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Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017

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Determinations/Communications as amended, taking into account amendments up to Radiocommunications Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Instrument 2018 (No. 1)
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Registered 14 Dec 2018
Start Date 28 Nov 2018
Table of contents.

 

Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017

 

made under subsection 60(1) of the

Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005

 

 

Compilation No. 3

Compilation date:                              28 November 2018

Includes amendments up to:            F2018L01619

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Melbourne

 

 

 

About this compilation

 

This compilation

This is a compilation of the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017 that shows the text of the law as amended and in force on 28 November 2018 (the compilation date).

The notes at the end of this compilation (the endnotes) include information about amending laws and the amendment history of provisions of the compiled law.

Uncommenced amendments

The effect of uncommenced amendments is not shown in the text of the compiled law.  Any uncommenced amendments affecting the law are accessible on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au).  The details of amendments made up to, but not commenced at, the compilation date are underlined in the endnotes.  For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Federal Register of Legislation for the compiled law.

Application, saving and transitional provisions for provisions and amendments

If the operation of a provision or amendment of the compiled law is affected by an application, saving or transitional provision that is not included in this compilation, details are included in the endnotes.

Modifications

If the compiled law is modified by another law, the compiled law operates as modified but the modification does not amend the text of the law.  Accordingly, this compilation does not show the text of the compiled law as modified.  For more information on any modifications, see the series page on the Federal Register of Legislation for the compiled law.

Self-repealing provisions

If a provision of the compiled law has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law, details are included in the endnotes.


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary  1

Part 2—Charges    4

7              Charges – general 4

8              Retests. 4

9              Hourly rates and minimum charge. 4

10            Persons who are not required to pay certain charges. 4

11            Charges relating to the ACMA’s costs. 4

12            Remote and supplementary stations. 4

13            By whom and when is a charge payable?. 5

14            Which charge is payable if more than 1 standard is involved?. 7

15            Charges for varying a licence condition (recoordination charges) 8

16            General service charge. 9

17            Part 6 of Schedule 2 — application associated with a paper‑based frequency assignment certificate  10

18            Part 6 of Schedule 2 — application associated with a frequency assignment certificate lodged over the Internet 11

19            Parts 6 and 8 of Schedule 2 — administrative charges for instalment payments. 11

20            Part 7 of Schedule 2 — administrative charges for instalment payments. 12

21            Part 12 of Schedule 2 — administrative charges for instalment payments. 13

22            Rounding of amounts. 14

Schedule 1             Hourly rates and minimum charge  15

Schedule 2             Charges  17

Endnotes   40

Endnote 1—About the endnotes                                                                                                      40

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key                                                                                                          40

Endnote 3—Legislation history                                                                                                       41

Endnote 4—Amendment history                                                                                                     41

 

 

 

 

 


 

Part 1Preliminary

1  Name

                   This is the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017.

3  Authority

                   This Determination is made under subsection 60(1) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.

5  Definitions

                   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 2015.

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.

base station means a station that is intended for use at a fixed location. 

body scanner means a scanner that is capable of detecting metallic and non-metallic items on a person by using millimetre-wave radio frequency technology.

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 1951 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

hourly rate — see section 9 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 9 and item 5 of Schedule 1.

mobile station means station fitted with an antenna connector, for use with an external antenna, and intended for use from a vehicle while in motion or during halts at unspecified points.

non assigned licence means a licence issued with no frequency assigned or with a pre-defined frequency assigned where the ACMA does not perform co-ordination work.

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.

personal mobile station means a station that is intended to be carried on the person or held in the hand.

Radiocommunications Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

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

retest — see section 8.

special hourly rate A — see section 9 and item 2 of Schedule 1.

special hourly rate B — see section 9 and item 3 of Schedule 1.

special hourly rate C – see section 9 and item 4 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.

