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Determinations/Communications as amended, taking into account amendments up to Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 3)
Determines the amount of tax payable in respect of issues relating to transmitter licences.
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Registered 15 Aug 2012
Start Date 15 Aug 2012
End Date 31 Aug 2012
Date of repeal 20 Mar 2015
Repealed by Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2015
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Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2)

as amended

made under subsection 7 (1) of the

This compilation was prepared on 15 August 2012
taking into account amendments up to
Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 3)

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney‑General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

Part 1                          Preliminary

                      1.1      Name of Determination [see Note 1]                                                    3

                      1.2      Commencement                                                                                  3

                      1.3      Definitions — the Dictionary                                                                3

Part 2                          Working out transmitter licence tax

                      2.1      Using Schedules 1, 2 and 3                                                                 4

                      2.2      Working out tax                                                                                  4

Part 3                          Revocation of Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003

                      3.1      Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 — revocation     5

Part 4                          Transitional arrangements relating to Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 3)

                      4.1      Definitions for Part 4                                                                           6

                      4.2      Transitional arrangements after commencement of Amendment Determination           6

Schedule 1                  Area densities                                                                                    8

Part 1                             Areas                                                                                                 8

Part 2                             Density types                                                                                   14

Schedule 2                  Annual amounts                                                                              16

Part 1                             General rules                                                                                     16

Part 2                             Assigned licences                                                                             16

Part 3                             Assigned licences in high demand frequency bands                           18

Part 4                             Assigned Fixed Point to Point Licences                                             20

Part 4A                          Certain licences within the 400MHz frequency band                             21

Part 5                             Assigned Fixed Point to Multipoint Licences                                      25

Part 6                             Fixed television outside broadcast station                                          26

Part 7                             Assigned licences subject to a fixed annual tax                                  27

Part 8                             High Power Open Narrowcasting Services — Broadcasting Licences allocated under NAS Licences Determination No. 1 of 1994                                                29

Part 9                             High Power Open Narrowcasting Services — Broadcasting Licences allocated under NAS Licences Determination No. 1 of 1994 and renewed on or after 1 July 2007, or allocated under Issue of Broadcasting (Narrowcasting) Transmitter Licences Determination No. 1 of 1996       30

Part 10                           Non‑Assigned Licences                                                                     32

Schedule 3                  Working out transmitter licence tax for a particular licence period   33

Dictionary                                                                                                                       36

Notes                                                                                                                              42

 


Part 1                 Preliminary

  

1.1           Name of Determination [see Note 1]

                This Determination is the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2).

1.2           Commencement

                This Determination commences on 1 December 2003.

1.3           Definitions — the Dictionary

         (1)   The dictionary at the end of this Determination defines certain words and expressions, and includes references to certain words and expressions that are defined in:

                (a)    the Act; or

               (b)    the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000; or

                (c)    the Radiocommunications Regulations 1993; or

               (d)    the Telecommunications Act 1997.

         (2)   The dictionary is part of this Determination.

         (3)   A definition in this Determination applies to each use of the word or expression in the Determination, unless the contrary intention appears.


 

Part 2                 Working out transmitter licence tax

2.1           Using Schedules 1, 2 and 3

         (1)   Schedule 1 sets out the area densities to be used in working out transmitter licence tax.

         (2)   Schedule 2 explains the annual amounts that are used to work out transmitter licence tax.

Note 1   Each Part of Schedule 2 identifies the types of transmitter licences to which it applies.

Note 2   The annual amount of tax is the amount of tax usually payable for 1 spectrum access authorised under a licence for 1 year. However, the amount may be modified to reflect factors such as the period of the licence, the power of the transmitter and whether the licensee is an eligible person.

         (3)   Schedule 3 explains how to use the annual amounts to work out the amount of transmitter licence tax for a particular licence period.

2.2           Working out tax

                To work out an amount of transmitter licence tax:

                (a)    identify the Part of Schedule 2 that applies to the type of licence; and

               (b)    follow the instructions in that Part to work out:

                          (i)    the annual amount for each spectrum access under the licence; or

                         (ii)    the annual amount of transmitter licence tax for the licence; and

                (c)    use Schedule 3 to work out the amount of transmitter licence tax for the period of the licence.

Note   Item 102 of Schedule 3 sets out arrangements to round amounts of transmitter licence tax under that Schedule.

Part 3                 Revocation of Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003

  

3.1           Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 — revocation

                The Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 is revoked.

Part 4                 Transitional arrangements relating to Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 3)

4.1           Definitions for Part 4

                In this Part:

amendment day means the day on which the Amendment Determination commenced.

Note   The Amendment Determination commenced on the day after it was registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

Amendment Determination means the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 3).

pre‑amendment Determination means this Determination as in force immediately before the commencement of the Amendment Determination.

4.2           Transitional arrangements after commencement of Amendment Determination

         (1)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the issue of a transmitter licence; and

               (b)    the licence is issued on or after the amendment day; and

                (c)    the licence comes into force on or after 4 April 2011 and before 5 April 2012;

use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (2)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the anniversary of the day on which a transmitter licence came into force; and

               (b)    the anniversary of the day on which the licence came into force is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2012;

use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (3)   In spite of the amendments made by the Amendment Determination, if:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence; and

               (b)    the day when the tax is payable is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2012;

use the pre‑amendment Determination to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (4)   If:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the issue of a transmitter licence; and

               (b)    the licence is issued on or after the amendment day; and

                (c)    the licence comes into force on or after 5 April 2012;

use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (5)   If:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the anniversary of the day on which a transmitter licence came into force; and

               (b)    the anniversary of the day on which the licence came into force is on or after 5 April 2012;

use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.

         (6)   If:

                (a)    apparatus licence tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence; and

               (b)    the day when the tax is payable is on or after 5 April 2012;

use this Determination, as amended by the Amendment Determination, to work out the amount of the transmitter licence tax.


Schedule 1        Area densities

(subsection 2.1 (1))

Part 1          Areas

101         Map grid coordinates

                The Australian Map Grid coordinates specified in this Schedule are based on the 1966 Australian Geodetic Datum.

Note   A reference in this Schedule to Australia includes the external Territories: see section 5 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, as applied by section 5 of the Act.

102         Sydney area

                In this Schedule, the Sydney area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zone 56 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting at easting 230000 and northing 6230000 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 325000 and northing 6355000 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 391000 and northing 6307000 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 300000 and northing 6150000 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 230000 and northing 6230000 of the Grid.

103         Melbourne area

                In this Schedule, the Melbourne area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zone 55 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting at easting 250000 and northing 5743000 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 250000 and northing 5868000 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 375000 and northing 5868000 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 375000 and northing 5743000 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 250000 and northing 5743000 of the Grid.

104         Brisbane area

                In this Schedule, the Brisbane area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zone 56 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting at easting 510000 and northing 6860000 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 450000 and northing 6965000 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 490000 and northing 7040000 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 515000 and northing 7020000 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 570000 and northing 6880000 of the Grid; and

                        (vi)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 540000 and northing 6860000 of the Grid; and

                       (vii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 510000 and northing 6860000 of the Grid.

