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Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2022

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This instrument specifies the charges payable to the ACMA for considering and processing applications for the issue and renewal of a range of licences as well as charges payable for other services provided by the ACMA, or for expenses incurred by the ACMA, under the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 , the Radiocommunications Act and instruments made under the Radiocommunications Act.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Registered 26 Sep 2022
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Tabled HR27-Sep-2022
Tabled Senate28-Sep-2022
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Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2022

 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes the following determination under subsection 60(1) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.

Dated: 21 September 2022

James Cameron

[signed]

Member

 

Brendan Byrne

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

 

 

 


Contents

Part 1—Preliminary. 3

1  Name. 3

2  Commencement 3

3  Authority. 3

4  Repeal of the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017. 3

5  Definitions. 3

6  References to other instruments. 10

Part 2—Charges relating to functions under the Radiocommunications Act 11

7  Purpose. 11

8  Charges. 11

9  Hourly rates of charge. 11

10  By whom and when is a charge payable?. 11

11  Persons who are not required to pay certain charges. 13

12  General service charge. 13

13  Assigned apparatus licence — administrative charges for instalment payments. 13

14  Non assigned apparatus licence — administrative charges for instalment payments. 13

15  PTS licences — administrative charges for instalment payments. 15

16  Rounding of amounts. 16

17  Remote and supplementary stations. 16

Part 3—Transitional arrangements. 17

18  Definitions. 17

19  Transitional arrangements – where a request for a service mentioned in Schedule 1 is made before commencement day  17

20  Transitional arrangements – applications to file a satellite system with the ITU before commencement day  17

21  Transitional arrangements – request to vary a spectrum licence. 17

22  Transitional arrangements – adjacent services listing and frequency scan report 18

Schedule 1—Charges. 19

Part 1—Charges payable for device testing. 19

Part 2—Charges relating to apparatus licences. 19

Part 3—Charges for permits, certificates or exemptions. 30

Part 4—Charges for examinations. 32

Part 5—Charges relating to spectrum licences. 33

Part 6—Charges relating to satellite filing and coordination. 34

Part 7—Charges relating to miscellaneous services/matters. 35

 


Part 1—Preliminary

1  Name

                   This is the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2022.

2  Commencement

                        This instrument commences on 1 October 2022.

Note:   This instrument will be registered on the Federal Register of Legislation which may be accessed free of charge at www.legislation.gov.au.

3  Authority

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

4  Repeal of the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017

                   The Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017 (F2017L00328) is repealed.

5  Definitions

             (1)  In this instrument:

Accreditation Rules means the Radiocommunications Accreditation (General) Rules 2021.

accredited person means a person who holds an accreditation of a kind specified in the Accreditation Rules.

ACMA Act means the Australian Communications and Media Authority 2005.

adjacent services listing means a list of the technical details of radiocommunications devices listed in the Register of Radiocommunications Licences within a specified frequency range and within a specified radius of a particular geographic location.

aeronautical assigned system station means a system of one or more associated aeronautical stations operating on an assigned frequency.

aeronautical licence (aeronautical assigned system station) means an aeronautical licence that authorises the operation of an aeronautical assigned system station.

aircraft licence (aircraft assigned station) means an aircraft licence that authorises the operation of an aircraft assigned station.

amateur licence (amateur advanced station) means an amateur licence that authorises the operation of an amateur advanced station.

amateur licence (amateur beacon station) means an amateur licence that authorises the operation of an amateur beacon station.

amateur licence (amateur foundation station) means an amateur licence that authorises the operation of an amateur foundation station.

amateur licence (amateur repeater station) means an amateur licence that authorises the operation of an amateur repeater station.

amateur licence (amateur standard station) means an amateur licence that authorises the operation of an amateur standard station.

apparatus licence has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act.

assigned apparatus licence means an apparatus licence that specifies the frequency on which, or frequency range within which, a radiocommunications device may operate, but does not include a category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence, category 2 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence or a category 3 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence.

Broadcasting LCD means:

(a) the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Broadcasting Licence) Determination 2015; or

(b) if a later determination replaces that instrument – the later determination.

broadcasting licence (high frequency) means a broadcasting licence authorising the use of a high frequency channel.

category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act.

category 2 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act.

category 3 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act.

certificate of proficiency has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act.

credit account means a facility provided by the ACMA to enable credit account holders to pay radiocommunications charges on credit terms.

credit account holder means a person who is provided with a credit account by the ACMA.

earth licence (fixed earth station) means an earth licence that authorises the operation of a fixed earth station.

earth licence (mobile earth station) means an earth licence that authorises the operation of a mobile earth station.

Equipment Rules means the Radiocommunications Equipment (General) Rules 2021.

examination for a single module means an examination in relation to only one module of the curriculum that makes up the approved examination for the issuing of a certificate of proficiency under section 121 of the Radiocommunications Act.

