable:

                (a)    by the applicant for renewal of the licence; and

               (b)    when the application is lodged.

       (15)   A charge mentioned in Part 9 of Schedule 2 is payable:

                (a)    by the applicant for advice; and

               (b)    on the issue to the applicant of an invoice for the charge.

       (16)   A charge mentioned in Part 10 of Schedule 2 is payable:

                (a)    by the person for whom the service or matter is provided; and

               (b)    on the issue to the person of an invoice for the charge.

       (17)   A charge mentioned in Part 11 of Schedule 2 is payable:

                (a)    by the person for whom the service or matter is provided; and

               (b)    on the issue to the person of an invoice for the charge.

       (18)   A charge mentioned in Part 12 of Schedule 2 is payable:

                (a)    by the person for whom the service or matter is provided; and

               (b)    when:

                          (i)    the licence is issued or renewed; or

                         (ii)    the application for the issue or renewal of the licence is refused, or taken to have been refused; or

                         (iii)    the application for the issue or renewal of the licence is withdrawn after consideration of the application by ACMA has begun;

                        as the case requires.

Note   A charge mentioned in Part 12 of Schedule 2 is payable only if the licence is issued or renewed or ACMA considers the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it.

12            Which charge is payable if more than 1 standard is involved?

         (1)   If a device is tested for compliance with 2 or more standards, licence conditions determinations or class licences, the total charge that is payable for the tests is the sum of:

                (a)    the amount payable under section 9 for the most expensive test conducted; and

               (b)    half of the aggregate amount that, but for this section, would be payable for each of the other tests conducted.

         (2)   If a device is tested by using more than one test described in column 2 of Part 1 of Schedule 2, the total charge that is payable for the tests is the sum of:

                (a)    the amount payable under section 9 for the most expensive test conducted; and

               (b)    half of the aggregate amount that, but for this section, would be payable for each of the other tests conducted.

         (3)   Use table 1 to work out the amount under paragraph (1) (b) or (2) (b).

Table 1

Step 1      Work out the aggregate amount that would be payable for the tests referred to in paragraph (1) (b) or (2) (b), as the case requires.

Step 2      Divide the amount worked out under step 1 by 2.

Step 3      Round the amount worked out under step 2 to the nearest dollar in accordance with section 22.

 

13            Charges for varying a licence condition (recoordination charges)

                Use table 2 to work out the charge for consideration by ACMA of an application by a licensee for a notice under section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act to vary a condition of a licence.

Table 2

 

Item

Licence type

Charge

1

If:

   (a)  a type of assigned licence or a type of non assigned licence; and

   (b)  the licence is mentioned in an item in Part 6 or Part 7 of Schedule 2 and is not of a type mentioned in item 3; and

   (c)  the time taken to consider the variation application is not more than 15 minutes

$41.00

2

If:

   (a)  a type of assigned licence; and

   (b)  the licence is mentioned in an item in Part 6 of Schedule 2; and

   (c)  the application for the variation notice is not associated with either a paper or electronic frequency assignment certificate lodged by an accredited person; and

   (d)  the time taken to consider the application is more than 15 minutes

Hourly rate

3

Licence is an amateur licence for the operation of an amateur beacon or amateur repeater station

$23.00 for each licence to which the notice relates

4

If:

   (a)  item 1, 2 or 3 does not apply to the application for the variation notice; and

   (b)  the application for the variation notice is associated with a paper‑based frequency assignment certificate lodged by an accredited person; and

   (c)  in considering the application, ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise interference

$123.00 for each spectrum access to which the notice relates

5

If:

   (a)  item 1, 2 or 3 does not apply to the application for the variation notice; and

   (b)  the application for the variation notice is associated with a frequency assignment certificate lodged by an accredited person using ACMA’s Accredited Person Online Submission System; and

   (c)  in considering the application, ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise interference

Note for item 5   

Information about ACMA’s Accredited Person Online Submission System may be found on ACMA’s website:  www.acma.gov.au.

$82.00 for each spectrum access to which the notice relates

14            General service charge

         (1)   If ACMA provides a service or matter for which:

                (a)    a charge may be fixed under section 60 of the ACMA Act; and

               (b)    no charge is determined:

                          (i)    in any other section of this Determination; or

                         (ii)    in any other determination made under the ACMA Act;

the charge payable for the service is the hourly rate.

         (2)   If:

                (a)    ACMA incurs expenses under the Radiocommunications Act, the ACMA Act or under an instrument made under either Act; and

               (b)    no charge in relation to the matter is determined:

                          (i)    in any other section of this Determination; or

                         (ii)    in any other determination made under section 60 of the ACMA Act;

the charge payable for the matter is the cost incurred plus GST (if applicable).

         (3)   This section does not apply in relation to a service or matter provided by ACMA on a commercial basis as part of ACMA’s additional functions under section 11 of the ACMA Act.