105         Perth area

                In this Schedule, the Perth area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zone 50 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting at easting 370000 and northing 6420000 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 370000 and northing 6490000 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 425000 and northing 6490000 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 425000 and northing 6420000 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 370000 and northing 6420000 of the Grid.

106         Adelaide area

                In this Schedule, the Adelaide area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zone 54 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting at easting 260000 and northing 6102250 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 260000 and northing 6162250 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 313000 and northing 6162250 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 313000 and northing 6102250 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 260000 and northing 6102250 of the Grid.

107         Newcastle area

                In this Schedule, the Newcastle area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zone 56 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting at easting 325000 and northing 6355000 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 378000 and northing 6403000 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 410000 and northing 6381000 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 441000 and northing 6381000 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 391000 and northing 6307000 of the Grid; and

                        (vi)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 325000 and northing 6355000 of the Grid.

108         East Australia low density area

                In this Schedule, the East Australia low density area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zones 53, 54, 55 and 56 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting in Zone 55 at easting 285979 and northing 8230029 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 289466 and northing 7897969 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 394745 and northing 7898866 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 395390 and northing 7788199 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 552303 and northing 7788433 of the Grid; and

                        (vi)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 551965 and northing 7677763 of the Grid; and

                       (vii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 603933 and northing 7677519 of the Grid; and

                      (viii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 601715 and northing 7345403 of the Grid; and

                        (ix)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 194772 and northing 7342512 of the Grid; and

                         (x)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 197180 and northing 7231690 of the Grid; and

                        (xi)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 298153 and northing 7233553 of the Grid; and

                       (xii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 303332 and northing 6901175 of the Grid; and

                      (xiii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 204955 and northing 6899158 of the Grid; and

                      (xiv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 207728 and northing 6788292 of the Grid; and

                       (xv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 694822 and northing 6790354 of the Grid; and

                      (xvi)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 688928 and northing 6457804 of the Grid; and

                     (xvii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 594458 and northing 6459115 of the Grid; and

                    (xviii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 593418 and northing 6348256 of the Grid; and

                      (xix)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 500000 and northing 6348700 of the Grid; and

                       (xx)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 500000 and northing 6237831 of the Grid; and

                      (xxi)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 361472 and northing 6236817 of the Grid; and

                     (xxii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 363117 and northing 6125916 of the Grid; and

                    (xxiii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 682517 and northing 6125116 of the Grid; and

                    (xxiv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 684711 and northing 6236028 of the Grid; and

                     (xxv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 315289 and northing 6236028 of the Grid; and

                    (xxvi)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 313152 and northing 6346924 of the Grid; and

                   (xxvii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 266429 and northing 6345924 of the Grid; and

                  (xxviii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 263828 and northing 6456821 of the Grid; and

                    (xxix)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 53 to easting 688928 and northing 6457804 of the Grid; and

                     (xxx)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 53 to easting 677963 and northing 5903244 of the Grid; and

                    (xxxi)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 322037 and northing 5903244 of the Grid; and

                   (xxxii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 324396 and northing 5792283 of the Grid; and

                  (xxxiii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 412201 and northing 5793699 of the Grid; and

                  (xxxiv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 54 to easting 413407 and northing 5682733 of the Grid; and

                   (xxxv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 413407 and northing 5682733 of the Grid; and

                  (xxxvi)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 414639 and northing 5571749 of the Grid; and

                 (xxxvii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 500000 and northing 5572227 of the Grid; and

                (xxxviii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 500000 and northing 5683208 of the Grid; and

                  (xxxix)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 673192 and northing 5681306 of the Grid; and

                        (xl)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 675604 and northing 5792283 of the Grid; and

                       (xli)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 324396 and northing 5792283 of the Grid; and

                      (xlii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 317483 and northing 6125116 of the Grid; and

                     (xliii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 408746 and northing 6126487 of the Grid; and

                     (xliv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 407650 and northing 6237380 of the Grid; and

                      (xlv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 500000 and northing 6237831 of the Grid; and

                     (xlvi)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 500000 and northing 6459552 of the Grid; and

                    (xlvii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 594458 and northing 6459115 of the Grid; and

                   (xlviii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 601715 and northing 7345403 of the Grid; and

                     (xlix)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 500000 and northing 7345764 of the Grid; and

                          (l)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 500000 and northing 7456471 of the Grid; and

                         (li)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 295007 and northing 7455073 of the Grid; and

                        (lii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 292110 and northing 7676544 of the Grid; and

                       (liii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 188106 and northing 7674916 of the Grid; and

                       (liv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 56 to easting 186073 and northing 7785698 of the Grid; and

                        (lv)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 709244 and northing 7787262 of the Grid; and

                       (lvi)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 710534 and northing 7897969 of the Grid; and

                      (lvii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 500000 and northing 7899165 of the Grid; and

                     (lviii)    proceeding in a straight line in Zone 55 to easting 500000 and northing 8231059 of the Grid; and

                       (lix)    returning in a straight line in Zone 55 to the starting point.

109         Western Australia low density area

                In this Schedule, the Western Australia low density area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zone 50 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting at easting 204955 and northing 6899158 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 226201 and northing 6122830 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 408746 and northing 6126487 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 409871 and northing 6015575 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 590129 and northing 6015575 of the Grid; and

                        (vi)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 595369 and northing 6559624 of the Grid; and

                       (vii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 404620 and northing 6559624 of the Grid; and

                      (viii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 401674 and northing 6902384 of the Grid; and

                        (ix)    returning in a straight line to the starting point.

110         Tasmania low density area

                In this Schedule, the Tasmania low density area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zone 55 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting at easting 373275 and northing 5493447 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 374996 and northing 5393531 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 473608 and northing 5394569 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 474609 and northing 5128061 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 660350 and northing 5126166 of the Grid; and

                        (vi)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 668969 and northing 5492606 of the Grid; and

                       (vii)    returning in a straight line to the starting point.

111         Darwin low density area

                In this Schedule, the Darwin low density area is the area located:

                (a)    in Zone 52 of the Australian Map Grid; and

               (b)    inside the boundary:

                          (i)    starting at easting 662841 and northing 8590035 of the Grid; and

                         (ii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 744293 and northing 8589447 of the Grid; and

                        (iii)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 744992 and northing 8672441 of the Grid; and

                        (iv)    proceeding in a straight line to easting 663306 and northing 8672997 of the Grid; and

                         (v)    returning in a straight line to the starting point.

Part 2          Density types

201         High density

                The area density type of a spectrum access is high density if:

                (a)    the spectrum access is in, or includes, the Sydney area, the Melbourne area or the Brisbane area; and

               (b)    items 203 and 204 do not apply to the relevant licence or the spectrum access.

202         Medium density

                The area density type of a spectrum access is medium density if:

                (a)    the spectrum access is not in, and does not include, the Sydney area, the Melbourne area or the Brisbane area; and

               (b)    the spectrum access is in, or includes, the Perth area, the Adelaide area or the Newcastle area; and

                (c)    items 203 and 204 do not apply to the relevant licence or the spectrum access.