Exemption Determination means the Radiocommunications (Exemption) Determination 2021.

fixed licence (900 MHz studio to transmitter link station) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a 900 MHz studio to transmitter link station.

fixed licence (point to multipoint station) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a point to multipoint station.

fixed licence (point to multipoint system) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a point to multipoint system.

fixed licence (point to multipoint - land mobile spectrum) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a point to multipoint station in spectrum allocated to the land mobile service in accordance with RALI MS22 400 MHz Plan.

fixed licence (point to point (5.8 GHz band) station) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a point to point (5.8 GHz band) station.

fixed licence (point to point (self-coordinated) station) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a point to point (self-coordinated) station.

fixed licence (point to point station) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a point to point station.

fixed licence (sound outside broadcast station) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a sound outside broadcast station.

fixed licence (television outside broadcast station) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a television outside broadcast station.

fixed licence (television outside broadcast system) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a television outside broadcast system.

fixed licence (temporary fixed link station) means a fixed licence that authorises the operation of a temporary fixed link station.

frequency assignment, in relation to a licence, means a frequency or frequency range specified in the licence for use under that licence.

frequency assignment certificate, for an apparatus licence, means a certificate issued under subsection 100(4A) of the Radiocommunications Act.

frequency scan report means a list of technical details of radiocommunications licences or devices published in the Register of Radiocommunications Licences within a specified frequency range or geographical area.

FSS only area-wide licence means an area-wide licence that includes a condition that only authorises the operation of a fixed earth station.

General Licensing Accreditation has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Accreditation Rules.

GST has the meaning given by section 195‑1 of the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999.

hourly rate see: subsection 9(1).

HPON Determination means:

(a)    the Radiocommunications (Allocation of Transmitter Licences – High Powered Open Narrowcasting Licences) Determination 2014; or

(b)   if a later determination replaces that instrument – the later determination.

HPON licence (short for high power open narrowcasting licence) means a transmitter licence that authorises the operation of a transmitter for the provision of an open narrowcasting service at a maximum power which exceeds:

(a) if the transmitter is operated in a residential area – 1 watt;

(b) if the transmitter is operated in a non-residential area – 10 watts.

instalment of tax, for an apparatus licence, means an amount of tax payable under a Tax Act:

(a)  on the anniversary of the day the licence came into force; or

(b)  on the holding of the licence.

ITU means the International Telecommunication Union.

land mobile licence (ambulatory station) means a land mobile licence that authorises the operation of an ambulatory station.

land mobile licence (ambulatory system) means a land mobile licence that authorises the operation of an ambulatory system.

land mobile licence (CB repeater station) means a land mobile licence that authorises the operation of a CB repeater station.

land mobile licence (land mobile system 0 – 30 MHz) means a land mobile licence authorising the operation of a land mobile system where the frequency assigned for the purpose of transmission is no more than 30 MHz.

land mobile licence (land mobile system greater than 30 MHz) means a land mobile licence authorising the operation of a land mobile system where the frequency assigned for the purpose of transmission is greater than 30 MHz.

land mobile licence (PABX cordless telephone service) means a land mobile licence that authorises the operation of a PABX cordless telephone service.

land mobile licence (paging system – exterior) means a land mobile licence that authorises the operation of a paging system not used to provide interior paging.

land mobile licence (paging system – interior paging) means a land mobile licence that authorises the operation of a paging system used to provide interior paging.

LPON licence (short for low power open narrowcasting licence) means a transmitter licence that authorises the operation of a transmitter for the provision of an open narrowcasting service at a maximum power which is equal to or less than:

(a) if the transmitter is operated in a residential area – 1 watt;

(b) if the transmitter is operated in a non-residential area – 10 watts.

maritime coast licence (limited coast assigned system) means a maritime coast licence that authorises the operation of a limited coast assigned system.

maritime coast licence (limited coast marine rescue station) means a maritime coast licence that authorises the operation of a limited coast marine rescue station.

maritime coast licence (limited coast non assigned station) means a maritime coast licence that authorises the operation of a limited coast non assigned station.

maritime coast licence (major coast A station) means a maritime coast licence that authorises the operation of a major coast A station.

maritime coast licence (major coast B station) means a maritime coast licence that authorises the operation of a major coast B station.

maritime ship licence (ship station class B assigned) means a maritime ship licence that authorises the operation of a maritime ship station that is a ship station class B assigned.

maritime ship licence (ship station class B non assigned) means a maritime ship licence that authorises the operation of a maritime ship station that is a ship station class B non assigned.

maritime ship licence (ship station class C assigned) means a maritime ship licence that authorises the operation of a maritime ship station that is a ship station class C assigned.

maritime ship licence (ship station class C non assigned) means a maritime ship licence that authorises the operation of a maritime ship station that is a ship station class C non assigned.

minimum charge: see subsection 14(6).

narrowband area service station licence means a broadcasting licence that authorises the operation of a narrowband area service station.

non assigned apparatus licence means an apparatus licence which does not specify the frequency on which, or frequency range within which, a radiocommunications device authorised by the licence may operate.

Note:          The frequencies on which a radiocommunications device authorised by a non assigned apparatus licence may operate are specified in a licence condition determination, made under section 110A of the Radiocommunications Act, that applies to the licence.

non-residential area has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting LCD.

open narrowcasting service has the same meaning as in section 18 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

outpost licence (outpost assigned station) means an outpost licence that authorises the operation of an outpost assigned station.

outpost licence (outpost non assigned station) means an outpost licence that authorises the operation of an outpost non assigned station.

permanent ban has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act.

provisional international broadcasting certificate has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act.

PTS licence (PMTS Class B) means a PTS licence that authorises the operation of a land station in a PMTS Class B.