Tax Act means either of the following Acts:

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

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

Note:          In accordance with section 64 of the ACMA Act, other expressions in this Determination have the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015, including:

·         900 MHz studio to transmitter link station;

·         aeronautical licence;

·         aircraft assigned station;

·         aircraft licence;

·         amateur beacon station;

·         amateur licence;

·         amateur repeater station;

·         ambulatory station;

·         ambulatory system;

·         assigned basis;

·         broadcasting licence;

·         broadcast service station;

·         CB station;

·         earth licence;

·         earth receive licence;

·         earth station;

·         emergency position indicating radio beacon station;

·         fixed earth station;

·         fixed licence;

·         fixed receive licence;

·         FM;

·         interior paging;

·         land mobile licence;

·         land mobile station;

·         land mobile system;

·         land station;

·         licence conditions determination;

·         limited coast assigned system;

·         limited coast marine rescue station;

·         limited coast non assigned station;

·         major coast A station;

·         major coast B station;

·         major coast receive licence;

·         maritime coast licence;

·         mobile earth station;

·         non assigned basis;

·         open narrowcasting service;

·         outpost assigned station;

·         outpost licence;

·         outpost non assigned station;

·         PABX cordless telephone service;

·         paging system;

·         PMTS Class B;

·         PMTS Class C;

·         point to multipoint station;

·         point to point (self-coordinated) station;

·         point to point station;

·         PTS licence;

·         radiodetermination licence;

·         scientific assigned station;

·         scientific licence;

·         scientific non assigned station;

·         ship;

·         ship station Class B;

·         ship station Class B assigned;

·         ship station Class B non assigned;

·         ship station Class C;

·         ship station Class C assigned;

·         ship station Class C non assigned;

·         sound outside broadcast station;

·         space licence;

·         space receive licence;

·         station;

·         television outside broadcast network;

·         television outside broadcast system;

·         temporary fixed link station; and

·         VHF.

6  References to other instruments

                   In this Determination, unless the contrary intention appears:

                     (a)  a reference to any other legislative instrument is a reference to that other legislative instrument as in force from time to time; and

                     (b)  a reference to any other kind of instrument is a reference to that other instrument as in force at the time this Determination commences.           

Note 1:       For references to Commonwealth Acts, see section 10 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901; and see also subsection 13(1) of the Legislation Act 2003 for the application of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to legislative instruments.

Note 2:       All Commonwealth Acts and legislative instruments are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.


 


 

Part 2—Charges

7  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 the ACMA in relation to the service or matter to which the charge relates.

8  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.

9  Hourly rates and minimum charge

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

10  Persons who are not required to pay certain charges

                A person who is exempt, under regulation 5 of the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Regulations 1985, 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.

11  Charges relating to the ACMA’s costs

             (1)  Subject to subsection 13(12) and sections 14, 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 the ACMA;

as the case requires.

             (2)  The charge includes GST if applicable.

12  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 19;

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.

13  By whom and when is a charge payable?

             (1)  The charge for a service or matter mentioned in subsection 14(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.

             (2)  The charge for a service or matter mentioned in subsection 14(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.

             (3)  The charges fixed under section 15 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 the ACMA has begun.

             (4)  The charge mentioned in subsection 16(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.

             (5)  The charge mentioned in subsection 16(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.

             (6)  The charge mentioned in section 19 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.

             (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 the ACMA has begun;

as the case requires.

Note:          A charge mentioned in item 3.3 or 3.4 of Schedule 2 is payable if the document is issued or the 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 the 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 by the applicant:

                     (a)  in the case of a charge mentioned in subitem 5.1(a) — when the application is lodged; and

                     (b)  in the case of an hourly rate of charge — on the issue to the applicant of an invoice for the charge.

           (11)  A charge mentioned in section 17 or 18, 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 the ACMA has begun;

as the case requires.

Note:          A charge mentioned in Part 6 of Schedule 2 is payable if the licence is issued or renewed or the 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 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 the ACMA has begun;

as the case requires.

Note:          A charge mentioned in Part 7 of Schedule 2 is payable if the licence is issued or renewed or the 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 the service; 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 the ACMA has begun;

as the case requires.

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

14  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 11 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 11 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.

 

15  Charges for varying a licence condition (recoordination charges)

                Use Table 2 to work out the charge for consideration by the 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)  technical coordination is not required

$51.00

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 ACMA has performed technical coordination

The applicable charge for issuing the licence as specified in Part 6 of Schedule 2

3

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

$29.00 for each licence to which the notice relates

3A

Licence is for the operation of a low power open narrowcasting service

$101.00

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, the ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise interference

$152.00 for each frequency assignment or paired frequency assignment 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 the ACMA’s Accredited Person Online Submission System; and

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

Note for item 5   

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

$101.00 for each frequency assignment or paired frequency assignment to which the notice relates

16  General service charge

             (1)  If the 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)  the 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 the ACMA on a commercial basis as part of the ACMA’s additional functions under section 11 of the ACMA Act.