203         Low density

         (1)   The area density type of a spectrum access is low density if:

                (a)    the spectrum access is not in, and does not include, any of the following areas:

                          (i)    the Sydney area;

                         (ii)    the Melbourne area;

                        (iii)    the Brisbane area;

                        (iv)    the Perth area;

                         (v)    the Adelaide area;

                        (vi)    the Newcastle area; and

               (b)    the spectrum access is in, or includes, any of the following areas:

                          (i)    the East Australia low density area;

                         (ii)    the Western Australia low density area;

                        (iii)    the Tasmania low density area;

                        (iv)    the Darwin low density area; and

                (c)    item 204 does not apply to the relevant licence or the spectrum access.

         (2)   The area density type of:

                (a)    a maritime ship licence authorising the licensee to operate a maritime ship station (wherever situated); or

               (b)    an aircraft licence authorising the licensee to operate an aircraft station (wherever situated); or

                (c)    a spectrum access authorising the licensee to operate a device in Australian waters only;

is low density.

203A       Remote density

                The area density type of a spectrum access is remote density if:

                (a)    the spectrum access is not in any of the areas mentioned in Part 1; and

               (b)    the spectrum access does not include any of the areas mentioned in Part 1; and

                (c)    item 204 does not apply to the spectrum access.

204         Australia wide

                The area density type of:

                (a)    a spectrum access under a space licence, authorising the licensee to operate a space station to transmit to an earth station anywhere in Australia; or

               (b)    a spectrum access under any other licence, authorising the licensee to operate a device anywhere in Australia;

is Australia wide.

205         Area density — space licence

                The area density type of a spectrum access under a space licence authorising the licensee to operate a space station to transmit to an earth station at a specified location or access area in Australia is the area density type that would apply to the earth station if:

                (a)    it were being operated under a spectrum access authorising the operation of the station at the location or area; and

               (b)    the area density type of the spectrum access were worked out under this Part (other than under paragraph 203 (2) (a), paragraph 203 (2) (b) or item 204).

 

Schedule 2        Annual amounts

(subsection 2.1 (2))

Part 1          General rules

101         Uses of stations

         (1)   If an item in this Schedule refers to a licence that authorises the use of a station of a particular kind, the item also applies to a licence that authorises the operation of:

                (a)    more than 1 station of that kind; or

               (b)    2 or more stations, including 1 or more stations of that kind; or

                (c)    remote or supplementary stations.

         (2)   The authorisation of the operation of:

                (a)    remote stations on a transmit frequency that is the same as a receive frequency or a transmit frequency of the station or stations of a kind; or

               (b)    supplementary stations;

does not constitute a separate spectrum access for working out transmitter licence tax.

Part 2          Assigned licences

201         Licences

         (1)   This Part applies to a licence that relates to any of the following:

                (a)    an aeronautical assigned station;

              (aa)    an aeronautical assigned system station;

               (b)    an aircraft assigned station;

                (c)    an HF Domestic Service station;

               (d)    an HF Overseas Service station;

                (e)    an HF Overseas (IBL) Service station;

                (f)    a narrowcasting service station;

               (g)    a fixed earth station;

               (h)    a mobile earth station;

                (i)    an ambulatory station;

                (j)    a CBRS repeater station;

               (k)    a major coast A station;

                (l)    a major coast B station;

              (m)    a limited coast assigned system;

               (n)    a ship station class B assigned;

               (o)    a ship station class C assigned;

               (p)    an outpost assigned station;

               (q)    a PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 870–890 MHz;

                (r)    a radiodetermination station;

                (s)    a scientific assigned station;

                (t)    a space station;

               (u)    a 900 MHz studio to transmitter link station;

               (v)    a defence licence.

         (2)   This Part also applies to any other licence that is not mentioned in another Part of this Schedule.

202         Annual amount of tax for spectrum access

                Subject to item 203, item 204 and Part 4A, the amount of tax in respect of each spectrum access under the licence is the amount specified in Table 202 for the frequency range and area density type applicable to the spectrum access, multiplied by the bandwidth (in kHz) of the spectrum access.

Table 202

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

1.0641

1.0641

1.0641

1.0641

1.0641

 

>30–70

2.4037

0.9387

0.4994

0.1077

0.0539

 

>70–399.9

2.4660

1.0121

0.4631

0.1038

0.0518

 

>399.9–403

2.4660

1.3810

0.6318

0.1077

0.0539

 

>403–520

2.4660

1.5891

0.6318

0.1077

0.0539

 

>520–960

2.4660

1.3810

0.6318

0.1077

0.0539

 

>960–2 690

2.4624

0.5526

0.2555

0.1285

0.0641

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

2.4597

0.4570

0.1852

0.1534

0.0767

 

>5.0–8.5

2.0767

0.3838

0.1788

0.0814

0.0394

 

>8.5–14.5

0.9151

0.3294

0.0780

0.0057

0.0027

 

>14.5–31.3

0.9151

0.2437

0.0536

0.0057

0.0027

 

>31.3–51.4

0.2495

0.1329

0.0288

0.0010

0.0004

 

>51.4

0.0247

0.0025

0.0025

0.0002

0.0002

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

203         Space licence

                If:

                (a)    a spectrum access under a space licence involves the use of spectrum in the 2 483.5–2 500 MHz band; and

               (b)    the spectrum access is not a low power spectrum access; and

                (c)    CDMA technology is used to transmit on a frequency within that frequency range;

the amount of tax in respect of the spectrum access is the amount worked out under item 202 for the spectrum access, divided by 4.

204         Low power spectrum access

                The amount of tax in respect of a low power spectrum access is the amount worked out under item 202 or Part 4A for the spectrum access, divided by 10.

205         Minimum annual amount

                If the amount of tax worked out in respect of a spectrum access using item 202, item 203, item 204 or Part 4A is less than $36.17, the amount of tax is taken to be $36.17.

Part 3          Assigned licences in high demand frequency bands

301         Licences

                This Part applies to a licence that relates to any of the following:

                (a)    a narrowband area service station;

               (b)    a point to multipoint station (land mobile spectrum);

                (c)    a point to multipoint system;

               (d)    a land mobile system;

                (e)    a paging system;

                (f)    an ambulatory system.

302         Annual amount of tax for spectrum access

                Subject to item 303 and Part 4A, the amount of tax in respect of each spectrum access under the licence is the amount specified in Table 302 for the frequency range and area density type applicable to the spectrum access, multiplied by the bandwidth (in kHz) of the spectrum access.

Table 302

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

78.6742

78.6742

78.6742

78.6742

78.6742

 

>30–70

177.7142

69.4119

36.9213

7.9677

3.9747

 

>70–399.9

182.3270

74.8270

34.2410

7.6760

3.8288

 

>399.9–403

182.3270

102.1031

46.7122

7.9677

3.9747

 

>403–520

182.3270

117.4889

46.7122

7.9677

3.9747

 

>520–960

182.3270

102.1031

46.7122

7.9677

3.9747

 

>960–2 690

182.0536

40.8595

18.8891

9.4993

4.7404

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

181.8530

33.7853

13.6927

11.3408

5.6703

 

>5.0–8.5

153.5376

28.3884

13.2186

6.0168

2.9173

 

>8.5–14.5

67.6616

24.3590

5.7615

0.4194

0.2006

 

>14.5–31.3

67.6616

18.0139

3.9565

0.4194

0.2006

 

>31.3–51.4

18.4515

9.8274

2.1332

0.0728

0.0365

 

>51.4

1.8232

0.1823

0.1823

0.0182

0.0182

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

303         Low power spectrum access

                The amount of tax in respect of a low power spectrum access is the amount worked out under item 302 or Part 4A for the spectrum access, divided by 10.