PTS licence (PMTS Class C) means a PTS licence that authorises the operation of a land station in a PMTS Class C.

Radio Regulations means the document:

(a)    titled ‘Radio Regulations’; and

(b)   published by the ITU.

Note:          The Radio Regulations published by the ITU are not regulations made by the Governor‑General under the Radiocommunications Act. The Radio Regulations are available from the ITU website https://www.itu.int/.

Radiocommunications Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

radiocommunications charges means the charges described in section 8.

RALI MS22 400 MHz Plan means the Radiocommunications Assignment and Licensing Instruction (RALI) MS22 400 MHz Plan, published by the ACMA.

Note:          The RALI MS22 400 MHz Plan is available, free of charge, on the ACMA website https://www.acma.gov.au. 

Register of Radiocommunications Licences means the Register of Radiocommunications Licences established under section 143 of the Radiocommunications Act.

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

renewal application period statement, for an apparatus licence, has the meaning given by section 103A of the Radiocommunications Act.

renewal statement, for an apparatus licence, has the meaning given by section 103A of the Radiocommunications Act.

residential area has the same meaning as in the Broadcasting LCD.

satellite system has the meaning given by the Radio Regulations.

scientific licence (scientific assigned station) means a scientific licence that authorises the operation of a scientific assigned station.

scientific licence (scientific non assigned station) means a scientific licence that authorises the operation of a scientific non assigned station.

special hourly rate A: see subsection 9(2).

special hourly rate B: see subsection 9(3).

Specific Licensing Accreditation has the same meaning as in section 4 of the Accreditation Rules.

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.

spectrum licence has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act.

standard area-wide licence means an area-wide licence that is not a FSS only area-wide licence.

Tax Act means either of the following Acts:

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

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

transmitter licence has the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications Act.

Note 1:       A number of other expressions used in this instrument are defined in the ACMA Act, including the expression ‘the ACMA’.

Note 2:       In accordance with section 64 of the ACMA Act, a number of other expressions in this instrument have the same meaning as in the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015, including:

·       900 MHz studio to transmitter link station;

·       aeronautical licence;

·       aeronautical station;

·       aircraft assigned station;

·       aircraft licence;

·       amateur advanced station;

·       amateur beacon station;

·       amateur foundation station;

·       amateur licence;

·       amateur repeater station;

·       amateur standard station;

·       ambulatory station;

·       ambulatory system;

·       area-wide licence;

·       assigned basis;

·       broadcast service station;

·       broadcasting licence;

·       CB repeater station;

·       earth licence;

·       earth receive licence;

·       emergency position indicating radio beacon station (EPIRB);

·       fixed earth station;

·       fixed licence;

·       fixed receive licence;

·       high frequency;

·       interior paging;

·       land mobile licence;

·       land mobile service;

·       land mobile system;

·       land station;

·       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;

·       maritime ship licence;

·       maritime ship station;

·       mobile earth station;

·       narrowband area service station;

·       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 multipoint system;

·       point to point (5.8 GHz band) 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 station class B assigned;

·       ship station class B non assigned;

·       ship station class C assigned;

·       ship station class C non assigned;

·       sound outside broadcast station;

·       space licence;

·       space receive licence;

·       television outside broadcast station;

·       television outside broadcast system;

·       temporary fixed link station.

             (2)  In this instrument, unless otherwise specified, a reference to a part of the spectrum, a frequency band or a frequency range includes all frequencies that are greater than but not including the lower frequency, up to and including the higher frequency.

6  References to other instruments

                   In this instrument, 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 commencement of this instrument. 

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 relating to functions under the Radiocommunications Act

7  Purpose

             (1)  Under subsection 60(1) of the ACMA Act, the ACMA may make determinations fixing charges for:

(a)    services provided by the ACMA; and

(b)    any matter in relation to which expenses are incurred by the ACMA under the Acts specified in the subsection (including the Radiocommunications Act) or an instrument made under an Act specified in the subsection (other than the ACMA Act).

             (2)  This instrument fixes the charges that are to be applied in relation to:

(a)    services provided; and

(b)    expenses incurred,

by the ACMA in performing its functions or exercising its powers under the Radiocommunications Act and instruments made under that Act.

8  Charges

             (1)  Subject to sections 13, 14 and 15, for the purposes of section 60 of the ACMA Act, the charge mentioned in column 3 of an item of a Table in Schedule 1 is the charge fixed for:

(a)    provision of a service mentioned in column 2 of that item; or

(b)    the matter in column 2 of the item in relation to which expenses are incurred,

                   as the case requires.

             (2)  The charge includes GST, if applicable.

Hourly rates of charge

             (1)  In this instrument, the hourly rate of charge for each person providing a service or matter to which the hourly rate applies is:

(a)    for each completed hour – $226; and

(b)    for each part of an hour – the proportion of $226 equal to the proportion of an hour for which the charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 16.

             (2)  In this instrument, the special hourly rate A of charge for each person providing a service or matter to which the special hourly rate A applies is:

(a)    for each completed hour – $255; and

(b)    for each part of an hour – the proportion of $255 equal to the proportion of an hour for which the charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 16.