15            Part 6 of Schedule 2 — application associated with a paper‑based frequency assignment certificate

         (1)   This section applies if:

                (a)    an application is made under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue, under section 100 of the Radiocommunications Act, of a licence mentioned in an item in Part 6 of Schedule 2; and

               (b)    the application is associated with a paper‑based frequency assignment certificate mentioned in subsection 100 (4A) of the Radiocommunications Act.

         (2)   Use table 3 to work out the charge for:

                (a)    issuing the licence; or

               (b)    considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it.

Table 3

 

Item

Licence type

Charge

1

If:

   (a)  a type of assigned licence; and

   (b)  the licence is not of a type mentioned in item 2 or 3; and

   (c)  in considering the issue of the licence, ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise interference; and

   (d)  for each chargeable spectrum access to which the frequency assignment certificate relates

Note for item 1

All transmit spectrum accesses are chargeable spectrum accesses. Receive spectrum accesses are only chargeable if there are no transmit spectrum accesses on the same licence.

$123.00

2

Licence is an amateur licence for the operation of an amateur repeater station or an amateur beacon station

$23.00

3

If:

   (a)  the licence application is one of a group of 2 or more applications all of which relate to:

         (i)   an event that happens for a period of not more than 2 weeks; or

        (ii)   military or other defence manoeuvres, involving simulated wartime operations carried out to train and evaluate personnel, that happen for a period of not more than 3 months; and

Hourly rate for each application group

 

   (b)  all applications in the group are made at the same time; and

   (c)  in considering the issue of the licences, ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise interference; and

   (d)  associated licences (if applicable) are to be issued on the basis that the use of the licences:

         (i)   is not to cause interference; and

        (ii)   will not be afforded protection from interference caused by other services

 

16            Part 6 of Schedule 2 — application associated with a frequency assignment certificate lodged over the Internet

         (1)   This section applies if:

                (a)    an application is made under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue, under section 100 of the Radiocommunications Act, of a licence mentioned in an item in Part 6 of Schedule 2; and

               (b)    a frequency assignment certificate mentioned in subsection 100 (4A) of the Radiocommunications Act that relates to the application is lodged by an accredited person using ACMA’s Accredited Person Online Submission System.

Note   Information about ACMA’s Accredited Person Online Submission System may be found on ACMA’s website:  www.acma.gov.au.

         (2)   Use table 4 to work out the charge for:

                (a)    issuing the licence; or

               (b)    considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it.

Table 4

 

Item

Licence type

Charge

1

If:

   (a)  a type of assigned licence; and

   (b)  the licence is not of a type mentioned in item 2; and

   (c)  in considering the issue of the licence, ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise interference; and

   (d)  for each chargeable spectrum access to which the frequency assignment certificate relates

Note for item 1

All transmit spectrum accesses are chargeable spectrum accesses. Receive spectrum accesses are only chargeable if there are no transmit spectrum accesses on the same licence.

$82.00

2

Licence is an amateur licence for the operation of an amateur repeater station or an amateur beacon station

$23.00

17            Parts 6 and 8 of Schedule 2 — administrative charges for instalment payments

         (1)   This section applies if:

                (a)    a person applies for:

                          (i)    the issue of a licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 6 of Schedule 2; or

                         (ii)    the renewal of a licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 8 of Schedule 2; and

               (b)    the person elected, in the application for the issue or renewal of the licence, that subsection 6 (3) of a Tax Act was to apply to the licence.

         (2)   The charge for processing the payment of an instalment of tax in accordance with the election is:

                (a)    for a fixed licence for the operation of a pair of point to point stations within the frequency range greater than 57.2 GHz and less than or equal to 58.2 GHz — $3.00; and

               (b)    for a fixed licence for the operation of a pair of point to point stations within the frequency range greater than 5.725 GHz and less than or equal to 5.825 GHz — $3.00; and

                (c)    for any other licence — $3.00 for each frequency assigned.

18            Part 7 of Schedule 2 — issue or renewal of licence for less than 12 months

                If a licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 7 of Schedule 2 (the reference item) is issued or renewed for a period of less than 12 months, the charge in respect of the issue or renewal of the licence is the greater of:

                (a)    the minimum charge; and

               (b)    an amount worked out using Table 5.

Table 5

Step 1        Work out an amount using the formula:

                   where:

                   AC is the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item.

                   D is the number of days in the period starting on the day when the licence comes into force and ending at the end of the day when the licence expires.

Step 2        Round the amount to the nearest dollar in accordance with section 22.

 

19            Part 7 of Schedule 2 — issue or renewal of licence for more than 12 months

                If a licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 7 of Schedule 2 (the reference item) is issued or renewed for a period of more than 12 months, the charge in respect of the issue or renewal of the licence is the sum of:

                (a)    for the first year in the period — the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item; and

               (b)    for each additional complete year (if any) in the period — the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item, reduced by the minimum charge; and

                (c)    for a part of a year (if any) in the period — an amount worked out using Table 6.

Table 6

Step 1        Work out an amount using the formula:

(AC – minimum charge) x D

365

                   where:

                   AC is the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item.