304         Minimum annual amount

                If the amount of tax worked out in respect of a spectrum access using item 302, item 303 or Part 4A is less than $36.17, the amount of tax is taken to be $36.17.

Part 4          Assigned Fixed Point to Point Licences

401         Licences

                This Part applies to a licence that relates to a point to point station.

402         Annual amount of tax for spectrum access

                Subject to Part 4A, the amount of tax in respect of each spectrum access under the licence is the amount specified in Table 402 for the frequency range and area density type applicable to the spectrum access, multiplied by the bandwidth (in kHz) of the spectrum access.

Table 402

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

19.6685

19.6685

19.6685

19.6685

14.2182

 

>30–70

44.4285

17.3529

9.2303

1.9919

0.7183

 

>70–399.9

45.5817

18.7067

8.5603

1.9190

0.6920

 

>399.9–403

45.5817

25.5258

11.6780

1.9919

0.7183

 

>403–520

45.5817

29.3722

11.6780

1.9919

0.7183

 

>520–960

45.5817

25.5258

11.6780

1.9919

0.7183

 

>960–2 690

1.0759

0.2414

0.1116

0.0560

0.0280

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

1.0747

0.1996

0.0809

0.0669

0.0336

 

>5.0–8.5

0.9073

0.1677

0.0781

0.0354

0.0172

 

>8.5–14.5

0.3999

0.1439

0.0340

0.0025

0.0011

 

>14.5–31.3

0.3999

0.1064

0.0234

0.0025

0.0011

 

>31.3–51.4

0.1091

0.0581

0.0126

0.0004

0.0002

 

>51.4

0.0108

0.0010

0.0010

0.0001

0.0001

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

403         Minimum annual amount

                If the amount of tax worked out in respect of a spectrum access using item 402 or Part 4A is less than $36.17, the amount of tax is taken to be $36.17.

Part 4A       Certain licences within the 400MHz frequency band

401A       Annual amount of tax for spectrum access

         (1)   If:

                (a)    a spectrum access under a licence referred to in Part 2, 3 or 4 of this Schedule authorises the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on a frequency within either of the following frequency ranges:

                          (i)    452.5-453 MHz;

                         (ii)    462-462.5 MHz; and

               (b)    in the period starting on the variation day and ending on 31 December 2011 all the following conditions are met:

                          (i)    the holder of the licence surrenders the licence;

                         (ii)    the holder makes an application in writing to the ACMA for acceptance of the surrendered licence in exchange for a new licence under which each spectrum access would authorise the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on either of the following terms:

                                   (A)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within
a frequency range in paragraph (a) for a period
ending within 6 months after the day the new licence is issued, and on a frequency within the frequency range 440-450 MHz or 469.9875-520 MHz for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015; or

                                   (B)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within the frequency range 440-450 MHz or 469.9875-520 MHz for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015;

                        (iii)    the ACMA accepts the surrendered licence and issues a new licence in exchange for the surrendered licence in accordance with the holder’s application; and

                        (iv)    the new licence is otherwise in the same, or substantially the same, terms as the surrendered licence;

the amount of tax in respect of the spectrum access under the new licence is the amount worked out under item 202, 302 or 402 (as the case may be) divided by 2.

         (2)   If:

                (a)    a spectrum access under a licence referred to in Part 2, 3 or 4 of this Schedule authorises the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on a frequency within the frequency range 469.4875-469.9875 MHz; and

               (b)    in the period starting on the variation day and ending on 31 December 2011 all the following conditions are met:

                          (i)    the holder of the licence surrenders the licence;

                         (ii)    the holder makes an application in writing to the ACMA for acceptance of the surrendered licence in exchange for a new licence under which each spectrum access would authorise the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on either of the following terms:

                                   (A)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within
a frequency range in paragraph (a) for a period
ending within 6 months after the day the new licence is issued, and on a frequency within the frequency range 462-462.5 MHz or 469.9875-520 MHz for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015; or

                                   (B)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within the frequency range 462-462.5 MHz or 469.9875-520 MHz for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015;

                        (iii)    the ACMA accepts the surrendered licence and issues a new licence in exchange for the surrendered licence in accordance with the holder’s application; and

                        (iv)    the new licence is otherwise in the same, or substantially the same, terms as the surrendered licence;

the amount of tax in respect of the spectrum access under the new licence is the amount worked out under item 202, 302 or 402 (as the case may be) divided by 2.

         (3)   If:

                (a)    a spectrum access under a licence referred to in Part 2, 3 or 4 of this Schedule authorises the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on a frequency within either of the following frequency ranges:

                          (i)    453-457.50625 MHz;

                         (ii)    462.5-467.50625 MHz; and

               (b)    the licence is used for government purposes; and

                (c)    in the period starting on the variation day and ending on 31 December 2013 all the following conditions are met:

                          (i)    the holder of the licence surrenders the licence;

                         (ii)    the holder makes an application in writing to the ACMA for acceptance of the surrendered licence in exchange for a new licence under which each spectrum access would authorise the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on either of the following terms:

                                   (A)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within a frequency range in paragraph (a) for a period ending within 6 months after the day the new licence is issued or no later than 30 June 2014, whichever is the sooner, and on a frequency within a frequency range in the harmonised government band for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015; or

                                   (B)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within a frequency range in the harmonised government band for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015;

                        (iii)    the ACMA accepts the surrendered licence and issues a new licence in exchange for the surrendered licence in accordance with the holder’s application; and

                        (iv)    the new licence is otherwise in the same, or substantially the same, terms as the surrendered licence;

the amount of tax in respect of the spectrum access under the new licence is the amount worked out under item 202, 302 or 402 (as the case may be) divided by 2.

         (4)   If:

                (a)    a spectrum access under a licence referred to in Part 2, 3 or 4 of this Schedule authorises the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on a frequency within either of the following frequency ranges:

                          (i)    457.50625-459.9875 MHz;

                         (ii)    467.50625-469.4875 MHz; and

               (b)    the licence is used for purposes other than government purposes; and

                (c)    in the period starting on the variation day and ending on 31 December 2013 all the following conditions are met:

                          (i)    the holder of the licence surrenders the licence;

                         (ii)    the holder makes an application in writing to the ACMA for acceptance of the surrendered licence in exchange for a new licence under which each spectrum access would authorise the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on either of the following terms:

                                   (A)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within a frequency range in paragraph (a) for a period ending within 6 months after the day the new licence is issued or no later than 30 June 2014, whichever is the sooner, and on a frequency within a frequency range not in the harmonised government band for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015; or

                                   (B)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within a frequency range not in the harmonised government band for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015;

                        (iii)    the ACMA accepts the surrendered licence and issues a new licence in exchange for the surrendered licence in accordance with the holder’s application; and

                        (iv)    the new licence is otherwise in the same, or substantially the same, terms as the surrendered licence;

the amount of tax in respect of the spectrum access under the new licence is the amount worked out under item 202, 302 or 402 (as the case may be) divided by 2.