             (3)  In this instrument, the special hourly rate B of charge for each person providing a service or matter to which the special hourly rate B applies is:

(a)    for each completed hour – $620; and

(b)    for each part of an hour – the proportion of $620 equal to the proportion of an hour for which the charge is to be made, rounded in accordance with section 16.

10  By whom and when is a charge payable?

             (1)  The charge mentioned in subsection 12(1) is payable:

(a)    by the person for whom the service is provided; and

(b)    on the issue to the person of an invoice for the charge.

(2)   The charge mentioned in subsection 12(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.

             (3)  The charge for a service or matter mentioned in sections 13, 14 or 15 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.

             (4)  The charge for a service or matter mentioned in items 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.6.1, 2.8.1, 3.1.1, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 6.1.1, 7.3.1 and 7.3.2 of Schedule 1 is payable:

(a)    by the applicant; and

(b)    when the application is made.

             (5)  The charge for a service or matter mentioned in an item in Tables 1, 2 or 5 of Part 2 of Schedule 1, or in items 2.7.1, 2.7.2, 2.7.3, 2.7.4, 2.7.6 or 2.7.7 of Schedule 1, is payable:

(a)    by the person making the application or request for the licence or variation to a licence;

(b)    when the:

                              (i)  licence or variation to a licence is issued; or

                             (ii)  application for the issue of the licence or variation to a licence is refused, or taken to have been refused; or

                            (iii)  application for the issue of the licence or variation to a licence is withdrawn after consideration of the application by the ACMA has begun;

                            as the case requires.

             (6)  The charge payable for a service or matter mentioned in items 1.1.1, 2.4.4, 2.6.2, 2.7.5, 3.3.1, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.1.4, or an item in Tables 2 or 4 of Part 7 of Schedule 1 is payable:

(a)    by the person for whom the service or matter is provided, or for whom the expense is incurred;

(b)    on the issue to the person of an invoice for the charge.

             (7)  The charge payable for a service or matter mentioned in item 2.3.1 of Schedule 1 is payable:

(a)    by the applicant; and

(b)    in the manner, and at the time, specified in the HPON Determination.

             (8)  The charge payable for a service or matter mentioned in item 3.3.2 of Schedule 1 is payable:

(a)    by the person named, or to be named, in the notifiable instrument made under clause 1 of Schedule 1 to the Exemption Determination; and

(b)    on the issue to the person of an invoice for the charge.

             (9)  The charge payable for a service or matter mentioned in an item in Part 4 of Schedule 1 is payable:

(a)    by the person wishing to sit the relevant examination;

(b)    prior to the examination being conducted.

           (10)  The charge payable for the service or matter mentioned in item 7.1.1 of Schedule 1 is payable:

(a)    by the person to whom the document is issued;

(b)    when the document is issued.  

11  Persons who are not required to pay certain charges

                   A person who is exempt under regulations made under the Radiocommunications Taxes Collection Act 1983 from the payment of tax in respect of apparatus licences is not required to pay any charge in relation to the issue, renewal or transfer of an apparatus licence mentioned in this instrument.

12  General service charge

             (1)  If the ACMA provides a service 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 instrument; or

                             (ii)  in any other instrument made under section 60 of the ACMA Act,

                   the charge payable for the service is the hourly rate.

             (2)  If:

(a)    the ACMA incurs expenses in relation to a matter under the Radiocommunications Act, the ACMA Act or an instrument made under the Radiocommunications Act; and

(b)    no charge in relation to the matter is determined:

                              (i)  in any other section of this instrument; or

                             (ii)  in any other instrument 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.

13  Assigned apparatus licence — administrative charges for instalment payments

             (1)  This section applies if:

(a)    a person applies for:

                              (i)  the issue of an assigned apparatus licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Tables 1, 2, 3 or 4 of Part 2 of Schedule 1; or

                             (ii)  the renewal of an assigned apparatus licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Table 6 of Part 2 of Schedule 1; 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 (point to point (self-coordinated) station) — $4; and

(b)    for a fixed licence (point to point (5.8 GHz band) station) — $4; and

(c)    for any other licence — $4 for each frequency assignment requested.

14  Non assigned apparatus licence — administrative charges for instalment payments

             (1)  This section applies if:

(a)    a person applies for:

                              (i)  the issue of a non assigned apparatus licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Table 5 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (the reference item); or

                             (ii)  the renewal of a non assigned apparatus licence mentioned in column 2 of an item in Table 6 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (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 relevant 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 1.

Table 1

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 16.

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 relevant 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 relevant 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 2.

Table 2

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 16.

 

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 relevant 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 relevant 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 2.

Definitions

             (6)  The minimum charge is $4.

             (7)  In this section, the anniversary of effect of a licence is the anniversary of the day the licence came into force.

15  PTS licences — administrative charges for instalment payments

             (1)  This section applies if:

(a)    a person applies for the issue or renewal of a PTS licence (PMTS Class B) or PTS licence (PMTS Class C); 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) of the Tax Act applies; and

(b)    the charge for processing the payment of tax in accordance with the subsection is the hourly rate.

16  Rounding of amounts

If, under a provision of this instrument, 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)    paragraphs 9(1)(b), 9(2)(b) and 9(3)(b);

(b)   step 2 of Table 1 in subsection 14(3);

(c)    step 2 of Table 2 in subsection 14(4); and

(d)   Item 7.4.4 of Table 4 of Part 7 of Schedule 1.