                   D is the number of days in the part of the year.

Step 2        Round the amount to the nearest dollar in accordance with section 22.

 

20            Part 7 of Schedule 2 — administrative charges for instalment payments

         (1)   This section applies if:

                (a)    a person applies for the issue or renewal of a licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 7 of Schedule 2 (the reference item); and

               (b)    the person elected, in the application for the issue or renewal of the licence, that subsection 6 (3) of a Tax Act was to apply to the licence.

Election under subsection 6 (4) of a Tax Act for payment by instalments — general

         (2)   Subject to subsections (3), (4) and (5), the charge for processing the payment of an instalment of tax in accordance with the election is an amount equal to the charge set out in column 3 of the reference item.

Election under subsection 6 (4) of a Tax Act for payment by instalments — short period

         (3)   For subsection (2), if the period between the last anniversary of effect of the licence occurring during the period when the licence is in force and the end of the day on which the licence ceases to be in force is less than 12 months, the charge for processing the payment of the instalment is the greater of:

                (a)    the minimum charge; and

               (b)    an amount worked out using Table 7.

Table 7

Step 1        Work out an amount using the formula:

                   where:

                   AC is th e amount set out in column 3 of the reference item.

                   D is the number of days in the period starting on the anniversary of effect of the licence and ending at the end of the day when the licence expires.

Step 2        Round the amount to the nearest dollar in accordance with section 22.

 

Election under subsection 6 (5) of a Tax Act for payout of remaining instalments

         (4)   If the person notifies ACMA as set out in subsection 6 (5) of a Tax Act:

                (a)    subsection (2) ceases to apply on the day on which the person notifies ACMA; and

               (b)    the charge for processing the payment of tax in accordance with the notification is:

                          (i)    for the first year of the licence after the anniversary of effect of the licence mentioned in the subsection — the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item; and

                         (ii)    for each complete year of the licence (if any) after the year mentioned in subparagraph (i) — the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item, reduced by the minimum charge; and

                         (iii)    for any part of a year of the licence (if any) after the year mentioned in subparagraph (i) — an amount worked out using Table 8.

Table 8

Step 1        Work out an amount using the formula:

(AC – minimum charge) x D

365

                   where:

                   AC is the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item.

                   D is the number of days in the part of the year.

Step 2        Round the amount to the nearest dollar in accordance with section 22.

 

Application of subsection 6 (6) of a Tax Act — payment of all instalments after overdue instalment

         (5)   If subsection 6 (6) of a Tax Act applies:

                (a)    subsection (2) ceases to apply on the first day that subsection 6 (6) applies; and

               (b)    the charge for processing the payment of tax in accordance with the subsection is:

                          (i)    for the first year of the licence after the anniversary of effect of the licence mentioned in the subsection — the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item; and

                         (ii)    for each complete year of the licence (if any) after the year mentioned in subparagraph (i) — the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item, reduced by the minimum charge; and

                         (iii)    for any part of a year of the licence (if any) after the year mentioned in subparagraph (i) — an amount worked out using Table 9.

Table 9

Step 1        Work out an amount using the formula:

(AC – minimum charge) x D

365

                   where:

                   AC is the amount set out in column 3 of the reference item.

                   D is the number of days in the part of the year.

Step 2        Round the amount to the nearest dollar in accordance with section 22.

 

21            Part 12 of Schedule 2 — administrative charges for instalment payments

         (1)   This section applies if:

                (a)    a person applies for the issue or renewal of a licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 12 of Schedule 2; and

               (b)    the person elected, in the application for the issue or renewal of the licence, that subsection 6 (3) of a Tax Act was to apply to the licence.

         (2)   Subject to subsections (3) and (4), the charge for processing the payment of an instalment of tax in accordance with the election is the hourly rate.

         (3)   If the person notifies ACMA as set out in subsection 6 (5) of a Tax Act:

                (a)    subsection (2) ceases to apply when the person notifies ACMA; and

               (b)    the charge for processing the payment of tax in accordance with the notification is the hourly rate.

         (4)   If subsection 6 (6) of a Tax Act applies:

                (a)    subsection (2) ceases to apply on the first day that subsection 6 (6) applies; and

               (b)    the charge for processing the payment of tax in accordance with the subsection is the hourly rate.

22            Rounding of amounts

                If, under a provision of this Determination, an amount is required to be rounded in accordance with this section, the amount is to be rounded as follows:

                (a)    if, apart from the application of this section, the amount would include a part of a dollar and the part of the dollar is less than 50 cents —  the amount is to be reduced to the nearest whole dollar; and

               (b)    if, apart from the application of this section, the amount would include a part of a dollar and the part of the dollar is 50 cents or more — the amount is to be increased to the nearest whole dollar.

