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This instrument amends the Telecommunications Numbering Plan 1997 to introduce rules to limit the allocation of carriage service provider identification codes to one number per carriage service provider after they are exempt from the annual numbering charge.
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Registered 04 Sep 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Nov-2013
Tabled Senate12-Nov-2013
Date of repeal 06 Sep 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Variation under section 455 of the Telecommunications Act 1997.

Dated 26 August 2013


Chris Chapman




Richard Bean
Member/General Manager

Australian Communications and Media Authority



1              Name of Variation

                This Variation is the Telecommunications Numbering Plan Variation 2013 (No. 1).  

2              Commencement

                This Variation commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Variation of Telecommunications Numbering Plan 1997

                Schedule 1 varies the Telecommunications Numbering Plan 1997.

Schedule 1        Variations

(section 3)


[1]           After section 6.21


6.21A        Limit on the allocation of certain special services numbers


(1)   In this section, relevant number means a special services number in Part 3 of Schedule 4.


(2)   Subject to subsection (3), ACMA must not allocate a relevant number to a carriage service provider if the carriage service provider already holds a relevant number that was allocated on or after the commencement of this section.


(3)   ACMA may allocate a relevant number to a carriage service provider despite the carriage service provider already holding a relevant number that was allocated on or after the commencement of this section, if it is satisfied that special circumstances justify the allocation of the relevant number in the particular case.


(4)   In instances where:

(a)    a carriage service provider has surrendered a relevant number in accordance with Chapter 7; and

(b)   that relevant number was allocated to the carriage service provider after the commencement of this section;

                        that relevant number will not be taken to have been allocated to that                       carriage service provider for the purpose of subsection (2).


(5)   Subsection (2) does not apply to a carriage service provider if, in relation to an industry code registered in the Register of Industry Codes kept under section 136 of the Act:

(a)    ACMA declares that the industry code is a replacement code for the purposes of this subsection; and

(b)   the replacement code applies to the carriage service provider.



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