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This instrument amends the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2015 which sets the taxes for transmitter licences.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Registered 28 Feb 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Mar-2020
Tabled Senate23-Mar-2020
Date of repeal 28 Aug 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

 

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2020 (No. 1)

 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes the following determination under subsection 7(1) of the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983.

Dated: 27 February 2020

Nerida O’Loughlin

[signed]

Member

 

Chris Jose

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

 

 

 


 

1  Name

                   This is the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2020 (No. 1).

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences at the start of the day after the day it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Note:    The Federal Register of Legislation may be accessed free of charge at www.legislation.gov.au.  

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 7(1) of the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Act 1983.

4  Amendments

                   The instrument that is specified in Schedule 1 is amended as set out in the applicable items in that Schedule.

 


 

Schedule 1—Amendments

Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Determination 2015 (F2015L00322)

1  Part 3

Repeal the Part, substitute:

Part 3    Transitional arrangements relating to the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2020 (No. 1)

3.1       Definitions for Part 3

In this Part:

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

Amendment Determination means the Radiocommunications (Transmitter Licence Tax) Amendment Determination 2020 (No. 1).

pre-amendment Determination means this Determination as in force immediately before the amendment day.

3.2       Transitional arrangements on or after commencement of the Amendment Determination

               (1)     Despite Part 2 of this Determination, if:

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

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

(c)     the licence comes into force before 5 April 2020;

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

Note 1:       If a licence is issued before the amendment day, the pre-amendment Determination is used to work out the amount of transmitter licence tax, whether or not the licence comes into force before 5 April 2020.

Note 2:       If a licence is issued on or after the amendment day, and comes into force on or after 5 April 2020, this Determination as amended by the Amendment Determination is used to work out the amount of transmitter licence tax.

               (2)     Despite Part 2 of this Determination, if:

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

(b)     the anniversary day is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2020;

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

Note 1:       If, for a transmitter licence, the anniversary day is before the amendment day, the pre-amendment Determination is used to work out the amount of transmitter licence tax.

Note 2:       If, for a transmitter licence, the anniversary day is on or after 5 April 2020, this Determination as amended by the Amendment Determination is used to work out the amount of transmitter licence tax.

               (3)     Despite Part 2 of this Determination, if:

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

(b)     the day on which the tax is payable is on or after the amendment day but before 5 April 2020;

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

Note 1:       If tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence on a particular day, and that day is before the amendment day, the pre-amendment Determination is used to work out the amount of transmitter licence tax.

Note 2:       If tax is imposed on the holding of a transmitter licence on a particular day, and that day is on or after 5 April 2020, this Determination as amended by the Amendment Determination is used to work out the amount of transmitter licence tax.

Note 3:       Subsections 6(5) and (6) of the Act impose tax on the holding of a licence.

2  Schedule 2, Table 202

Repeal the table and the note, substitute:

Table 202

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

1.2308

1.2308

1.2308

1.2308

1.2308

 

>30–70

2.7801

1.0859

0.5776

0.1246

0.0622

 

>70–399.9

2.8523

1.1706

0.5357

0.1201

0.0599

 

>399.9–403

2.8523

1.5973

0.7308

0.1246

0.0622

 

>403–520

2.8523

2.1139

0.7308

0.1246

0.0000

 

>520–960

2.8523

1.5973

0.7308

0.1246

0.0622

 

>960–2 690

2.8480

0.6392

0.2955

0.1486

0.0742

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

2.8449

0.5285

0.2142

0.1774

0.0887

 

>5.0–8.5

2.4019

0.4441

0.2068

0.0941

0.0456

 

>8.5–14.5

1.0585

0.3811

0.0901

0.0066

0.0031

 

>14.5–31.3

1.0585

0.2818

0.0619

0.0066

0.0031

 

>31.3–51.4

0.2887

0.1537

0.0334

0.0011

0.0006

 

>51.4

0.0285

0.0029

0.0029

0.0003

0.0003

 

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

3  Schedule 2, Table 206

Repeal the table and the note, substitute:

Table 206

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High
density

Medium density

Low
density

Remote density

MHz

0–30

0.1231

0.1231

0.1231

0.1231

0.1231

>30–70

0.2780

0.1086

0.0578

0.0125

0.0062

>70–399.9

0.2852

0.1171

0.0536

0.0120

0.0060

>399.9–403

0.2852

0.1597

0.0731

0.0125

0.0062

>403–520

0.2852

0.2114

0.0731

0.0125

0.0000

>520–960

0.2852

0.1597

0.0731

0.0125

0.0062

>960–2 690

0.2848

0.0639

0.0295

0.0149

0.0074

GHz

>2.69–5.0

0.2845

0.0529

0.0214

0.0177

0.0089

>5.0–8.5

0.2402

0.0444

0.0207

0.0094

0.0046

>8.5–14.5

0.1058

0.0381

0.0090

0.0007

0.0003

>14.5–31.3

0.1058

0.0282

0.0062

0.0007

0.0003

>31.3–51.4

0.0289

0.0154

0.0033

0.0001

0.0001

>51.4

0.0029

0.0003

0.0003

0.0000

0.0000

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

4  Schedule 2, Table 302

Repeal the table and the note, substitute:

Table 302

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

90.9978

90.9978

90.9978

90.9978

90.9978

 

>30–70

205.5516

80.2847

42.7046

9.2158

4.5973

 

>70–399.9

210.8870

86.5480

39.6046

8.8783

4.4286

 

>399.9–403

210.8870

118.0967

54.0293

9.2158

4.5973

 

>403–520

210.8870

156.2968

54.0293

9.2158

0.0000

 

>520–960

210.8870

118.0967

54.0293

9.2158

4.5973

 

>960–2 690

210.5707

47.2598

21.8479

10.9872

5.4831

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

210.3387

39.0774

15.8376

13.1172

6.5586

 

>5.0–8.5

177.5880

32.8351

15.2893

6.9593

3.3742

 

>8.5–14.5

78.2602

28.1745

6.6640

0.4850

0.2320

 

>14.5–31.3

78.2602

20.8356

4.5762

0.4850

0.2320

 

>31.3–51.4

21.3418

11.3668

2.4674

0.0844

0.0422

 

>51.4

2.1089

0.2109

0.2109

0.0211

0.0211

 

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

5  Schedule 2, Table 305A

Repeal the table and the example, substitute:

Table 305A

Column 1

State or territory of the licence

Column 2

Tax rate ($)

 

Australian Capital Territory

$1,274

 

New South Wales

$120,573

 

Northern Territory

$3,372

 

Queensland

$89,355

 

South Australia

$20,311

 

Tasmania

$485

 

Victoria

$103,249

 

Western Australia

$22,936

 

Example:    A harmonised government spectrum area licence authorises the use, by transmitters, of 10 MHz in every part of South Australia.  The base amount for the licence on 6 April 2020 is: 10 x 20,311 = $203,110.

6  Schedule 2, Table 402

Repeal the table and the note, substitute:

Table 402

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

22.7494

22.7494

22.7494

22.7494

14.4457

 

>30–70

51.3879

20.0712

10.6762

2.3039

0.7298

 

>70–399.9

52.7218

21.6370

9.9011

2.2196

0.7030

 

>399.9–403

52.7218

29.5242

13.5073

2.3039

0.7298

 

>403–520

52.7218

39.0742

13.5073

2.3039

0

 

>520–960

52.7218

29.5242

13.5073

2.3039

0.7298

 

>960–2 690

1.2444

0.2793

0.1291

0.0649

0.0324

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

1.2430

0.2309

0.0936

0.0775

0.0388

 

>5.0–8.5

1.0495

0.1940

0.0904

0.0411

0.0199

 

>8.5–14.5

0.4625

0.1665

0.0394

0.0029

0.0014

 

>14.5–31.3

0.4625

0.1231

0.0270

0.0029

0.0014

 

>31.3–51.4

0.1261

0.0672

0.0146

0.0005

0.0002

 

>51.4

0.0125

0.0012

0.0012

0.0001

0.0001

 

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

7  Schedule 2, Table 502

Repeal the table and the note, substitute:

Table 502

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

90.9978

90.9978

90.9978

90.9978

57.0476

 

>30–70

205.5516

80.2847

42.7046

9.2158

2.8821

 

>70–399.9

210.8870

86.5480

39.6046

8.8783

2.7764

 

>399.9–403

210.8870

118.0967

54.0293

9.2158

2.8821

 

>403–520

210.8870

156.2968

54.0293

9.2158

0

 

>520–960

210.8870

118.0967

54.0293

9.2158

2.8821

 

>960–2 690

1.2444

0.2793

0.1291

0.0649

0.0324

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

1.2430

0.2309

0.0936

0.0775

0.0388

 

>5.0–8.5

1.0495

0.1940

0.0904

0.0411

0.0199

 

>8.5–14.5

0.4625

0.1665

0.0394

0.0029

0.0014

 

>14.5–31.3

0.4625

0.1231

0.0270

0.0029

0.0014

 

>31.3–51.4

0.1261

0.0672

0.0146

0.0005

0.0002

 

>51.4

0.0125

0.0012

0.0012

0.0001

0.0001

 

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

8  Schedule 2, Table 602

Repeal the table and the note, substitute:

Table 602

Frequency range

Amount ($)

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low density

Remote density

MHz

 

0–30

0.6314

0.6314

0.6314

0.6314

0.6314

 

>30–70

1.4262

0.5571

0.2963

0.0639

0.0319

 

>70–399.9

1.4632

0.6005

0.2748

0.0616

0.0307

 

>399.9–960

1.4632

0.8194

0.3749

0.0639

0.0319

 

>960–2 690

1.4610

0.3279

0.1516

0.0762

0.0380

 

GHz

 

>2.69–5.0

1.4594

0.2711

0.1099

0.0910

0.0455

 

>5.0–8.5

1.2322

0.2278

0.1061

0.0483

0.0234

 

>8.5–14.5

0.5430

0.1955

0.0462

0.0034

0.0016

 

>14.5–31.3

0.5430

0.1446

0.0318

0.0034

0.0016

 