17  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, the 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.

$152.00

2

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

$29.00

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

$202.00 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, the 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

 

18  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 the ACMA’s Accredited Person Online Submission System.

Note:          Information about the ACMA’s Accredited Person Online Submission System may be found on the 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, the 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.

$101.00

2

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

$29.00

19  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 (self‑coordinated) stations — $4.00; 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 — $4.00; and

                     (c)  for any other licence — $4.00 for each frequency assigned.

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 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 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 the 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 the 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 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.

 

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 6.

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

                     (a)  subsection (2) ceases to apply when the person notifies the 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 14(3);

(b)   step 2 of Table 5 in subsection 20(3);

(c)    step 2 of Table 6 in subsection 20(4) and subsection 20(5);

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

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

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

(g)   Schedule 1, item 4, column 3, subparagraph (a)(ii) and paragraph (c).

 

                                                                                                                          

 


Schedule 1             Hourly rates and minimum charge

(section 9)

  

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)   $101.00; and

        (ii)   the proportion of $202.00 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 — $202; and

   (c)  for a part of an hour after a completed hour — the proportion of $202.00 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)   $148.00; and

        (ii)   the proportion of $295.00 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 — $295.00; and

   (c)  for a part of an hour after a completed hour — the proportion of $295.00 equal to the proportion of an hour for which charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 22


 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Name of charge

Column 3

Charge

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)   $138.00; and

        (ii)   the proportion of $276.00 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 — $276.00; and

   (c)  for a part of an hour after a completed hour — the proportion of $276.00 equal to the proportion of an hour for which charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 22

4

Special hourly rate C

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)   $115.00; and

        (ii)   the proportion of $229.00 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 — $229.00; and

   (c)  for a part of an hour after a completed hour — the proportion of $229.00 equal to the proportion of an hour for which charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 22

5

Minimum charge for service mentioned in section 20

$4.00


Schedule 2             Charges

(sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 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

In this Part:

AS/NZS 4268 means the Radiocommunications (Short Range Devices) Standard 2014.

AS/NZS 4280 means the Radiocommunications (406 MHz Satellite Distress Beacons) Standard 2014.

AS/NZS 4295 means the Radiocommunications (Analogue Speech (Angle Modulated) Equipment) Standard 2014.

AS/NZS 4355 means the Radiocommunications (HF CB and Handphone Equipment) Standard 2017.

AS/NZS 4365 means the Radiocommunications (UHF CB Radio Equipment) Standard 2011 (No.1).

AS 4367 means the Radiocommunications (Devices Used in the Inshore Boating Radio Services Band) Standard 2017.

AS/NZS 4415.1 means the Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment – Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2014, as in force on the day occurring immediately before the day of its repeal, insofar as it relates to AS/NZS 4415.1, within the meaning of that term in that standard.

AS/NZS 4415.2 means the Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment – Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2014, as in force on the day occurring immediately before the day of its repeal, insofar as it relates to AS/NZS 4415.2, within the meaning of that term in that standard.

Note:  The Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment – Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2014 was repealed by the Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment – Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2018. Immediately prior to its repeal, the Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment – Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2014 relevantly provided that:

·         the term “AS/NZS 4415.1” means the standard AS/NZS 4415.1: 2003 Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands – Technical characteristics and methods of measurement, Part 1: Shipborne equipment and limited coast stations (including DSC) (IEC 61097-7:1996, MOD) published by Standards Australia; and

·         the term “AS/NZS 4415.2” means the standard AS/NZS 4415.2: 2003 Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands – Technical characteristics and methods of measurement, Part 2: Major coast stations, limited coast stations, ship stations and handheld stations (non DSC) (ETS 300 162:1998, MOD) published by Standards Australia.

Copies of those specified standards could in 2017, be obtained for a fee from SAI Global’s website at https://infostore.saiglobal.com/ or may be viewed at an office of the ACMA on request and subject to licensing conditions.

AS/NZS 4582 means the Radiocommunications (MF and HF Radiotelephone Equipment – International Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2014.

AS/NZS 4583 means the Radiocommunications (118MHz to 137MHz Amplitude Modulated Equipment — Aeronautical Radio Service) Standard 2012.