17  Remote and supplementary stations

(1)   If an item in Schedule 1 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 2 of Schedule 1; and

(b)    a charge imposed under section 13;

the authorisation of the operation of remote or supplementary stations on transmit frequencies that are the same as the receive frequency of the principal station or stations is to be disregarded.

 

 

 

 

                                                          


Part 3—Transitional arrangements

18  Definitions

In this Part:

commencement day means the day on which this instrument commences.  

previous determination means the Radiocommunications (Charges) Determination 2017 as in force immediately before it was repealed. 

19  Transitional arrangements – where a request for a service mentioned in Schedule 1 is made before commencement day

(1)     Despite the repeal of the previous determination, if, before the commencement day, a person makes a request for a service mentioned in:

(a)    item 1.1.1 of Schedule 1 (to test a radiocommunications device);

(b)   item 7.2.1 of Schedule 1 (to provide radiofrequency assignment and licensing services); or

(c)    item 7.2.2 of Schedule 1 (to provide certain technical radiofrequency services);

the charge for the service is to be based on the hourly rate set out in item 1 of Schedule 1 to the previous determination.

(2)   Despite the repeal of the previous determination, if, before the commencement day, a person makes a request for the service mentioned in:

(a)    item 7.2.3 of Schedule 1 (to provide technical radiofrequency services);

(b)   item 7.2.4 of Schedule 1 (to provide technical radiofrequency services); or

(c)    item 7.2.7 of Schedule 1 (to investigate the cause of interference);

the charge for the service is to be based on the hourly rate set out in item 4 of Schedule 1 to the previous determination.

20  Transitional arrangements – applications to file a satellite system with the ITU before commencement day

(1)   Despite the repeal of the previous determination, if a person makes an application to file a satellite system with the ITU before the commencement day, the charge for the services mentioned in item 6.1.1 of Schedule 1 is the charge specified in item 5.1(a) of Schedule 2 to the previous determination.

(2)   Despite the repeal of the previous determination, if a person makes an application to file a satellite system with the ITU before the commencement day, the charge for the services mentioned in items 6.1.2, 6.1.3 or 6.1.4 of Schedule 1 is to be based on the hourly rate of charge set out in item 1 of Schedule 1 to the previous determination.

21  Transitional arrangements – request to vary a spectrum licence

Despite the repeal of the previous determination, if a person makes a request for the service mentioned in item 5.1.1 of Schedule 1 (to vary a spectrum licence under section 72 of the Radiocommunications Act) before the commencement day, the charge for the service is the charge set out in item 11.5 of Schedule 2 to the previous determination. 

22  Transitional arrangements – adjacent services listing and frequency scan report

Despite the repeal of the previous determination, if a person makes a request for a service mentioned in item 7.2.5 or 7.2.6 of Schedule 1 (to supply an adjacent services listing or a frequency scan report) before the commencement day, the charge for the service is the charge set out in item 10.5 of Schedule 2 to the previous determination.

 

 


Schedule 1—Charges

                                    (section 8)

Part 1—Charges payable for device testing

Table 1  Charges for testing of radiocommunications devices

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

1.1.1

Testing (on request by a person other than a member of a police force of a State or Territory or the Australian Federal Police) of radiocommunications devices (other than a device that is subject to a permanent ban) for compliance with the Radiocommunications Act and instruments made under that Act

special hourly rate B

 

Part 2—Charges relating to apparatus licences

Table 1  Charges relating to the issue of assigned apparatus licences – where application is accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

2.1.1

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of an assigned apparatus licence (other than a licence of a type mentioned in item 2.1.2), where the application is accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person

 

Note: All frequency assignments associated with transmitter licences are chargeable. Frequency assignments associated with receiver licences are only chargeable if there are no transmit spectrum accesses on the same licence. 

$26 per spectrum access

2.1.2

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences, where the application is accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    earth licence (fixed earth station);

(b)   earth licence (mobile earth station);

(c)    space licence;

(d)   space receive licence

Note: All frequency assignments associated with transmitter licences are chargeable. Frequency assignments associated with receiver licences are only chargeable if there are no transmit spectrum accesses on the same licence. 

$102 per spectrum access

Table 2  Charges relating to the issue of assigned apparatus licences – where application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

2.2.1

Considering an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences, and issuing it (if applicable), where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    amateur licence (amateur beacon station);

(b)   amateur licence (amateur repeater station)

$177 per licence

2.2.2

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of a land mobile licence (ambulatory station), where:

(a)    the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person; and

(b)   in considering the issue of the licence, the ACMA does not perform coordination procedures to minimise the risk of interference

$444 per spectrum access

2.2.3

 

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of a land mobile licence (ambulatory station) or land mobile licence (ambulatory system), where:

(a)    the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person; and

(b)   in considering the issue of the licence, the ACMA performs coordination procedures to minimise the risk of interference

$471 per spectrum access

2.2.4

 

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences, where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    fixed licence (point to multipoint station);

(b)   fixed licence (point to multipoint system);

(c)    fixed licence (point to multipoint – land mobile spectrum);

(d)   fixed licence (point to point station);

(e)    fixed licence (900 MHz studio to transmitter link station)