>31.3–51.4

0.1481

0.0789

0.0171

0.0006

0.0003

 

>51.4

0.0146

0.0015

0.0015

0.0001

0.0001

 

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

9  Schedule 2, Table 702

Repeal the table, substitute:

Table 702


Item


Service

Amount

1

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

$41.83 per transmitter

2

Datacasting licence

$41.83 per transmitter

3

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

$41.83 per pair of spectrum accesses

4

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

$239 per pair of spectrum accesses

5

Television outside broadcast network

$420,514

6

Television outside broadcast system (Australia wide density area)

$45,058

7

Television outside broadcast system (high density area)

$8,332

8

Television outside broadcast system (medium density area)

$3,879

9

Television outside broadcast system (low density area)

$1,767

10

Television outside broadcast system (remote density area)

$885

11

PABX cordless telephone service

$41.83

12

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

$3,411,655 for each MHz on which the service may be operated

13

PMTS Class C 

$41.83

14

Wireless audio system

$41.83

10  Schedule 2, item 702A, paragraph (a) of the definition of 3.5 GHz band

Omit “3425”, substitute “3475”.

11  Schedule 2, sub-item 704A(3)

Omit “$0.0040”, substitute “$0.0041”.

12  Schedule 2, sub-item 704A(3B)

Omit “$0.0040”, substitute “$0.0041”.

13  Schedule 2, Table 802

Repeal the table and the note, substitute:

Table 802

Item

Location of open narrowcasting service

Amount ($)

1

Sydney

$41,591

2

Melbourne

$41,591

3

Brisbane

$15,096

4

Adelaide

$15,096

5

Perth

$15,096

6

Perth City

$15,096

7

Newcastle

$3,851

8

Canberra

$3,851

9

Wollongong

$3,851

10

Gold Coast

$3,851

11

Gosford

$3,851

12

Penrith

$3,851

13

Hobart

$1,696

14

Geelong

$1,696

15

Nambour

$1,696

16

Townsville

$1,696

17

Cairns

$1,696

18

Any other location

$1,000

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

14  Schedule 2, sub-item 803(2)

Omit “$984”, substitute “$1000” (both occurrences).

15  Schedule 2, Table 802A

Repeal the table, substitute:

Table 802A

Frequency range

Amount ($)

 

Area density

 

Australia wide

High density

Medium density

Low
density

Remote density

 

MHz

 

 

0–30

1.2308

1.2308

1.2308

1.2308

1.2308

 

 

>30–70

2.7801

1.0859

0.5776

0.1246

0.0622

 

 

>70–399.9

2.8523

1.1706

0.5357

0.1201

0.0599

 

 

>399.9–403

2.8523

1.5973

0.7308

0.1246

0.0622

 

 

>403–520

2.8523

2.1139

0.7308

0.1246

0.0000

 

 

>520–960

2.8523

1.5973

0.7308

0.1246

0.0622

 

 

>960–2 690

2.8480

0.6392

0.2955

0.1486

0.0742

 

 

GHz

 

 

>2.69–5.0

2.8449

0.5285

0.2142

0.1774

0.0887

 

 

>5.0–8.5

2.4019

0.4441

0.2068

0.0941

0.0456

 

 

>8.5–17.3

1.0585

0.3811

0.0901

0.0066

0.0031

 

 

>17.3–31.3

0.7409

0.1973

0.0309

0.0033

0.0000

 

 

>31.3–51.4

0.2021

0.1076

0.0167

0.0006

0.0000

 

 

>51.4

0.0285

0.0029

0.0029

0.0003

0.0003

 

 

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

16  Schedule 2, item 803A, heading

Omit “Space licence”, insert “Space licence – 2483.5 MHz to 2500 MHz”.

17  Schedule 2, after item 803A

Insert

803AA Space licence – above 10.7 GHz

If a spectrum access under a space licence involves the use of spectrum in one of the following frequency ranges, the annual amount of tax in respect of the spectrum access is the minimum annual amount:

(a)     from 10.7 GHz up to and including 11.7 GHz;

(b)     from 18.2 GHz up to and including 18.8 GHz;

(c)     from 19.3 GHz up to and including 19.7 GHz.

18  Schedule 2, Table 902

Repeal the table, substitute:

Table 902

Item

Station

Amount ($)

1

Amateur station

$51.32

2

Limited coast marine rescue station

$41.83

3

Limited coast non‑assigned station

$41.83

4

Outpost non‑assigned station

$41.83

5

Scientific non‑assigned station

$41.83

6

Ship station class B non‑assigned

$41.83

7

Ship station class C non‑assigned

$41.83

8

Sound outside broadcast station

$41.83

9

Temporary fixed link station

$2,330.08

19  Dictionary, subparagraph (a)(i) of the definition of low power spectrum access

Omit “201(1)(u) and (v)”, substitute “201(1)(s) and (t)”.

20  Dictionary, after subparagraph (a)(i) of the definition of low power spectrum access

Insert:

            (ia)       item 205;

21  Dictionary, definition of minimum annual amount

Omit “$41.17”, substitute “$41.83”.