AS/NZS 4769.1 means the Radiocommunications (Paging Service Equipment) Standard 2014 insofar as it relates to AS/NZS 4769.1, within the meaning of that term in that standard.

AS/NZS 4769.2 means the Radiocommunications (Paging Service Equipment) Standard 2014 insofar as it relates to AS/NZS 4769.2, within the meaning of that term in that standard.

Note:  The Radiocommunications (Paging Service Equipment) Standard 2014 relevantly provides that:

·         the term “AS/NZS 4769.1” means the standard AS/NZS 4769.1:2000 Radiocommunications equipment used in the paging service, Part 1: Angle Modulated Equipment published by Standards Australia; and

·         the term “AS/NZS 4769.2” means the standard AS/NZS 4769.2:2000 Radiocommunications equipment used in the paging service, Part 2: Amplitude modulated equipment published by Standards Australia.

Copies of those specified standards could in 2017, be obtained for a fee from SAI Global’s website at https://infostore.saiglobal.com/ or may be viewed at an office of the ACMA on request and subject to licensing conditions.

AS/NZS 4770 means the Radiocommunications (MF and HF Equipment – Land Mobile Service) Standard 2014.

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Test

Column 3

Charge

1.1

Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015

 

1.1.1

Test, partial test or retest a radiocommunications device for compliance with a class licence issued under section 132 of the Radiocommunications Act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1 180.00

1.2

AS/NZS 4268

 

1.2.1

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$3 127.00

1.2.2

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

$2 124.00

1.3

AS/NZS 4280

 

1.3.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4280

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$6 638.00

1.5

AS/NZS 4295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, 1.5.3A or 1.5.4):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

(i)   a base station

The sum of:

   (a)  $5 369.00 for the first frequency tested ; and

  (b)  $4 897.00 for each additional frequency tested

 

          (ii)   a mobile station or personal mobile station

The sum of:

   (a)  $5 222.00 for the first frequency tested ; and

  (b)  $4 750.00 for each additional frequency tested

 

  (b)  in any other case for:

(i)                 a base station

The sum of:

   (a)  $3 894.00 for the first frequency tested; and

  (b)  $2 301.00 for each additional frequency tested

 

(ii)               a mobile station or a personal mobile station

 

 

The sum of:

   (a)  $3 747.00 for the first frequency tested; and

  (b)  $2 154.00 for each additional frequency tested

1.5.2

Partial test for compliance with AS/NZS 4295

$2 862.00

1.5.3

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

$856.00

1.5.3A

Test or retest of 1 aspect only for additional radiated spurious measurements (TX/RX), if required

$1 003.00

 

1.5.4

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

 

 

   (a)   Spectrum impact assessment of data equipment

$2 567.00

 

   (b)   Additional test frequency

$ 1 328.00

 

   (c)   Test or retest of 1 aspect only for additional radiated spurious measurements (TX/RX), if required.

$1 003.00

1.6

AS/NZS 4355

 

1.6.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4355 (other than a test or retest mentioned in item 1.6.2, 1.6.3 or 1.6.4)

$3 363.00

1.6.2

Test or retest of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4355 (other than a retest mentioned in item 1.6.3)

$3 029.00

1.6.3

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

$856.00

1.6.4

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

$674.00

1.7

AS/NZS 4365

 

1.7.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4365 (other than a partial test or a retest mentioned in item 1.7.2, 1.7.3 or 1.7.4)

$2 994.00

1.7.2

Test or retest of a transmitter for compliance with AS/NZS 4365 (other than a retest mentioned in item 1.7.3)

$2 935.00

1.7.3

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

$856.00

1.7.4

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

$674.00

1.8

AS 4367

 

1.8.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS 4367 (other than a test or retest mentioned in item 1.8.2, 1.8.3 or 1.8.4)

$3 983.00

1.8.2

Test or retest of a transmitter for compliance with AS 4367 (other than a retest mentioned in item 1.8.4)

$3 388.00

1.8.3

Test or retest of a receiver for compliance with AS 4367

$2 591.00

1.8.4

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

$856.00

1.9

AS/NZS 4415.1

 

1.9.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.1

$5 163.00

1.9.2

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

$4 779.00

1.9.3

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

$3 776.00

1.9.4

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

$3 216.00

1.9.5

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

$856.00

1.10

AS/NZS 4415.2

 