         (5)   If:

                (a)    a spectrum access under a licence referred to in Part 2, 3 or 4 of this Schedule authorises the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on a frequency that is not in the harmonised government band or any of the following frequency ranges:

                          (i)    452.5-457.50625 MHz; and

                         (ii)    462-467.50625 MHz.

               (b)    the licence is used for government purposes; and

                (c)    in the period starting on the variation day and ending on 31 December 2014 all the following conditions are met:

                          (i)    the holder of the licence surrenders the licence;

                         (ii)    the holder makes an application in writing to the ACMA for acceptance of the surrendered licence in exchange for a new licence under which each spectrum access would authorise the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on either of the following terms:

                                   (A)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within a frequency range not in the harmonised government band for a period ending within 6 months after the day the new licence is issued or no later than 30 June 2015, whichever is the sooner, and on a frequency within a frequency range in the harmonised government band for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015; or

                                   (B)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within a frequency range in the harmonised government band for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015;

                        (iii)    the ACMA accepts the surrendered licence and issues a new licence in exchange for the surrendered licence in accordance with the holder’s application; and

                        (iv)    the new licence is otherwise in the same, or substantially the same, terms as the surrendered licence;

the amount of tax in respect of the spectrum access under the new licence is the amount worked out under item 202, 302 or 402 (as the case may be) divided by 2.

         (6)   If:

                (a)    a spectrum access under a licence referred to in Part 2, 3 or 4 of this Schedule authorises the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on a frequency within any frequency range in the harmonised government band, other than any of the following frequency ranges:

                          (i)    457.50625-459.9875 MHz; and

                         (ii)    467.50625-469.9875 MHz.

               (b)    the licence is used for purposes other than government purposes; and

                (c)    in the period starting on the variation day and ending on 31 December 2014 all the following conditions are met:

                          (i)    the holder of the licence surrenders the licence;

                         (ii)    the holder makes an application in writing to the ACMA for acceptance of the surrendered licence in exchange for a new licence under which each spectrum access would authorise the operation of a radiocommunications transmitter on either of the following terms:

                                   (A)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within any frequency range in the harmonised government band for a period ending within 6 months after the day the new licence is issued or no later than 30 June 2015, whichever is the sooner, and on a frequency within a frequency range not in the harmonised government band for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015; or

                                   (B)     the transmitter would operate on a frequency within a frequency range not in the harmonised government band for a period ending no later than 31 December 2015;

                        (iii)    the ACMA accepts the surrendered licence and issues a new licence in exchange for the surrendered licence in accordance with the holder’s application; and

                        (iv)    the new licence is otherwise in the same, or substantially the same, terms as the surrendered licence;

the amount of tax in respect of the spectrum access under the new licence is the amount worked out under item 202, 302 or 402 (as the case may be) divided by 2.

Part 5          Assigned Fixed Point to Multipoint Licences

501         Licences

                This Part applies to a licence that relates to either or both of:

                (a)    a point to multipoint station operating with a frequency greater than or equal to 960 MHz; and

               (b)    a point to multipoint station operating with a frequency of less than 960 MHz.

502         Annual amount of tax for spectrum access

                The amount of tax in respect of each spectrum access under the licence is the amount specified in Table 502 for the frequency range and area density type applicable to the spectrum access, multiplied by the bandwidth (in kHz) of the spectrum access.

Table 502

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

78.6742

78.6742

78.6742

78.6742

56.1492

 

>30–70

177.7142

69.4119

36.9213

7.9677

2.8367

 

>70–399.9

182.3271

74.8271

34.2410

7.6760

2.7326

 

>399.9–403

182.3271

102.1031

46.7122

7.9677

2.8367

 

>403–520

182.3271

117.4889

46.7122

7.9677

2.8367

 

>520–960

182.3271

102.1031

46.7122

7.9677

2.8367

 

>960–2 690

1.0759

0.2414

0.1116

0.0560

0.0280

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

1.0747

0.1996

0.0809

0.0669

0.0336

 

>5.0–8.5

0.9073

0.1677

0.0781

0.0354

0.0172

 

>8.5–14.5

0.3999

0.1439

0.0340

0.0025

0.0011

 

>14.5–31.3

0.3999

0.1064

0.0234

0.0025

0.0011

 

>31.3–51.4

0.1091

0.0581

0.0126

0.0004

0.0002

 

>51.4

0.0108

0.0010

0.0010

0.0001

0.0001

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

503         Low power spectrum access

                The amount of tax in respect of a low power spectrum access is the amount worked out under item 502 for the spectrum access, divided by 10.

504         Minimum annual amount

                If the amount of tax worked out in respect of a spectrum access using items 502 and 503 is less than $36.17, the amount of tax is taken to be $36.17.

Part 6          Fixed television outside broadcast station

601         Licences

                This Part applies to a licence that relates to a television outside broadcast station.

602         Annual amount of tax for spectrum access

                The amount of tax in respect of each spectrum access under the licence is the amount specified in Table 602 for the frequency range and area density type applicable to the spectrum access, multiplied by the bandwidth (in kHz) of the spectrum access.

Table 602

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

0.5458

0.5458

0.5458

0.5458

0.5458

 

>30–70

1.2330

0.4816

0.2562

0.0553

0.0276

 

>70–399.9

1.2651

0.5191

0.2376

0.0531

0.0266

 

>399.9–960

1.2651

0.7085

0.3241

0.0553

0.0276

 

>960–2 690

1.2632

0.2834

0.1311

0.0659

0.0329

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

1.2617

0.2344

0.0950

0.0786

0.0393

 

>5.0–8.5

1.0653

0.1969

0.0918

0.0418

0.0203

 

>8.5–14.5

0.4695

0.1690

0.0401

0.0029

0.0013

 

>14.5–31.3

0.4695

0.1250

0.0275

0.0029

0.0013

 

>31.3–51.4

0.1280

0.0682

0.0148

0.0004

0.0002

 

>51.4

0.0126

0.0012

0.0012

0.0001

0.0001

 

Note   Schedule 1 sets out the area density types of spectrum accesses.

603         Minimum annual amount

                If the amount of tax worked out in respect of a spectrum access using item 602 is less than $36.17, the amount of tax is taken to be $36.17.

Part 7          Assigned licences subject to a fixed annual tax

701         Licences

                This Part applies to a licence that relates to a service specified in item 702.

702         Annual amount of tax for licence

                The amount of tax in respect of the licence is set out in Table 702.

