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This instrument declares the part of the radiofrequency spectrum from 25.1 to 27.5 GHz as being subject to re-allocation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) under Part 3.6 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 by issuing spectrum licences with respect to areas named in the instrument.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 55
Registered 24 Oct 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate11-Nov-2019

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Radiocommunications (Spectrum Re-allocation—26 GHz Band) Declaration 2019

 

Radiocommunications Act 1992

 

 

I, PAUL FLETCHER, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts having had regard to a recommendation given to me by the Australian Communications and Media Authority under subsection 153F(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, make the following declaration.

Dated 18 October 2019

PAUL FLETCHER

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts


1.  Name

                   This instrument is the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Re-allocation — 26GHz Band) Declaration 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

 

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 153B(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

4  Interpretation

Note 1:       A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)    ACMA;

(b)    re-allocation deadline;

(c)    re-allocation period;

(d)    spectrum;

(e)    spectrum licence;

(f)    spectrum re-allocation declaration.

Note 2:       See also section 5, in relation to re-allocation deadline and re-allocation period.

 

             (1)  In this instrument:

Act means Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Hierarchical Cell Identification Scheme or HCIS means the Hierarchical Cell Identification Scheme used as a part of the Australian Spectrum Map Grid 2012 document published by the ACMA on its website, as the document existed at the time this instrument was made.

             (2)  In this instrument, a reference to a part of the spectrum includes all frequencies that are greater than the lower frequency, up to and including the higher frequency.

5  Spectrum re-allocation

(1)   The part of the spectrum from 25.1 GHz to 27.0 GHz is subject to re-allocation under Part 3.6 of the Act:

(a)    by issuing spectrum licences under Subdivision B of Division 1 of Part 3.2 of the Act (see section 153L of the Act); and

(b)   with respect to the named areas listed in Items 1 to 27 in the table in subsection (4).

(2)   The part of the spectrum from 27.0 GHz to 27.5 GHz is subject to re-allocation under Part 3.6 of the Act:

(a)    by issuing spectrum licences under Subdivision B of Division 1 of Part 3.2 of the Act (see section 153L of the Act); and

(b)   with respect to the named areas listed in Items 1 to 26, 28 and 29 in the table in subsection (4).

(3)   For this spectrum re-allocation declaration:

(a)    the re-allocation period is the period of 3 years beginning at the start of the 21st day after this instrument commences; and

(b)   the re-allocation deadline is the end of the day before the second anniversary of the start of the re-allocation period.

(4) The area (named area) referred to in column 1 in the following table is to be ascertained as the composite of the areas, described using identifiers from the Hierarchical Cell Identification Scheme, set out in column 2.

Note 1:       The HCIS is a naming convention for areas on the Australian Spectrum Map Grid 2012 (ASMG), which is a system used by the ACMA to define geographic areas for radiocommunications licensing. A document describing the ASMG and HCIS, as well as spatial datasets describing each HCIS area could, at the time this instrument was made, be found on the ACMA’s website (http://www.acma.gov.au)

Note 2:       A tool to convert lists of HCIS area descriptions, such as the list contained in the below table, into Placemark files to allow these areas to be visualised using computer mapping software could, at the time this instrument was made, be found on the ACMA’s website (http://www.acma.gov.au).

 

Areas with respect to which this spectrum re-allocation declaration applies

Item

Column 1

Named area

Column 2

Areas forming the named area (HCIS Identifiers)

1

Adelaide

IW3J, IW3K, IW3L, IW3N, IW3O, IW3P, IW6B, IW6C, IW6D, IW6F, IW6G, IW6H, IW3E5, IW3E6, IW3E8, IW3E9, IW3F4, IW3F5, IW3F6, IW3F7, IW3F8, IW3F9, IW3G4, IW3G5, IW3G6, IW3G7, IW3G8, IW3G9, IW3H4, IW3H5, IW3H6, IW3H7, IW3H8, IW3H9, IW3I2, IW3I3, IW3I5, IW3I6, IW3I8, IW3I9, IW3M2, IW3M3, IW3M5, IW3M6, IW3M8, IW3M9, IW6A2, IW6A3, IW6A5, IW6A6, IW6A8, IW6A9, IW6E2, IW6E3, IW6E5, IW6E6, IW6E8, IW6E9, IW6K1, IW6K2, IW6K3, IW6K4, IW6K5, IW6K6, IW6L1, JW1E4, JW1E7, JW1I1, JW1I4, JW1I7, JW1M1, JW1M4