Note   Rounding of amounts in accordance with this section is required under the following provisions:

(a)   step 3 of Table 1 in subsection 12 (3);

(b)   step 2 of Table 5 in section 18;

(c)   step 2 of Table 6 in section 19;

(d)   step 2 of Table 7 in subsection 20 (3);

(e)   step 2 of Table 8 in subsection 20 (4);

(f)    step 2 of Table 9 in subsection 20 (5);

(g)   Schedule 1, item 1, column 3, subparagraph (a) (ii) and paragraph (c);

(h)   Schedule 1, item 2, column 3, subparagraph (a) (ii) and paragraph (c);

(i)    Schedule 1, item 3, column 3, subparagraph (a) (ii) and paragraph (c).


Schedule 1        Hourly rates and minimum charge

(section 7)

  

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Name of charge

Column 3

Charge

1

Hourly rate

For each person providing a service or matter to which the rate applies:

   (a)  for a total period less than 1 hour — the greater of:

         (i)   $82.00; and

        (ii)   the proportion of $164.00 equal to the proportion of an hour for which charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 22; and

   (b)  for each completed hour — $164; and

   (c)  for a part of an hour after a completed hour — the proportion of $164.00 equal to the proportion of an hour for which charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 22

2

Special hourly rate A

For each person providing a service or matter to which the rate applies:

   (a)  for a total period less than 1 hour — the greater of:

         (i)   $204.00; and

        (ii)   the proportion of $408.00 equal to the proportion of an hour for which charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 22; and

   (b)  for each completed hour — $408.00; and

   (c)  for a part of an hour after a completed hour — the proportion of $408.00 equal to the proportion of an hour for which charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 22

3

Special hourly rate B

For each person providing a service or matter to which the rate applies:

   (a)  for a total period less than 1 hour — the greater of:

         (i)   $191.00; and

        (ii)   the proportion of $381.00 equal to the proportion of an hour for which charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 22; and

   (b)  for each completed hour — $381.00; and

   (c)  for a part of an hour after a completed hour — the proportion of $381.00 equal to the proportion of an hour for which charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 22

4

Minimum charge for service mentioned in section 18, 19 or 20

$3.00

 

 

Schedule 2        Charges

(sections 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21)

Part 1          Testing of devices for manufacturers or importers under paragraph 182 (4) (b) of the Radiocommunications Act, or otherwise providing services for the testing of devices upon request

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Test

Column 3

Charge

1.1

Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000

 

1.1.1

Test, partial test or retest for compliance with Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000

$1 632.00

1.2

AS/NZS 4268

Radiocommunications (Short Range Devices) Standard 2004

 

1.2.1

Test, partial test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4268

$5 263.00

1.2.2

Test, partial test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4268 (NATA Open Air Test not required)

$2 938.00

1.3

AS/NZS 4280

Radiocommunications (406 MHz Satellite Distress Beacons) Standard 2005

 

1.3.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4280

$9 180.00

1.4

AS/NZS 4281

Radiocommunications Standard (Cordless Telephone) No. 1 of 1997

 

1.4.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4281 (other than a retest mentioned in item 1.4.2 or 1.4.3)

$5 569.00

1.4.2

Retest of a base station or a mobile station for compliance with AS/NZS 4281

$4 304.00

1.4.3

Retest of the transmitter modulation of a base station or a mobile station for compliance with AS/NZS 4281

$2 040.00

1.5

AS/NZS 4295

Radiocommunications (Analogue Speech (Angle Modulated) Equipment) Standard 2005

 

1.5.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4295 (other than a partial test or a retest mentioned in item 1.5.2, 1.5.3 or 1.5.4):

 

 

   (a)  for concurrent testing of all of the bandwidths and frequencies of a device that incorporates dual bandwidth capability 

The sum of:

   (a)  $7 670.00 for the first frequency tested; and

   (b)  $4 570.00 for each additional frequency tested

 

   (b)  in any other case

The sum of:

   (a)  $5 100.00 for the first frequency tested; and

   (b)  $3 060.00 for each additional frequency tested

1.5.2

Partial test for compliance with AS/NZS 4295

$3 060.00

1.5.3

Retest of 1 aspect of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4295

$1 183.00

1.5.4

Test of data equipment for compliance with the technical aspects only of AS/NZS 4295

Spectrum impact assessment of data equipment

$3 876.00

1.6

AS/NZS 4330

Radiocommunications (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) Standard 2003

 

1.6.1

Test, partial test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4330

$10 649.00

1.7

AS/NZS 4355

Radiocommunications Standard (HF CB and Handphone Radio Transmitters) No. 1 of 1996

 

1.7.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4355 (other than a test or retest mentioned in item 1.7.2, 1.7.3 or 1.7.4)

$4 651.00

1.7.2

Test or retest of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4355 (other than a retest mentioned in item 1.7.3)

$4 189.00

1.7.3

Retest of 1 aspect of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4355

$1 183.00

1.7.4

Test or retest of a receiver for compliance with AS/NZS 4355

$932.00

1.8

AS/NZS 4365

Radiocommunications (UHF CB Radio Equipment) Standard 2004

 

1.8.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4365 (other than a partial test or a retest mentioned in item 1.8.2, 1.8.3 or 1.8.4)