$471 per spectrum access

2.2.5

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences, where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    land mobile licence (land mobile system greater than 30 MHz);

(b)   land mobile licence (CB repeater station);

(c)    radiodetermination licence;

(d)   fixed licence (television outside broadcast station)

$482 per spectrum access

2.2.6

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences, where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    land mobile licence (land mobile system 0 -30 MHz);

(b)   land mobile licence (PABX cordless telephone service);

(c)    land mobile licence (paging system - exterior);

(d)   land mobile licence (paging system - interior paging);

(e)    maritime coast licence (limited coast assigned system)

$490 per spectrum access

2.2.7

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences, where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    aeronautical licence (aeronautical assigned system station);

(b)   fixed receive licence;

(c)    broadcasting licence (high frequency)

$500 per spectrum access

2.2.8

 

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of a scientific licence (scientific assigned station), where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person

$520 per spectrum access

2.2.9

 

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    earth licence (fixed earth station);

(b)   earth licence (mobile earth station)

$546 per spectrum access

2.2.10

 

Considering each frequency assignment requested in an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of a narrowband area service station licence, where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person

$565 per spectrum access

2.2.11

 

Considering an application for the issue of an assigned apparatus licence under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act (other than a licence referred to in item 2.2.12) and issuing it (if applicable), where:

(a)    the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate;

(b)   the application is one of a group of 2 or more applications all of which relate to an event with a duration of less than 2 weeks;

(c)    all the applications in the group are made at the same time;

(d)   all the applications are processed using an abridged frequency coordination procedure; and

(e)    the 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

$500 per licence

2.2.12

 

Considering an application for the issue of an assigned apparatus licence under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act and issuing it (if applicable), where:

(a)    the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate;

(b)   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;

(c)    all applications in the group are made at the same time;

(d)   all the applications are processed using an abridged frequency coordination procedure; and

(e)    the 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

$500 per licence

2.2.13

Considering an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences, and issuing it (if applicable), where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    PTS licence (PMTS Class B);

(b)   PTS licence (PMTS Class C);

(c)    fixed licence (point to point (5.8 GHz band) station);

(d)   fixed licence (point to point (self-coordinated) station)

$471 per licence

2.2.14

Considering an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences, and issuing it (if applicable), where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    fixed licence (television outside broadcast system);

(b)   outpost licence (outpost assigned station)

$482 per licence

2.2.15

Considering an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences and issuing it (if applicable), where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    maritime coast licence (major coast A station);

(b)   maritime coast licence (major coast B station);

(c)    major coast receive licence;

(d)   maritime ship licence (ship station class B assigned);

(e)    maritime ship licence (ship station class C assigned)

$490 per licence

2.2.16

Considering an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of an aircraft licence (aircraft assigned station), and issuing it (if applicable), where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person

$500 per licence

2.2.17

Considering an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of an earth receive licence and issuing it (if applicable), where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person

$546 per licence

2.2.18

Considering an application under section 99 of the Radiocommunications Act for the issue of any of the following licences and issuing it (if applicable), where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    space licence;

(b)   space receive licence

$576 per licence

 

Table 3  Charges relating to the issue of HPON licences

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

2.3.1

Considering an application to participate in a price-based allocation of an HPON licence in accordance with the HPON Determination

$471

 

Table 4  Charges relating to the issue of area-wide licences

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

2.4.1

Considering an application for the issue of a FSS only area-wide licence, and issuing it (if applicable)

$696

2.4.2

Considering an application for a standard area-wide licence, and issuing it (if applicable), where the ACMA is not required to assess the application against an application for an area-wide licence made by another person 

$847

2.4.3

Considering an application for the issue of a standard area-wide licence, and issuing it (if applicable), where the ACMA is required to assess the application against applications for an area-wide licence made by other persons

$847

2.4.4

Further charges related to the processing of an application for the issue of a standard area-wide licence (the first application) where the ACMA is required to assess the first application against one or more other applications for an area-wide licence

Note: If further charges are applicable, the ACMA will apportion the charge so that all applications that are assessed against each other will incur the same additional charge, determined using the hourly rate.

The amount worked out using the following formula:

 

where:

THR means the total hourly rate, an amount worked out by multiplying the hourly rate by the time taken to assess each of the first application and any other application against which the first application is assessed;

N means the number of applications for the licence against which the first application is assessed

Table 5  Charges relating to issue of non assigned apparatus licences

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

2.5.1

Considering an application for the issue of any of the following non assigned apparatus licences and issuing the licence (if applicable):

(a)    an amateur licence where the applicant holds any of the following kinds of certificates of proficiency:

(i)                 Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Advanced);

(ii)               Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Standard);

(iii)             Amateur Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency (Foundation);

(b)   maritime coast licence (limited coast non assigned station);

(c)    maritime coast licence (limited coast marine rescue station);

(d)   outpost licence (outpost non assigned station);

(e)    scientific licence (scientific non assigned station);

(f)    maritime ship licence (ship station class B non assigned);

(g)    maritime ship licence (ship station class C non assigned);

(h)   fixed licence (sound outside broadcast station);

(i)     fixed licence (temporary fixed link station)

$36

 