1.10.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4415.2

$5 561.00

1.10.2

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

$5 266.00

1.10.3

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

$3 894.00

1.10.4

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

$3 702.00

1.10.5

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

$856.00

1.11

AS/NZS 4582

 

1.11.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4582 (other than a partial test or retest mentioned in item 1.11.2, 1.11.3 or 1.11.4)

$10 355.00

1.11.2

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

$7 375.00

1.11.3

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

$6 785.00

1.11.4

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

$856.00

1.12

AS/NZS 4583

 

1.12.1

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

$5 635.00

1.12.2

Test or retest a mobile station or personal mobile station for compliance with AS/NZS 4583

$5 340.00

1.12.3

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

$4 012.00

1.12.4

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

$2 891.00

1.12.5

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

$856.00

1.12.6

Test or retest of 1 aspect only for additional radiated spurious measurements (TX/RX), if required

$1 003.00

1.13

AS/NZS 4769.1

 

1.13.1

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

$3 157.00

1.13.2

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

$1 180.00

1.13.3

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

$826.00

1.13.4

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

$2 596.00

1.13.5

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

$826.00

1.13.6

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

$4 012.00

1.13.7

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

$826.00

1.13.8

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

$3 924.00

1.13.9

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

$826.00

1.13.10

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

$3 924.00

1.13.11

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

$826.00

1.13.12

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

$856.00

1.14

AS/NZS 4769.2

 

1.14.1

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

$3 157.00

1.14.2

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

$1 180.00

1.14.3

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

$2 655.00

1.14.4

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

$4 071.00

1.14.5

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

$3 983.00

1.14.6

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

$3 983.00

1.14.7

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

$856.00

1.15

AS/NZS 4770

 

1.15.1

Test or retest for compliance with AS/NZS 4770 (other than a partial test mentioned in item 1.15.2, 1.15.3 or 1.15.4)

$8 526.00

1.15.2

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

$6 195.00

1.15.3

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

$5 517.00

1.15.4

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

$856.00



Column 1

Item

Column 2

Test

Column 3

Charge

1.16

Issuing a certificate where testing not conducted

 

1.16.1

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

$148.00

1.17

Test for compliance with a standard or other technical specification

 

1.17.1

Test for compliance with a standard or other technical specification not mentioned in items 1.1 to 1.16

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 the 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 or, where such duplicate instrument cannot be issued, a letter of confirmation

$56.10 (including GST) 

3.2

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

$56.10 (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

$222.00


 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service

Column 3

Charge

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

$222.00

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)

$354.00

4.2

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

$354.00

4.3

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

$236.00

4.4

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

$303.00

4.5

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

$202.00

4.6

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

$202.00

 

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

$118.00

$118.00

$118.00

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

$118.00

$118.00

$118.00


Column 1

Item

Column 2

Examination

Column 3

Charge

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 and regulations;

  (b)  practical

$118.00

$118.00

Part 5           Satellite filing, coordination and notification

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service

Column 3

Charge

5.1

Assessing an application to the ACMA to file a satellite system with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), consisting of work done during the period commencing upon receipt by the ACMA of an application to file a satellite system with the ITU and ending when the ACMA or a relevant officer of the ACMA makes a decision on whether or not to accept the application:

 

 

(a)    application – Australia has not previously filed a satellite system with the ITU for the applicant;

$35 956.00

 

(b)   application – Australia has previously filed a satellite system with the ITU for the applicant

Hourly rate

5.2

Support work in relation to a proposed or existing Australian satellite system (excluding any work done in relation to item 5.1)

Hourly rate

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

$354.00

6.2

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

$152.00

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:

 


Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service

Column 3

Charge

 

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

$606.00

 

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

 $404.00

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

$202.00

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

$303.00

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 6.7 or 6.8 — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$606.00

6.7

Issuing a fixed licence for the operation of a point to multipoint station for a wireless access service, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it, other than a fixed licence mentioned in item 6.6 or 6.8 — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission

$404.00

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

$606.00

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

$505.00

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

$505.00

6.11

Considering the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a pair of point to point (self‑coordinated) stations, and issuing it (if applicable)

$152.00

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)

$152.00

6.13

Considering the issue of a fixed licence for the operation of a television outside broadcast system—for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, and issuing it (if applicable)