2

Albany

BW3P7, BW3P8, BW3P9, BW6D1, BW6D2, BW6D3, BW6D4, BW6D5, BW6D6, CW1M7, CW4A1, CW4A4

3

Albury

LW8D, LW5P7, LW5P8, LW5P9, LW6M7, LW9A1, LW9A4, LW9A7

4

Armidale

NU7G8, NU7G9, NU7K2, NU7K3

5

Bendigo

KW9I5, KW9I6, KW9I8, KW9I9, KW9J4, KW9J5, KW9J6, KW9J7, KW9J8, KW9J9, KW9M2, KW9M3, KW9M5, KW9M6, KW9N1, KW9N2, KW9N3, KW9N4, KW9N5, KW9N6

6

Brisbane/

Lismore/

Sunshine Coast/

Toowoomba

NT9, NT5G, NT5H, NT5K, NT5L, NT5O, NT5P, NT6E, NT6F, NT6G, NT6H, NT6I, NT6J, NT6K, NT6L, NT6M, NT6N, NT6O, NT6P, NT7H, NT7L, NT8C, NT8D, NT8E, NT8F, NT8G, NT8H, NT8I, NT8J, NT8K, NT8L, NT8O, NT8P, NU3A, NU3B, NU3C, NU3D, NU3F, NU3G, NU3H, NU3J, NU3K, NU3L, NU3O, NU3P, NT5C4, NT5C5, NT5C6, NT5C7, NT5C8, NT5C9, NT5D4, NT5D5, NT5D6, NT5D7, NT5D8, NT5D9, NT6A4, NT6A5, NT6A6, NT6A7, NT6A8, NT6A9, NT6B4, NT6B5, NT6B6, NT6B7, NT6B8, NT6B9, NT6C4, NT6C5, NT6C6, NT6C7, NT6C8, NT6C9, NT6D4, NT6D5, NT6D6, NT6D7, NT6D8, NT6D9, NT7G2, NT7G3, NT7G5, NT7G6, NT7G8, NT7G9, NT7K2, NT7K3, NT7K5, NT7K6, NT7K8, NT7K9, NT7O2, NT7O3, NT7O5, NT7O6, NT7P1, NT7P2, NT7P3, NT7P4, NT7P5, NT7P6, NT8M1, NT8M2, NT8M3, NT8M4, NT8M5, NT8M6, NT8N1, NT8N2, NT8N3, NT8N4, NT8N5, NT8N6, NU2C1, NU2C2, NU2C3, NU2D1, NU2D2, NU2D3, NU2D5, NU2D6, NU2D8, NU2D9, NU2H2, NU2H3, NU3E1, NU3E2, NU3E3, NU3E5, NU3E6, NU3E8, NU3E9, NU3I2, NU3I3, NU3I6, NU3I9, NU3M3, NU3M6, NU3N1, NU3N2, NU3N3, NU3N4, NU3N5, NU3N6

7

Bundaberg/ Hervey Bay

NS8N, NS8O, NT2B, NT2C, NS8M2, NS8M3, NS8M5, NS8M6, NS8M8, NS8M9, NT2A2, NT2A3, NT2D7, NT2D8, NT2D9, NT2G1, NT2G2, NT2G3, NT2G4, NT2G5, NT2G6, NT2H1, NT2H2, NT2H3, NT2H4, NT2H5, NT2H6

8

Cairns

LQ1O, LQ1P, LQ1K7, LQ1K8, LQ1K9, LQ1L7, LQ1L8, LQ1L9, LQ4C1, LQ4C2, LQ4C3, LQ4C4, LQ4C5, LQ4C6, LQ4D1, LQ4D2, LQ4D3, LQ4D4, LQ4D5, LQ4D6

9

Canberra

MW5E, MW4D6, MW4D9, MW4H3, MW4H9, MW4L3, MW5A4, MW5A5, MW5A6, MW5A7, MW5A8, MW5A9, MW5B4, MW5B7, MW5F1, MW5F4, MW5F7, MW5I1, MW5I2, MW5I3, MW5J1