Table 702


Item


Service

Amount

1

Broadcasting licence (other than a service operated in the frequency range 2.3 MHz–26.1 MHz)

$36.17 per transmitter

2

Datacasting licence

$36.17 per transmitter

3

Licence that authorises the operation of point to point (5.8 GHz band) stations

$36.17 per pair of spectrum accesses

4

Licence that authorises the operation of point to point (self‑coordinated) stations

$208 per pair of spectrum accesses

5

Television outside broadcast network

$363,564

6

Television outside broadcast system (Australia wide density area)

$38,956

7

Television outside broadcast system (high density area)

$7,204

8

Television outside broadcast system (medium density area)

$3,354

9

Television outside broadcast system (low density area)

$1,528

10

Television outside broadcast system (remote density area)

$765

11

PABX cordless telephone service

$36.17

16

PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 935–960 MHz

$2, 949, 623 for each MHz on which the service may be operated

17

PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 1805–1880 MHz

$0.01 for each paired MHz of spectrum on which the service may be operated multiplied by the population of the area to which the service relates as worked out in the 2006 Census

17A

PMTS Class B operated in the frequency range 2110–2170 MHz

$0.06 for each paired MHz of spectrum on which the service may be operated, multiplied by the population of the area to which the service relates, as worked out in the 2006 Census

17B

PMTS Class C 

$36.17

18

Non‑geostationary orbit satellite system operated at a frequency of more than 8.5 GHz

$258 for each MHz on which the service may be operated

Note   If an amount of tax is to be calculated by reference to the population of an area as worked out in the 2006 Census, the relevant figure in that Census is the population figure for ‘local government area’. Those figures are available on the website of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Part 8          High Power Open Narrowcasting Services — Broadcasting Licences allocated under NAS Licences Determination No. 1 of 1994

801         Licences

                This Part applies to a broadcasting licence that:

                (a)    was allocated under the NAS Licences Determination No. 1 of 1994; and

               (b)    authorises the provision of an open narrowcasting service:

                          (i)    within the frequency range 526.5 kHz–1 606.5 kHz or 87.5 MHz–108 MHz; and

                         (ii)    in a period starting after 1 July 2002 and ending before 1 July 2007.

802         Annual amount of tax for licence

                The amount of tax in respect of the licence is set out in Table 802.

Table 802


Item


Location of open narrowcasting service

Amount ($)

1

Sydney

127,849

2

Gosford

17,313

3

Melbourne

113,198

4

Geelong

17,313

5

Adelaide

23,972

6

Perth

38,620

7

Hobart

1,466

Note   These areas are not the same as the density areas described in Schedule 1.

 


Part 9          High Power Open Narrowcasting Services — Broadcasting Licences allocated under NAS Licences Determination No. 1 of 1994 and renewed on or after 1 July 2007, or allocated under Issue of Broadcasting (Narrowcasting) Transmitter Licences Determination No. 1 of 1996

901         Licences

         (1)   This Part applies to a broadcasting licence that:

                (a)    is allocated under the NAS Licences Determination No. 1 of 1994; and

               (b)    authorises the provision of an open narrowcasting service within the frequency range 526.5 kHz–1 606.5 kHz or 87.5 MHz–108 MHz; and

                (c)    is renewed on or after 1 July 2007.

         (2)   This Part also applies to a broadcasting licence that:

                (a)    is allocated under the Issue of Broadcasting (Narrowcasting) Transmitter Licences Determination No. 1 of 1996; and

               (b)    authorises the provision of open narrowcasting services within the frequency range 526.5 kHz–1 606.5 kHz or 87.5 MHz–108 MHz.

902         Annual amount of tax for licence

                The amount of tax in respect of the licence is set out in Table 902.

Table 902

Item

Location of open narrowcasting service

Amount ($)

1

Sydney

35,958

2

Melbourne

35,958

3

Brisbane

13,051

4

Adelaide

13,051

5

Perth

13,051

6

Perth City

13,051

7

Newcastle

3,329

8

Canberra

3,329

9

Wollongong

3,329

10

Gold Coast

3,329

11

Gosford

3,329

12

Penrith

3,329

13

Hobart

1,466

14

Geelong

1,466

15

Nambour

1,466

16

Townsville

1,466

17

Cairns

1,466

18

Any other location

865

Note   These areas are not the same as the density areas described in Schedule 1.

903         Limited power or coverage

                If the licence area plan for the licence provides that:

                (a)    the maximum effective radiated power for the relevant station is not more than 100 watts; or

               (b)    the maximum cymomotive force for the relevant station is not more than 100 volts; or

                (c)    the coverage radius for the service is not more than 15 kilometres from the nominal location of the transmitter within the meaning given by the licence area plan;

the annual amount for the licence is the amount worked out under item 902, divided by 2.

904         Minimum annual amount

                If the amount of tax worked out in respect of a spectrum access using items 902 and 903 is less than $865, the amount of tax is taken to be $865.


Part 10        Non‑Assigned Licences

1001       Licences

                This Part applies to a licence that relates to a non‑assigned station specified in item 1002.

1002       Annual amount of tax for licence

                The amount of tax in respect of the licence is set out in Table 1002.

Table 1002

Item

Station

Amount ($)

1

Amateur station

44.37

2

Limited coast marine rescue station

36.17

3

Limited coast non‑assigned station

36.17

4

Outpost non‑assigned station

36.17

5

Scientific non‑assigned station

36.17

6

Ship station class B non‑assigned

36.17

7

Ship station class C non‑assigned

36.17

8

Sound outside broadcast station

36.17

9

Temporary fixed link station

2,014.53

Schedule 3        Working out transmitter licence tax for a particular licence period

(subsection 2.1 (3))

  

101         29 February in a year

                If:

                (a)    a licence is to be issued for a period of 12 months or more; and

               (b)    29 February happens during the licence period;

the day is to be disregarded in working out the amount of tax payable in respect of the issue, anniversary or holding of the licence.

102         Rounding

         (1)   This item applies if an amount of transmitter licence tax worked out using this Schedule would be an amount that includes a part of a dollar.

         (2)   If the part of the dollar is less than 50 cents, the amount of the tax is reduced to the nearest whole dollar.

         (3)   If the part of the dollar is 50 cents or more, the amount of the tax is increased to the nearest whole dollar.

103         Full payment of licence tax

                Use Table 103 to work out tax in respect of the issue of a licence for a period of 12 months or less.

                Use Table 103 to work out tax in respect of the issue of a licence if:

                (a)    the licence is issued for a period of more than 12 months; and

               (b)    the licensee elected, in the licence application, that subsection 6 (2) of the Act was to apply to the licence.

Note 1   The effect of an election that subsection 6 (2) of the Act is to apply to a licence is that the full amount of tax is to be paid on the issue of the licence.

Note 2   The amount worked out using Table 103 may be rounded in accordance with item 102.

Table 103

 

Step 1

Find the relevant annual amount using Schedule 2.

Step 2

Multiply the annual amount by the number of days in the licence period.

Divide the result by 365.

Step 3

If the amount worked out in step 2 is less than $36.17, increase the amount to $36.17.

Step 4

Add up the amounts worked out for each spectrum access (if necessary).

If the licence is to be issued to an eligible person, multiply the result by 0.285.