$303.00

6.14

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

$303.00

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; or

  (b)  if the frequency is more than 30 MHz

$606.00

$606.00

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

$354.00

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, the ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise interference

$152.00

 

  (b)  in any other case

$505.00

6.17A

Issuing a land mobile licence for the operation of a wireless audio system, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it

$505.00

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

$303.00

 

  (b)  in any other case

$354.00

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

$253.00

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)

$152.00

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

$354.00

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)

$152.00

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)

$101.00

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)

$101.00

6.25

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

$51.00

6.26

Issuing a radiodetermination licence, other than a licence to which item 6.26A applies, 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

$354.00

6.26A

Issuing a radiodetermination licence that authorises the operation of one or more stations that are body scanners at an Australian international airport for the purpose of aviation security screening, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it

$354.00 for each airport

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

$606.00

6.28

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

$101.00

6.29

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

$101.00

6.30

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

$152.00

6.31

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

$152.00

6.32

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

$101.00

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

$152.00

6.34

Considering the issue of a licence (other than the issue of a licence referred in in 6.34A), and issuing it (if applicable), if:

   (a)  the application is one of a group of 2 or more applications all of which relate to an event that happens for a period of not more than 2 weeks; and

$101.00

       

       

 

  (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

 

6.34A

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 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

$303.00

       

 

       

 

 

 

  (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

 


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  (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  (Allocation of Transmitter Licences – High Powered Open Narrowcasting Licences) Determination 2014, and issuing it (if applicable)

$837.00

6.36

Considering an application for a high-frequency service (domestic, overseas and overseas International Broadcasting Licence), or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it

$101.00

 

Part 7         Administrative charge for issue of non assigned licence

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Item

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7.1

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

$29.00

7.2

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

$29.00

7.3

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

$29.00

7.4

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

$24.00

7.5

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

$14.00

7.6

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

$14.00

7.7

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

$7.00

7.8

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

$14.00

7.9

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

$18.00

7.10

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

$16.00

7.11

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

$14.00

7.12

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

$14.00

7.13

Issuing an amateur licence for the operation of an amateur beacon station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it

$29.00

7.14

Issuing an amateur licence for the operation of an amateur repeater station, or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it

$29.00


Part 8           Administrative charge for renewal of assigned or non assigned licence

 

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8.1

Renewing a licence that has been issued on an assigned or non 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 (self‑coordinated) stations 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

$4.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Part 9         General services

 

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Charge

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 by field staff, as part of the ACMA’s additional functions under section 11 of the ACMA Act

Hourly rate

 

 


 

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9.3

Provision of technical field services, as part of the ACMA’s additional functions under section 11 of the ACMA Act

Special hourly rate C

9.4

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

10% of special hourly rate C

9.5

Provision of services to trace the location of an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)

Special hourly rate C

Part 10         Miscellaneous expenses

 

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Item

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Column 3

Charge

10.1

Transfer of a licence or a group of licences where the licences are contained in one application, or considering the transfer of the licence or a group of licences where the licences are contained in one application without proceeding to transfer it

$51.00

10.2

Establishment of a credit account, and maintenance of the account

$476.30 per year (including GST)

10.3

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

$476.30 (including GST)

10.4

Assessing an application for an accreditation of a particular kind

$488.00

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

$111.10 (including GST)

 

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

$111.10 (including GST)

10.6

 

 

 

Issuing an authorisation for the Department of Defence or the Australian Defence Force to use the bands in the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2017 that are subject to Australian Footnote AUS9, AUS100, AUS100A, AUS 101 or AUS101A

$101.00

 

 

10.6A

Renewing an authorisation for the Department of Defence or the Australian Defence Force to use the bands in the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2017 that are subject to Australian Footnote AUS9, AUS100, AUS100A, AUS101 or AUS101A

$4.00


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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

$51.00

10.8

Investigating the cause of interference to:

(a)     radio or television broadcasting reception; or

(b)    the operation of a device;

in circumstances where:

(c)     the source of the interference is wholly or mainly under the control of the person making the complaint about the interference (the complainant); or

(d)    the complainant has the necessary skills or expertise to diagnose the source of the interference.