Table 6  Charges relating to renewal of apparatus licences

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

2.6.1

Considering an application for the renewal of an assigned apparatus or a non assigned apparatus licence that does not include a renewal statement or a renewal application period statement and renewing it (if applicable), where:

(a)    the application for renewal;

(b)   payment of the charge specified in column 3; and

(c)    payment of the tax imposed on the issue of the licence under a Tax Act;

are received while the licence is in force or within 60 days after the expiry date of the licence:

(d)   in the case of a fixed receive licence — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of reception;

(e)    in the case of a broadcasting licence for the operation of a broadcast service station — per licence;

(f)    in the case of a fixed licence (point to point (self-coordinated)) station — per licence;

(g)    in the case of a fixed licence (point to point (5.8 GHz band) station) — per licence;

(h)   in the case of PTS licence (PMTS Class B) or PTS licence (PMTS Class C) – per licence;

(i)     for any other assigned licence — for each frequency assigned, or requested for assignment, for the purpose of transmission; and

(j)     for any other non assigned licence – per licence

Note: Subsection 129(10) of the Radiocommunications Act specifies the circumstances in which an application for renewal is deemed to have been made.

$4

2.6.2

Considering an application for the renewal of an assigned apparatus or a non assigned apparatus licence that includes a renewal statement or a renewal application period statement and renewing it (if applicable)

Note: Subsection 129(10) of the Radiocommunications Act specifies the circumstances in which an application for renewal is deemed to have been made.

hourly rate

 

Table 7  Charges relating to variation of apparatus licence conditions

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

2.7.1

Considering an application under section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act to vary the conditions of an assigned licence or a non assigned licence (and varying it if applicable) where:

(a)    the licence is of a kind mentioned in an item in Tables 2, 3 or 5 of Part 2 of Schedule 1;

(b)   the licence is not of a type mentioned in any other item in this table; and

(c)    technical coordination is not required

$36

2.7.2

Considering an application under section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act to vary the conditions of an assigned licence, and varying it if applicable (other than an LPON licence) where:

(a)     the licence is mentioned in an item in Tables 2 or 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1; and

(b)     the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person; and

(c)     in considering the application, the ACMA is required to perform technical coordination

The applicable charge for issuing the licence, as specified in the relevant item in Tables 2 or 3 of Part 2 of Schedule 1

2.7.3

Considering an application under section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act to vary the conditions of an assigned licence of a kind mentioned in Table 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1, (other than a licence to which item 2.7.4 applies), and varying it if applicable, where:

(a)    the application is accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person; and

(b)   in considering the application, the ACMA is not required to perform technical coordination

$26 for each frequency assignment or paired frequency assignment to which the application relates

2.7.4

Considering an application under section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act to vary the conditions of any of the following licences (and varying it if applicable) where the application is accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person:

(a)    earth licence (fixed earth station);

(b)   earth licence (mobile earth station);

(c)    space licence;

(d)   space receive licence

$102 for each frequency assignment or paired frequency assignment to which the application relates

2.7.5

Considering an application under section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act to vary the conditions of an LPON licence (and varying it if applicable), where the application is not accompanied by a frequency assignment certificate issued by an accredited person

hourly rate

 

2.7.6

Considering an application under section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act to vary the conditions of a FSS only area-wide licence (and varying it if applicable)

$696

2.7.7

Considering an application under section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act to vary the conditions of a standard area-wide licence (and varying it if applicable)

$847

Table 8  Charges relating to transfer of apparatus licences

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

2.8.1

Consideration of an application for the transfer of an apparatus licence under section 131AA of the Radiocommunications Act, and transferring the licence if applicable

$94

 


Part 3—Charges for permits, certificates or exemptions

Table 1  Charges for provisional international broadcasting certificates

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

3.1.1

Consideration of an application for a provisional international broadcasting certificate made under section 131AE of Radiocommunications Act, and issuing it if applicable

$113

 

Table 2  Charges relating to applications for a permit under the Equipment Rules

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

3.2.1

Considering an application for the issue of a permit which authorises one or more of the actions specified in paragraphs 38(4)(a), (b) and (c) of the Equipment Rules (and issuing the permit, if applicable):

·         for the first application for a permit by a person

·         for subsequent applications for a permit by a person who already holds a permit of the same kind

 

 

 

 

 

$1525

 

$621

3.2.2

Considering an application for the issue of a permit which only authorises the action specified in paragraph 38(4)(d) of the Equipment Rules (and issuing the permit, if applicable):

·         for the first application for a permit by a person

·         for subsequent applications for a permit by a person who already holds a permit of the same kind

Note: This fee applies to permits that authorise only the supply of unlabelled devices.