104         Payment by instalments

                Use Table 104 to work out tax in respect of the issue of a licence, and each anniversary of the day the licence came into force, if:

                (a)    the licence is issued for a period of more than 12 months; and

               (b)    the licensee elected, in the licence application, that subsection 6 (3) of the Act was to apply to the licence.

Note 1   The effect of an election that subsection 6 (3) of the Act is to apply to a licence is that the amount of tax for the licence is to be paid in instalments due on the issue of the licence and each anniversary of the day the licence came into force occurring during the period the licence is in force.

Note 2   The amount worked out using Table 104 may be rounded in accordance with item 102.

Table 104

 

Step 1

Find the relevant annual amount using Schedule 2.

Step 2

If tax is being imposed on the last anniversary of the day on which the licence came into force:

   (a)  multiply its annual amount by the number of days in the period starting on the last anniversary and ending at the end of the licence period; and

  (b)  divide the result by 365.

Step 3

If the amount worked out in step 1 or 2 is less than $36.17, increase the amount to $36.17.

Step 4

Add up the amounts worked out for each spectrum access (if necessary).

If the licence is to be issued to an eligible person, multiply the result by 0.285.

105         Payment of remaining instalments

                If:

                (a)    a licence was issued for a period of more than 12 months; and

               (b)    the licensee elects, under subsection 6 (5) of the Act, that the subsection is to apply to the licence;

use Table 105 to work out tax in respect of the next anniversary of the day the licence came into force after the election is made.

Note   The effect of an election that subsection 6 (5) of the Act is to apply to a licence is that all unpaid instalments of tax for the licence are to be paid in 1 payment.

                If subsection 6 (6) of the Act applies to a licence, use this table to work out tax in respect of the holding of the licence on the day after the end of the 60 day period mentioned in that subsection.

Note 1   The effect of subsection 6 (6) of the Act is that all unpaid instalments of tax are required to be paid in 1 payment because of a failure by the licensee to pay an instalment within 60 days after an anniversary of the day the licence came into force.

Note 2   The amount worked out using Table 105 may be rounded in accordance with item 102.

Table 105

 

Step 1

Find the relevant annual amount using Schedule 2.

Step 2

Multiply the annual amount by the number of days in the period:

   (a)  starting on the relevant anniversary of the day the licence came into force, and up to which payment of tax has been made; and

  (b)  ending at the end of the licence period.

Divide the result by 365.

Step 3

If the amount worked out in step 2 is less than $36.17, increase the amount to $36.17.

Step 4

Add up the amounts worked out for each spectrum access (if necessary).

If the licence is to be issued to an eligible person, multiply the result by 0.285.

 


Dictionary

(section 1.3)

900 MHz studio to transmitter link station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

ACMA means the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

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

aeronautical assigned station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

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

aeronautical non‑assigned station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

aircraft assigned station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

aircraft licence has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

aircraft station has the meaning given by the Regulations.

amateur station has the meaning given by the Regulations.

ambulatory station has the meaning given by the Regulations.

ambulatory system has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

Australian waters means the area:

        (a)    starting at the low‑water mark of a State or Territory; and

       (b)    extending 200 nautical miles seaward from that mark.

broadcasting licence has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

CBRS repeater station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

CDMA means Code Division Multiple Access.

datacasting licence has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

earth station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

effect date, for a licence, means the day when the licence comes into force for subsection 103 (1) or 130 (4) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

eligible person means:

        (a)    for the issue of a licence authorising the licensee to operate a narrowcasting service station — a person who proposes to operate the narrowcasting service station solely to provide open narrowcasting television services for community and educational non‑profit purposes under the class licence for open narrowcasting television services determined by the Australian Broadcasting Authority under paragraph 117 (e) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992; and

       (b)    in any case — the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.

fixed earth station means an earth station that is operating in the fixed‑satellite service.

fixed licence has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

geostationary satellite has the meaning given by the Radio Regulations.

government purposes means, in relation to Schedule 2, the purposes of:

        (a)    a department or an agency of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory;

       (b)    a body (whether incorporated or unincorporated) established for a public purpose by or under the law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

        (c)    any other body corporate in which:

                  (i)    the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                 (ii)    a body referred to in paragraph (b);

                         has a controlling interest.

harmonised government band, in relation to Schedule 2, comprises the following frequency ranges:

        (a)    403-403.9875 MHz;

       (b)    405.0125-406 MHz;

        (c)    409.0375-410.5375 MHz;

       (d)    412.4625-413.4375 MHz;

        (e)    414.4625-415.5625 MHz;

        (f)    418.4875-430 MHz;

       (g)    457.50625-459.9875 MHz; and

       (h)    467.50625-469.9875 MHz.

HF Domestic Service station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

HF Overseas (IBL) Service station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

HF Overseas Service station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

Issue of Broadcasting (Narrowcasting) Transmitter Licences Determination No. 1 of 1996 means the Radiocommunications (Issue of Broadcasting (Narrowcasting) Transmitter Licences) Determination No. 1 of 1996 made under subsection 106 (1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

land mobile licence has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

land mobile system has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

licence means a transmitter licence.

licence period, for a licence, means the period starting on the licence’s effect date and ending at the end of the day when the licence ceases to be in force.

limited coast assigned system has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

limited coast marine rescue station has the meaning given by the Regulations.

limited coast non‑assigned station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

low power spectrum access means a spectrum access that:

        (a)    is authorised under a licence mentioned in any of the following provisions of Schedule 2:

                  (i)    item 201 (except paragraphs 201 (1) (u) and (v));

                 (ii)    paragraph 301 (a);

                (iii)    paragraph 301 (b);

                (iv)    paragraph 301 (d);

                 (v)    paragraph 301 (e);

                (vi)    paragraph 301 (f);

               (vii)    paragraph 501 (b); and

       (b)    permits the operation of 1 or more devices:

                  (i)    each with a radiated power level of not more than 8.3 watts EIRP; and

                 (ii)    within a service designed or intended for communications within an area the radius of which is not more than 2 kilometres from the centre of operations.

Note 1   Local terrain clutter may reduce the practicably achievable range to substantially less than the 2 kilometre radius.

Note 2   Frequency reuse distances applicable to low power spectrum accesses are of such a kind that ranges will ultimately, by inference, be limited to a maximum of approximately 2 kilometres.

major coast A station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

major coast B station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

maritime ship licence has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

maritime ship station has the meaning given by the Regulations.

mobile earth station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

narrowband area service station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

narrowcasting service station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

NAS Licences Determination No. 1 of 1994 means the Radiocommunications (Allocation of Narrowband Area Station Licences) Determination No. 1 of 1994 made under subsection 106 (1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

non‑geostationary orbit satellite system means a satellite system that is not comprised of geostationary satellites.

open narrowcasting service has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

outpost assigned station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

outpost non‑assigned station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

PABX cordless telephone service has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

paging system has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

PMTS Class B has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

PMTS Class C has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

point to multipoint station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

point to multipoint station (land mobile spectrum) means a fixed licence:

        (a)    that:

                  (i)    is issued under section 100 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 on or after 15 November 2002; or

                 (ii)    was issued under section 100 of that Act on or after 15 November 2002, and is being renewed under section 130 of that Act; and

       (b)    that authorises the licensee to provide services within the frequency range 403 MHz to 430 MHz or 450 MHz to 520 MHz, other than 1 or more of the following frequency bands:

                  (i)    451.5125 MHz to 452.5 MHz;

                 (ii)    461.0125 MHz to 462 MHz.

point to multipoint system means:

        (a)    a fixed licence authorising the licensee to operate an unlimited number of point to multipoint stations located anywhere within the areas specified in the licence; and

       (b)    where a spectrum access exists for each authorisation of the operation of a group of point to multipoint stations that involves a unique combination of:

                  (i)    a particular transmit frequency; and

                 (ii)    a particular bandwidth; and

                (iii)    a particular geographical area (a circle with a radius of a specified number of kilometres from a specified site).

point to point (5.8 GHz band) station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

point to point (self‑coordinated) station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

point to point station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

radiodetermination station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

Regulations means the Radiocommunications Regulations 1993.