$4 141.00

1.8.2

Test or retest of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4365 (other than a retest mentioned in item 1.8.3)

$4 060.00

1.8.3

Retest of 1 aspect of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4365

$1 183.00

1.8.4

Test or retest of a receiver for compliance with AS/NZS 4365

$932.00

1.9

AS 4367

Radiocommunications Standard (Radiocommunications Devices Used in the Inshore Boating Radio Services Band) No. 1 of 1996

 

1.9.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS 4367 (other than a test or retest mentioned in item 1.9.2, 1.9.3 or 1.9.4)

$5 508.00

1.9.2

Test or retest of a transmitter for compliance with AS 4367 (other than a retest mentioned in item 1.9.4)

$4 685.00

1.9.3

Test or retest of a receiver for compliance with AS 4367

$3 584.00

1.9.4

Test or retest of 1 aspect of a transmitter for compliance with AS 4367

$1 183.00

1.10

AS/NZS 4415.1

Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment — Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2004

 

1.10.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.1

$7 140.00

1.10.2

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.1 — no duplex

$6 610.00

1.10.3

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.1 — transmitter only

$5 222.00

1.10.4

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.1 — receiver only — no duplex

$4 447.00

1.10.5

Retest of 1 aspect of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.1

$1 183.00

1.11

AS/NZS 4415.2

Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment — Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2004

 

1.11.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.2

$7 691.00

1.11.2

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.2 — no duplex

$7 283.00

1.11.3

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.2 — transmitter only

$5 386.00

1.11.4

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.2 — receiver only — no duplex

$5 120.00

1.11.5

Retest of 1 aspect of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.2

$1 183.00

1.12

AS/NZS 4582

Radiocommunications (MF and HF Radiotelephone Equipment — International Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2002

 

1.12.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4582 (other than a partial test or retest mentioned in item 1.12.2, 1.12.3 or 1.12.4)

$14 321.00

1.12.2

Test or retest of a transmitter only for compliance with AS/NZS 4582

$10 200.00

1.12.3

Test or retest of a receiver only for compliance with AS/NZS 4582

$9 384.00

1.12.4

Test or retest of 1 aspect only of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4582

$1 183.00

1.13

AS/NZS 4583

Radiocommunications (118MHz to 137MHz Amplitude Modulated Equipment — Aeronautical Radio Service) Standard 2002

 

1.13.1

Test or retest a base unit for compliance with AS/NZS 4583

$6 283.00

1.13.2

Test or retest a hand held receiver for compliance with AS/NZS 4583

$5 222.00

1.13.3

Test or retest a transmitter only in a base unit or hand held receiver for compliance with AS/NZS 4583

$4 039.00

1.13.4

Test or retest a receiver only in a hand held receiver for compliance with AS/NZS 4583

$3 672.00

1.13.5

Test or retest a receiver only in a base unit for compliance with AS/NZS 4583

$4 712.00

1.13.6

Test or retest of 1 aspect only of a transmitter only in a base unit for compliance with AS/NZS 4583

$1 183.00

1.14

AS/NZS 4769.1

Radiocommunications (Paging Service Equipment) Standard 2002

 

1.14.1

Test or retest of a pocket pager for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.1 where a NATA open air test is required

$4 366.00

1.14.2

Test or retest of a pocket pager for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.1 where a NATA open air test is not required

$1 632.00

1.14.3

Additional cost of a test or retest if a base unit is analogue FM capable and consequently AS 4295 applies

$1 142.00

1.14.4

Test or retest of a paging base with an external antenna socket for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.1

$3 590.00

1.14.5

Additional cost of a test or retest if a base unit is analogue FM capable and consequently AS 4295 applies

$1 142.00

1.14.6

Test or retest of a paging base with an external antenna socket and 1 or 2 pocket pagers for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.1

$5 549.00

1.14.7

Additional cost of a test or retest if a base unit is analogue FM capable and consequently AS 4295 applies

$1 142.00

1.14.8

Test or retest of a paging base with an integral antenna socket for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.1

$5 426.00

1.14.9

Additional cost of a test or retest if a base unit is analogue FM capable and consequently AS 4295 applies

$1 142.00

1.14.10

Test or retest of a paging base with an integral antenna socket and 1 or 2 pocket pagers for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.1

$5 426.00

1.14.11

Additional cost of a test or retest if a base unit is analogue FM capable and consequently AS 4295 applies

$1 142.00

1.14.12

Test or retest of 1 aspect only of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.1

$1 183.00

1.15

AS/NZS 4769.2

Radiocommunications (Paging Service Equipment) Standard 2002

 

1.15.1

Test or retest of a pocket pager for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.2 where a NATA open air test is required

$4 366.00

1.15.2

Test or retest of a pocket pager for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.2 where a NATA open air test is not required

$1 632.00

1.15.3

Test or retest of a paging base with an external antenna socket for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.2

$3 672.00

1.15.4

Test or retest of a paging base with an external antenna socket and 1 or 2 pocket pagers for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.2