Special hourly rate C

Part 11         Spectrum licences

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Column 3

Charge

11.1

Processing an application to:

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

(b)    register one or more devices, under an issued spectrum licence—paper-based submission;

(c)     amend (excluding deletions) the registered details of one or more devices – electronic submission;

(d)    amend (excluding deletions) the registered details of one or more devices—paper-based submission

 

Nil

 

Hourly rate

 

Nil

 

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

(i)                 electronic submission;

(ii)               paper-based submission

 

 

 

 

 

Nil

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

$51.00

 

 

 


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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

Special hourly rate C

11.5

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

$202.00

11.6

Processing an application to register a new antenna

$51.00

11.7

Processing an application to register a new site

$51.00

 

11.8

Processing an application to trade a spectrum licence

$51.00

 

Part 12         Administrative charge for issue or renewal of PTS licences

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Column 3

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12.1

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

$404.00

12.1A

Renewing a PTS licence for the operation of a station in a PMTS Class B or PMTS Class C or considering the renewal of a licence without proceeding to renew it

$4.00

12.2

Issuing a PTS licence for the operation of a station in a PMTS Class C or considering the issue of the licence without proceeding to issue it

$51.00

12.3

Renewing a PTS licence for the operation of a station in a PMTS Class C or considering the renewal of a licence without proceeding to renew it

$4.00

 


 

Endnotes

Endnote 1 – About the endnotes

The endnotes provide information about this compilation and the compiled law.

Endnote 2 (Abbreviation key) sets out abbreviations that may be used in the endnotes.

Endnote 3 (Legislation history) provides information about each law that has amended (or will amend) the compiled law.  The information includes commencement details for amending laws and details of any application, saving or transitional provisions that are not included in this compilation.

Endnote 4 (Amendment history) provides information about the amendments at the provision (generally section or equivalent) level and includes information about any provision of the compiled law that has been repealed in accordance with a provision of the law. 

It also includes information about any misdescribed amendment (that is, an amendment that does not accurately describe the amendment to be made).  If, despite the misdescription, the amendment can be given effect as intended, the amendment is incorporated into the compiled law and the abbreviation “(md)” added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.  If a misdescribed amendment cannot be given effect as intended, the abbreviation “(md not incorp)” is added to the details of the amendment included in the amendment history.

Endnote 2—Abbreviation key

ad = added or inserted

(md not incorp) = misdescribed amendment

am = amended

   cannot be given effect

amdt = amendment

mod = modified/modification

c = clause(s)

No. = Number(s)

Ch = Chapter(s)

par = paragraph(s)/subparagraph(s)

def = definition(s)

   /sub‑subparagraph(s)

Dict = Dictionary

Pt = Part(s)

disallowed = disallowed by Parliament

r = regulation(s)/rule(s)

Div = Division(s)

rep = repealed

exp = expires/expired or ceases/ceased to have effect

rs = repealed and substituted

F = Federal Register of Legislation

s = section(s)/subsection(s)

gaz = gazette

Sch = Schedule(s)

LA = Legislation Act 2003

Sdiv = Subdivision(s)

LIA = Legislative Instruments Act 2003

underlining = whole or part not

(md) = misdescribed amendment can be given effect

   commenced or to be commenced

 


Endnote 3—Legislation history

Name

Registration

Commencement

Application, saving and transitional provisions

Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017

29 March 2017

(F2017L00328)

30 March 2017

 

Radiocommunications (Consequential Amendments) Instrument 2017 (No. 1)

23 August 2017

(F2017L01075)

24 August 2017

Radiocommunications (Miscellaneous Provisions) Instrument 2017 (No. 1)

18 October 2017

(F2017L01368)

19 October 2017

 

Radiocommunications Legislation (Consequential Amendments) Instrument 2018 (No.1)

27 November 2018
(F2018L01619)

28 November 2018

 

Endnote 4—Amendment history

Provision affected

How affected

s. 2

rep. LA s.48D.

s. 4

rep. LA s.48C.

s. 5

am. F2017L01368.

Sch 2, Pt 1, def

am. F2017L01075, am. F201701368.

Sch. 2, Pt 1, def of AS/NZS 4415.1

am. F2018L01619.

Sch. 2, Pt 1, def of AS/NZS 4415.2

am. F2018L01619.

Sch. 2, Pt 1, def of AS/NZS 4415.2 note

am. F2018L01619.

Sch 2, Pt 1, table item 1.4

am. F2017L01368.