10

Coffs Harbour

NU9A, NU9E, NU8D9, NU8H3, NU8H6, NU8H9

11

Darwin

GO7C, GO7D, GO7G, GO7H, GO7K, GO7L, GO8A, GO8E, GO8I

12

Forster/

Tuncurry

NV5B6, NV5B9, NV5C4, NV5C5, NV5C7, NV5C8, NV5F3, NV5G1, NV5G2

13

Hobart

LY9N, LY9I8, LY9I9, LY9J7, LY9J8, LY9J9, LY9K7, LY9K8, LY9M2, LY9M3, LY9M5, LY9M6, LY9M8, LY9M9, LY9O1, LY9O2, LY9O4, LY9O5, LY9O7, LY9O8, LZ3A2, LZ3A3, LZ3B1,LZ3B2, LZ3B3, LZ3C1, LZ3C2

14

Launceston

LY6E, LY5H3, LY5H6, LY5H9, LY5L3, LY5L6, LY6F1, LY6F4, LY6F7, LY6I1, LY6I2, LY6I3, LY6I4, LY6I5, LY6I6, LY6J1, LY6J4

15

Mackay

MR8A, MR5M7, MR5M8, MR5M9

16

Margaret River

AV9P6, AV9P9, AW3D3, BV7M4, BV7M5, BV7M7, BV7M8, BW1A1, BW1A2

17

Melbourne/

Ballarat

KX2L, KX3I, KX3J, KX3K, KX3L, KX3N, KX3O, KX3P, KX6B, KX6C, KX6D, KX6F, KX6G, KX6H, KX6J, KX6K, KX6L, LX1I, LX1M, LX1N, LX1O, LX4A, LX4B, LX4C, LX4E, LX4I, KX2G9, KX2H7, KX2H8, KX2H9, KX2K3, KX2K6, KX2K9, KX3E7, KX3E8, KX3E9, KX3F7, KX3F8, KX3F9, KX3G7, KX3G8, KX3G9, KX3H4, KX3H5, KX3H6, KX3H7, KX3H8, KX3H9, KX3M2, KX3M3, KX3M5, KX3M6, KX3M8, KX3M9, KX6A2, KX6A3, KX6A5, KX6A6, KX6A8, KX6A9, KX6E2, KX6E3, KX6E5, KX6E6, KX6E8, KX6E9, KX6I2, KX6I3, KX6I5, KX6I6, KX6I8, KX6I9, LX1E4, LX1E7, LX1E8, LX1E9, LX1J1, LX1J4, LX1J5, LX1J6, LX1J7, LX1J8, LX1J9, LX1K4, LX1K7, LX4F1, LX4F2, LX4F4, LX4F5, LX4F7, LX4F8, LX4J1, LX4J2, LX4J4, LX4J5, LX4J7, LX4J8