$5 630.00

1.15.5

Test or retest of a paging base with an integral antenna, requiring field strength measurement, for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.2

$5 508.00

1.15.6

Test or retest of a paging base with an integral antenna, requiring field strength measurement, and 1 or 2 pocket pagers for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.2

$5 508.00

1.15.7

Test or retest of 1 aspect only of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4769.2

$1 183.00

1.16

AS/NZS 4770

Radiocommunications (MF and HF Radiotelephone Equipment — Land Mobile Service) Standard 2003

 

1.16.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4770 (other than a partial test mentioned in item 1.16.2, 1.16.3 or 1.16.4)

$11 791.00

1.16.2

Test or retest test of a transmitter only for compliance with AS/NZS 4770

$8 568.00

1.16.3

Test or retest of a receiver only for compliance with AS/NZS 4770

$7 630.00

1.16.4

Test or retest of 1 aspect only of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4770

$1 183.00

1.17

ACA TS 005 – 1997

Note   TS 005 is also known as ‘Analogue Cellular Mobile Telecommunications System — AMPS Mobile Station’, published by ACA on 10 December 1997.

 

1.17.1

Test or retest for compliance with TS 005 (other than a partial test or a retest mentioned in item 1.17.2 or 1.17.3)

$7 344.00

1.17.2

Partial test for compliance with TS 005

$4 325.00

1.17.3

Retest of 1 aspect of a transmitter for compliance with TS 005

$1 183.00

1.18

Issuing a certificate where testing not conducted

 

1.18.1

Issuing a compliance certificate, or considering the issue of the certificate without proceeding to issue it, if ACMA has not conducted testing of a sample of the devices included in the class of devices to which the certificate applies

$204.00

1.19

Test for compliance with a standard or other technical specification

 

1.19.1

Test for compliance with a standard or other technical specification not mentioned in items 1.1 to 1.18

Special hourly rate A

Part 2          Assessment and advice on compliance with standards and other technical specifications

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service

Column 3

Charge

2.1

If ACMA has not conducted testing of a device:

   (a)  advising on compliance of the device with a standard or other technical specification for devices; or

   (b)  the assessment of an application for a compliance certificate

Special hourly rate B

Part 3          Documents

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service

Column 3

Charge

3.1

Issuing a duplicate instrument of any kind

$45.10 (including GST)

3.2

Issuing a copy of a licence that includes changes to particulars of the licensee

$45.10 (including GST)

3.3

Issuing a permit for a non‑standard transmitter under section 167 of the Radiocommunications Act (unless the permit is issued as part of a compliance testing failure), or considering the issue of the permit without proceeding to issue it

$180.00

3.4

Issuing a written permission to a person under section 174 of the Radiocommunications Act to supply non‑standard devices, or considering the issue of the permission without proceeding to issue it’

$180.00

Part 4          Examinations

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Examination

Column 3

Charge

4.1

Examination, or reassessing a result in an examination, for the Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Advanced)

$204.00

4.2

Examination, or reassessing a result in an examination, for the Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Standard)

$204.00

4.3

Examination, or reassessing a result in an examination, for the Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Foundation)

$136.00

4.4

Examination conducted by ACMA or, reassessing a result of an examination, for a Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency

$68.00

4.5

Examination conducted by ACMA or, reassessing a result of an examination, for a as a Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Certificate of Proficiency

$68.00

4.6

Examination conducted by a person other than ACMA for a Marine Satellite Communications Endorsement

$33.00

4.7

Part only of an examination, or reassessing the results of part only of an examination, for the Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Advanced):

 

   (a)  regulations

   (b)  theory

   (c)  practical

$68.00

$68.00

$68.00

4.8

Part only of an examination, or reassessing the results of part only of an examination, for the Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Standard):

 

 

   (a)  regulations

   (b)  theory

   (c)  practical

$68.00

$68.00

$68.00

4.9

Part only of an examination, or reassessing the results of part only of an examination, for the Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Foundation):

 

 

   (a)  theory / regulations

   (b)  practical

$68.00

$68.00

Part 5          Interference investigation services

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service

Column 3

Charge

5.1

Investigating the cause of interference to:

   (a)  radio or television broadcasting reception other than free to air digital terrestrial radio or television reception; or

   (b)  the operation of a device other than:

         (i)   a device used for commercial purposes; or

        (ii)   a transmitter; or

       (iii)   a receiver;

if the cause of the interference is mainly within the control of the applicant

$88.00 (including GST)

Part 6          Administrative charge for first issue of assigned licence

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service

Column 3

Charge

6.1

Issuing an aeronautical licence for the operation of an aeronautical assigned system station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment for the purpose of transmission

$287.00

6.2

Considering the issue of an aircraft licence for the operation of an aircraft assigned station, and issuing it (if applicable)

$123.00

6.3

Issuing a broadcasting licence for the operation of a narrowband area service transmitter, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission:

 

 

   (a)  if the frequency operates in the band 70–960 MHz

$492.00

 