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

scientific assigned station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

scientific non‑assigned station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

ship station Class B assigned has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

ship station Class B non‑assigned has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

ship station Class C assigned has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

ship station Class C non‑assigned has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

sound outside broadcast station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

space licence has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

space station has the meaning given by the Regulations.

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 transmit frequency; and

       (b)    a particular bandwidth; and

        (c)    a particular site or access area.

station has the meaning given by the Regulations.

television outside broadcast network has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

television outside broadcast station has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

television outside broadcast system has the meaning given by the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

temporary fixed link station means a station:

        (a)    that is operated under a fixed licence; and

       (b)    that is operated anywhere in Australia for a period of not more than 14 days; and

        (c)    that is operated on a frequency or frequencies in the range:

                  (i)    12.75 GHz to 13.25 GHz; or

                 (ii)    14.5 GHz to 15.35 GHz; or

                (iii)    21.2 GHz to 23.6 GHz; and

       (d)    for which ACMA, or a person accredited under section 263 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, undertakes coordination procedures for the purpose of minimising interference.

variation day means, in relation to Schedule 2, the day on which the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 2) commenced.

 


Notes to the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2)

Note 1

The Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2) (in force under subsection 7 (1) of the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2003 (No. 2)

27 Nov 2003
(see Gazette 2003, No. S438)

1 Dec 2003

 

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2004 (No. 1)

29 Sept 2004
(see Gazette 2004, No. GN39)

29 Sept 2004

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2004 (No. 2)

1 Dec 2004
(see Gazette 2004, No. GN48)

1 Dec 2004

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2005 (No. 1)

18 Feb 2005 (see F2005L00319)

19 Feb 2005

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2006 (No. 1)

8 Feb 2006 (see F2006L00344)

9 Feb 2006

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2006 (No. 2)

6 Sept 2006 (see F2006L02970)

7 Sept 2006

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2007 (No. 1)

14 Feb 2007 (see F2007L00347)

15 Feb 2007

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2007 (No. 2)

31 July 2007 (see F2007L02338)

1 Aug 2007

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2007 (No. 3)

17 Sept 2007 (see F2007L03651)

18 Sept 2007

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2008 (No. 1)

18 Feb 2008 (see F2008L00378)

19 Feb 2008

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2009 (No. 1)

27 Feb 2009 (see F2009L00734)

28 Feb 2009

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2010 (No. 1)

5 Feb 2010 (see F2010L00276)

6 Feb 2010

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2010 (No. 2)

9 Apr 2010 (see F2010L00834)

10 Apr 2010

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2010 (No. 3)

24 May 2010 (see F2010L01438)

24 May 2010

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2010 (No. 4)

23 June 2010 (see F2010L01706)

24 June 2010

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 1)

4 Mar 2011 (see F2011L00366)

5 Mar 2011

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 2)

20 Sept 2011 (see F2011L01928)

21 Sept 2011

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2011 (No. 3)

21 Dec 2011 (see F2011L02767)

22 Dec 2011

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 1)

24 May 2012 (see F2012L01072)

1 June 2012

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 2)

16 July 2012 (see F2012L01564)

Ss. 1–3 and Schedule 1 (items 4–6): 17 July 2012
Schedule 1 (items 1–3, 7): 15 Aug 2012

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 3)

6 Aug 2012 (see F2012L01656)

(a)

(a)    Section 2 of the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 3) provides as follows:

This Determination commences on the last to occur of:

      (a)     the date on which it is registered; and

                (b)     immediately after the commencement of item 3 of Schedule 1 of the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 2).

Item 3 of Schedule 1 of the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2012 (No. 2) commenced on 15 August 2012.

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

 

Provision affected

How affected

 

Part 1

 

Note to s. 1.2...............................

rep. 2007 No. 1

S. 1.3............................................

am. 2007 No. 2; 2011 No. 3

Part 2

 

Part 2............................................

rs. 2005 No. 1

S. 2.1............................................

rs. 2005 No. 1

S. 2.2............................................

rs. 2005 No. 1

Part 3

 

S. 3.2............................................

rep. 2007 No. 1

Part 4

 

Part 4............................................

ad. 2005 No. 1

 

rs. 2007 No. 1; 2008 No. 1; 2009 No. 1; 2010 No. 1; 2011 Nos. 1 and 3

S. 4.1............................................

ad. 2005 No. 1

 

rs. 2007 No. 1; 2008 No. 1; 2009 No. 1; 2010 No. 1; 2011 Nos. 1 and 3

S. 4.2............................................

ad. 2005 No. 1

 

rs. 2007 No. 1; 2008 No. 1; 2009 No. 1; 2010 No. 1; 2011 Nos. 1 and 3

Part 5............................................

ad. 2006 No. 1

 

rep. 2007 No. 1

Ss. 5.1, 5.2..................................

ad. 2006 No. 1

 

rep. 2007 No. 1

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1..................................

am. 2005 No. 1; 2007 No. 2

Schedule 2..................................

rep. 2005 No. 1

Schedule 2

 

Heading to Schedule 3.............

am. 2005 No. 1

Renumbered Schedule 2.....

2005 No. 1

Schedule 3..................................

am. 2004 Nos. 1 and 2; 2005 No. 1

Renumbered Schedule 2.....

2005 No. 1

Schedule 2..................................

am. 2006 Nos. 1 and 2; 2007 Nos. 1, 2 and 3; 2008 No. 1; 2009 No. 1; 2010 Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4; 2011 Nos. 1, 2 and 3; 2012 Nos. 2 and 3

Schedule 3

 

Heading to Schedule 4.............

am. 2005 No. 1

Renumbered Schedule 3....

2005 No. 1

Schedule 4..................................

am. 2005 No. 1

Renumbered Schedule 3....

2005 No. 1

Schedule 3..................................

am. 2006 No. 1; 2007 No. 1; 2008 No. 1; 2009 No. 1; 2010 No. 1; 2011 Nos. 1 and 3

Dictionary

 

Dictionary....................................

rs. 2005 No. 1

 

am. 2006 No. 2; 2007 Nos. 2 and 3; 2010 Nos. 2 and 4; 2011 No. 2; 2012 No. 1