18

Mildura

KW1A4, KW1A5, KW1A6, KW1A7, KW1A8, KW1A9, KW1E1, KW1E2, KW1E3

19

Port Macquarie

NV2H, NV2L1, NV2L2, NV2L3

20

Rockhampton

MS6F, MS6G, MS6B7, MS6B8, MS6B9, MS6C7, MS6C8, MS6C9, MS6J1, MS6J2, MS6J3, MS6K1, MS6K2, MS6K3

21

Shepparton/ Mooroopna

LW7F, LW7G1, LW7G4, LW7G7, LW7J1, LW7J2, LW7J3, LW7K1

22

Sydney/

Bathurst

NW1, MV8G, MV9I, MV9J, MV9K, MV9L, MV9M, MV9N, MV9O, MV9P, MW3C, MW3D, MW3G, MW3H, MW3K, MW3L, MW3O, MW3P, MW6C, MW6D, NV4N, NV4O, NV4P, NV5M, NV5N, NV5O, NV5P, NV7B, NV7C, NV7D, NV7E, NV7F, NV7G, NV7H, NV7I, NV7J, NV7K, NV7L, NV7M, NV7N, NV7O, NV7P, MV8F3, MV8F6, MV8F9, MV8H4, MV8H5, MV8H6, MV8H7, MV8H8, MV8H9, MV8J3, MV8K1, MV8K2, MV8K3, MV8L1, MV8L2, MV8L3, MV9D6, MV9D9, MV9E4, MV9E5, MV9E6, MV9E7, MV9E8, MV9E9, MV9F4, MV9F5, MV9F6, MV9F7, MV9F8, MV9F9, MV9G4, MV9G5, MV9G6, MV9G7, MV9G8, MV9G9, MV9H3, MV9H4, MV9H5, MV9H6, MV9H7, MV9H8, MV9H9, MW3B2, MW3B3, MW3B5, MW3B6, MW3B8, MW3B9, MW3F2, MW3F3, MW3F5, MW3F6, MW3F8, MW3F9, MW3J2, MW3J3, NV4I5, NV4I6, NV4I8, NV4I9, NV4J4, NV4J5, NV4J6, NV4J7, NV4J8, NV4J9, NV4K4, NV4K5, NV4K6, NV4K7, NV4K8, NV4K9, NV4L4, NV4L5, NV4L6, NV4L7, NV4L8, NV4L9, NV4M2, NV4M3, NV4M5, NV4M6, NV4M8, NV4M9, NV5I4, NV5I5, NV5I6, NV5I7, NV5I8, NV5I9, NV5J4, NV5J5, NV5J6, NV5J7, NV5J8, NV5J9, NV5K4, NV5K5, NV5K6, NV5K7, NV5K8, NV5K9, NV5L4, NV5L5, NV5L6, NV5L7, NV5L8, NV5L9, NV7A2, NV7A3, NV7A4, NV7A5, NV7A6, NV7A7, NV7A8, NV7A9

23

Townsville

LR2C, LR2D, LR2G, LR2H

24

Traralgon/ Morwell

LX5A6, LX5A8, LX5A9, LX5B4, LX5B5, LX5B6, LX5B7, LX5B8, LX5B9, LX5C4, LX5C5, LX5C7, LX5C8, LX5F1, LX5F2, LX5F3, LX5G1, LX5G2

25

Wagga Wagga

LW6B

26

Warrnambool

KX4F2, KX4F3, KX4F5, KX4F6, KX4F8, KX4F9, KX4G1, KX4G2, KX4G4, KX4G5, KX4G7, KX4G8

27

Perth/Bunbury

BV1I, BV1J, BV1K, BV1L, BV1M, BV1N, BV1O, BV1P, BV2I, BV2J, BV2M, BV2N, BV4A, BV4B, BV4C, BV4D, BV4E, BV4F, BV4G, BV4H, BV4I, BV4J, BV4K, BV4L, BV4O, BV5A, BV5B, BV5E, BV5F, BV5I, BV5J, BV7C, BV7G, BV1E7, BV1E8, BV1E9, BV1F7, BV1F8, BV1F9, BV1G7, BV1G8, BV1G9, BV1H7, BV1H8, BV1H9, BV2E7, BV2E8, BV2E9, BV2F7, BV2F8, BV2F9, BV4M1, BV4M2, BV4M3, BV4N1, BV4N2, BV4N3, BV4P1, BV4P2, BV4P3, BV4P4, BV4P5, BV4P7, BV4P8, BV5M1, BV5M2, BV5M3, BV5N1, BV5N2, BV5N3, BV7D1, BV7D2, BV7D4, BV7D5, BV7D7, BV7D8, BV7H1, BV7H2, BV7H4, BV7H5, BV7H7, BV7H8, BV7K1, BV7K2, BV7K3, BV7L1, BV7L2

28

Bunbury

BV7G, BV7C4, BV7C5, BV7C6, BV7C7, BV7C8, BV7C9, BV7D4, BV7D5, BV7D7, BV7D8, BV7H1, BV7H2, BV7H4, BV7H5, BV7H7, BV7H8, BV7K1, BV7K2, BV7K3, BV7L1, BV7L2

29

Perth

BV1I, BV1J, BV1K, BV1L, BV1M, BV1N, BV1O, BV1P, BV2I, BV2J, BV2M, BV2N, BV4A, BV4B, BV4C, BV4D, BV4E, BV4F, BV4G, BV4H, BV4I, BV4J, BV4K, BV4L, BV5A, BV5B, BV5E, BV5F, BV5I, BV5J, BV1E7, BV1E8, BV1E9, BV1F7, BV1F8, BV1F9, BV1G7, BV1G8, BV1G9, BV1H7, BV1H8, BV1H9, BV2E7, BV2E8, BV2E9, BV2F7, BV2F8, BV2F9, BV4M1, BV4M2, BV4M3, BV4N1, BV4N2, BV4N3, BV4O1, BV4O2, BV4O3, BV4P1, BV4P2, BV4P3, BV5M1, BV5M2, BV5M3, BV5N1, BV5N2, BV5N3