   (b)  if the frequency operates outside the band 70‑960 MHz

Hourly rate

6.4

Issuing an earth licence for the operation of a mobile earth station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

Hourly rate

6.5

Issuing an earth licence for the operation of a fixed earth station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

Hourly rate

6.6

Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of a point to multipoint station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it, other than a fixed licence mentioned in item 6.8 — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$492.00

6.7

Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of a point to multipoint system for a wireless access service, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

Hourly rate

6.8

Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of an unlimited number of point to multipoint stations, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission by a point to multipoint station

$492.00

6.9

Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of a point to point station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$410.00

6.10

Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of a 900 MHz studio to transmitter link station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$410.00

6.11

Considering the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a pair of point to point stations within the frequency range greater than 57.2 GHz and less than or equal to 58.2 GHz, and issuing it (if applicable)

$123.00

6.12

Considering the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a pair of point to point stations within the frequency range greater than 5.725 GHz and less than or equal to 5.825 GHz, and issuing it (if applicable)

$123.00

6.13

Issuing a fixed licence that authorises the holder of the licence to operate a television outside broadcast station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$246.00

6.14

Considering the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a television outside broadcast system, and issuing it (if applicable)

$246.00

6.15

Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a land mobile system service, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission:

 

   (a)  if the frequency is no more than 30 MHz:

         (i)   less than 45 minutes

 

$123.00

        (ii)   45 minutes or more

$492.00

   (b)  if the frequency is more than 30 MHz

$492.00

6.16

Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a repeater station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of the automatic retransmission of radio signals from a CB station

$287.00

6.17

Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of an ambulatory station or an ambulatory system, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission:

 

 

   (a)  if:

         (i)   the licence is for the operation of an ambulatory station; and

        (ii)   in considering the issue of the licence, ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise interference

$123.00

 

   (b)  in any other case

$410.00

6.18

Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a paging system, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission:

 

   (a)  if the paging system operates:

         (i)   at a power level of no more than 1 watt; or

        (ii)   in an interior paging application

$246.00

   (b)  in any other case

$287.00

6.19

Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a PABX cordless telephone service, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$205.00

6.20

Considering the issue of a maritime coast licence for the operation of a major coast A station on an assigned basis, and issuing it (if applicable)

Hourly rate

6.21

Issuing a maritime coast licence for the operation of a limited coast assigned system, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$287.00

6.22

Considering the issue of a maritime coast licence for the operation of a major coast B station on an assigned basis, and issuing the licence (if applicable)

Hourly rate

6.23

Considering the issue of a maritime ship licence for the operation of a ship station class B assigned, and issuing it (if applicable)

Hourly rate

6.24

Considering the issue of a maritime ship licence for the operation of a ship station class C assigned, and issuing it (if applicable)

Hourly rate

6.25

Considering the issue of an outpost licence for the operation of an outpost assigned station, and issuing it (if applicable)

Hourly rate

6.26

Issuing a radiocommunications determination licence, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$287.00

6.27

Issuing a scientific licence for the operation of a scientific assigned station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

Hourly rate

6.28

Considering the issue of a space licence, and issuing it (if applicable)

Hourly rate

6.29

Considering the issue of a space receive licence, and issuing it (if applicable)

Hourly rate

6.30

Considering the issue of a major coast receive licence, and issuing it (if applicable)

Hourly rate

6.31

Considering the issue of an earth receive licence, and issuing it (if applicable)

Hourly rate

6.32

Considering the issue of a fixed receive licence, and issuing it (if applicable) — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment

$164.00

6.33

Issuing a provisional international broadcasting certificate under sections 131AE to 131AG of the Radiocommunications Act, or considering the issue of the certificate without proceeding to issue it

$123.00

6.34

Considering the issue of a licence, and issuing it (if applicable), if:

   (a)  the application is one of a group of 2 or more applications all of which relate to:

         (i)   an event that happens for a period of not more than 2 weeks; or

        (ii)   military or other defence manoeuvres, involving simulated wartime operations carried out to train and evaluate personnel, that happen for a period of not more than 3 months; and

Hourly rate for each application group

 

   (b)  all applications in the group are made at the same time; and

   (c)  all applications in the group are to be dealt with using an abridged frequency coordination procedure; and

 

 

   (d)  associated licences are to be issued on the basis that the use of the licences:

         (i)   is not to cause interference; and

        (ii)   will not be afforded protection from interference caused by other services

 

6.35

Considering an application for a transmitter licence for a high power open narrowcasting service to be allocated using a price‑based allocation system under the Radiocommunications (Issue of Broadcasting (Narrowcasting) Transmitter Licences) Determination No. 1 of 1996, and issuing it (if applicable)

$1 133.00

Part 7          Administrative charge for issue or renewal of non assigned licence

 

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7.1

Issuing or renewing an amateur licence to a person to whom an Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Advanced) has been granted or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$23.00

7.2

Issuing or renewing an amateur licence to a person to whom an Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Standard) has been granted or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$23.00

7.3

Issuing or renewing an amateur licence to a person to whom an Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Foundation) has been granted or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$23.00

7.4

Issuing or renewing a fixed licence for the operation of a television outside broadcast network, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$19.00

7.5

Issuing or renewing a maritime coast licence for the operation of a limited coast non assigned station, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$12.00

7.6

Issuing or renewing a maritime coast licence for the operation of a limited coast marine rescue station on a non assigned basis, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$12.00

7.7

Issuing or renewing an outpost licence for the operation of an outpost non assigned station, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$6.00

7.8

Issuing or renewing a scientific licence for the operation of a scientific non assigned station, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$12.00

7.9

Issuing or renewing a maritime ship licence for the operation of a ship station class B non assigned, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$15.00

7.10

Issuing or renewing a maritime ship licence for the operation of a ship station class C non assigned, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$13.00

7.11

Issuing or renewing a fixed licence for the operation of a sound outside broadcast station, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$12.00

7.12

Issuing or renewing a fixed licence for the operation of a temporary fixed link station, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

$12.00

Part 8          Administrative charge for renewal of assigned licence

 

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8.1

Renewing a licence that has been issued on an assigned basis, or considering the renewal of the licence without proceeding to renew it, if:

   (a)  the application for renewal; and

   (b)  payment of the charge; and

   (c)  payment of the tax imposed on the issue of the licence under a Tax Act;

are received within 60 days after the expiry date of the old licence:

   (d)  in the case of a receive only licence — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of reception; and

   (e)  in the case of a broadcast licence for the operation of a broadcast service station ¾ for each licence; and

   (f)  in the case of a fixed licence for the operation of a pair of point to point stations within the frequency range greater than 57.2 GHz and less than or equal to 58.2 GHz ¾ for each licence; and

   (g)  in the case of a fixed licence for the operation of a pair of point to point stations within the frequency range greater than 5.725 GHz and less than or equal to 5.825 GHz ¾ for each licence; and

   (h)  in any other case — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$3.00

Part 9          General services

 

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9.1

Provision of radiofrequency assignment and licensing services, including the issuing of licences, not otherwise specified in this Determination

Hourly rate

9.2

Provision of technical radiofrequency services, other than services provided on a commercial basis as part of ACMA’s additional functions under section 11 of the ACMA Act

Hourly rate

9.3

Placing a field officer on standby to be available for call‑out to provide interference investigation services at a special event

$17.60 an hour (including GST)

Part 10        Miscellaneous expenses

 

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10.1

Transfer of a licence, or considering the transfer of the licence without proceeding to transfer it:

 

 

   (a)  up to 4 transfers

$41 for each transfer

 

   (b)  more than 4 transfers

Hourly rate

10.2

Establishment of a credit account, and maintenance of the account

$421.30 per year (including GST)

10.3

Considering the establishment of a credit account without proceeding to establish the account

$421.30 (including GST)

10.4

Assessing an application for an accreditation of a particular kind

$273.00

10.5

Provision of a list of the technical details of services within a specified frequency range:

 

 

   (a)  within a specified radius of a specified geographic location (also known as an Adjacent Services Listing); or

$90.20 (including GST)

 

   (b)  in a specified State or Territory (also known as a Frequency Scan Report)

$90.20 (including GST)

10.6

Issuing or renewing an authorisation for the Department of Defence or the Australian Defence Force to use the bands in the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan that are subject to Australian Footnote AUS1, AUS9, AUS11 or AUS28

Hourly rate

10.7

Recording the issue of a transmitter licence to a person to whom a related licence within the meaning of subsection 102 (1) of the Radiocommunications Act is transferred

Hourly rate

Part 11        Spectrum licences

 

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11.1

Processing an application to:

   (a)  register one or more devices, under an issued spectrum licence; or

   (b)  amend (excluding deletions) the registered details of one or more devices

Hourly rate

11.2

Checking compliance with any licence conditions, determinations under subsection 145 (4) of the Radiocommunications Act and advisory guidelines in relation to an application to register a device under an issued spectrum licence, or in respect of an application to amend the registered details of a device

Hourly rate

11.3

Issuing a new licence or issuing a reprint of a spectrum licence

[other than a new licence issued subsequent to an auction (or an allocation for a pre‑determined price) in respect of that licence]

$41.00

11.4

Investigating a complaint of interference with transmission or reception, where the person making the complaint, or the person responsible for the interference is wholly or mainly responsible for managing the interference

Hourly rate

11.5

Processing an application to vary the conditions of an issued spectrum licence

Hourly rate

11.6

Processing an application to register a new antenna

$41.00

11.7

Processing an application to register a new site

$41.00

Part 12        Administrative charge for issue or renewal of PTS licences

 

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12.1

Issuing or renewing a PTS licence for the operation of a land station in a PMTS class A, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

Hourly rate

12.2

Issuing or renewing a PTS licence for the operation of a land station in a PMTS class B, or considering the issue or renewal of the licence without proceeding to issue or renew it

Hourly rate