 

 

 

 

$791

 

$565

 

3.2.3

Considering an application for the issue of a permit (and issuing the permit if applicable) which authorises one or more of the actions mentioned in paragraphs 38(4)(a), (b) and (c), and the action specified in paragraph 38(4)(d), of the Equipment Rules:

·         for the first application for a permit by a person

·         for subsequent applications for a permit by a person who already holds a permit of the same kind

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1525

 

$621

 

Table 3  Charges relating to applications under the Exemption Determination

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

3.3.1

Consideration of an application made under clause 3 of Schedule 1 to the Exemption Determination for the making of a notifiable instrument naming a person for the purposes of section 9 and/or paragraph 11(m) of the Exemption Determination (whether or not the application is granted)

hourly rate

3.3.2

Making a notifiable instrument (new instrument) under subclause 1(1) of Schedule 1 to the Exemption Determination naming a person for the purposes of section 9 and/or paragraph 11(m) of the Exemption Determination, where a notifiable instrument (previous instrument) has already been made naming the same person, and the new instrument is made either while the previous instrument is still in force, or within 3 months after the previous instrument has ceased to be in force  

hourly rate

 


Part 4—Charges for examinations

Table 1  Charges for conducting examinations

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

4.1.1

Conducting an examination of a kind specified in paragraph 122(1)(b) of the Radiocommunications Act in relation to the issue of a certificate of proficiency that relates to an:

·         amateur licence (amateur advanced station); or

·         amateur licence (amateur standard station)

$490

4.1.2

Conducting an examination of a kind specified in paragraph 122(1)(b) of the Radiocommunications Act in relation to the issue of a certificate of proficiency that relates to an amateur licence (amateur foundation station)

$377

4.1.3

Conducting an examination for a single module of an examination of a kind specified in paragraph 122(1)(b) of the Radiocommunications Act in relation to the issue of a certificate of proficiency that relates to an:

·         amateur licence (amateur advanced station);

·         amateur licence (amateur standard station); or

·         amateur licence (amateur foundation station)

$264

4.1.4

Conducting an examination of a kind specified in paragraph 122(1)(b) of the Radiocommunications Act in relation to the issue of any of the following kinds of certificates of proficiency:

·         Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate of Proficiency;

·         Marine Radio Operator’s VHF Certificate of Proficiency;

·         Marine Satellite Communications Certificate of Endorsement

$490

 


Part 5—Charges relating to spectrum licences

Table 1  Charges relating to spectrum licences

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

5.1.1

Considering a request to vary a spectrum licence under section 72 of the Radiocommunications Act, and varying it if applicable

hourly rate

5.1.2

Processing registration of an assignment of all or part of a spectrum licence under section 86 of the Radiocommunications Act, including doing anything the ACMA considers necessary or convenient to do in order to give effect to the assignment in accordance with section 87 of the Radiocommunications Act

$38

 


Part 6—Charges relating to satellite filing and coordination

Table 1  Charges relating to ITU satellite filing and coordination work

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

6.1.1

Satellite filing application – initial assessment and consultation with applicant in relation to an application to file a satellite system with the ITU - where Australia has not previously filed a satellite system with the ITU for the applicant

$1130

6.1.2

Satellite filing application – completion of satellite filing assessment (including all work done after the initial assessment of the application and up to when the ACMA makes a decision on whether or not to file the application with the ITU) - where Australia has not previously filed a satellite system with the ITU for the applicant

hourly rate

6.1.3

Assessing an application to file a satellite system with the 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 makes a decision on whether or not to file the application - where Australia has previously filed a satellite system with the ITU for the applicant

hourly rate

6.1.4

Satellite system support work work undertaken by the ACMA in support of existing or proposed Australian satellite systems (excluding any work done under items 6.1.1, 6.1.2 or 6.1.3)

hourly rate

 


Part 7—Charges relating to miscellaneous services/matters

Table 1  Charges for issuing duplicate documents

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

7.1.1

Issuing a duplicate document of any kind or, where such duplicate document cannot be issued, a letter of confirmation

$38

Table 2  Charges for radiofrequency assignment and licensing services

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

7.2.1

The provision of radiofrequency assignment and licensing services, including the issuing of licences not otherwise specified in this instrument

hourly rate

7.2.2

The provision of technical radiofrequency services, other than:

(a)     services requiring field officers;

(b)    the performance of the ACMA’s additional functions under paragraph 11(1)(c) of the ACMA Act; and

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

hourly rate

7.2.3

The provision of technical radiofrequency services requiring field officers, other than:

(a)     the performance of the ACMA’s additional functions under paragraph 11(1)(c) of the ACMA Act; and

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

special hourly rate A

7.2.4

The provision of technical radiofrequency services to trace the location of an emergency position indicating radio beacon station (EPIRB)

special hourly rate A

7.2.5

Supply of an adjacent services listing

hourly rate

7.2.6

Supply of a frequency scan report

hourly rate

7.2.7

Investigating the cause of interference to:       

(a)     radio or television broadcasting reception; or

(b)    the operation of a radiocommunications 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); and

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

special hourly rate A

 

Table 3  Charges relating to accredited persons

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

7.3.1

Assessing an application for a General Licensing Accreditation under the Accreditation Rules, and giving the accreditation if applicable

$546

7.3.2

Assessing an application for a Specific Licensing Accreditation under the Accreditation Rules, and giving the accreditation if applicable

$286

 

Table 4  Charges relating to establishment and maintenance of credit accounts

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Service/Matter

Column 3

Charge

7.4.1

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

$161.70

7.4.2

Establishment of a credit account

$285

7.4.3

Annual fee for the maintenance of a credit account including provision of monthly statements, and answering basic account enquiries (one per month) (annual base maintenance fee) – where the account has been established and maintained for the whole of a financial year

$715

7.4.4

Annual base maintenance fee– where the account has been established and maintained for only a part of a financial year

For each portion of the financial year for which the credit account is maintained – the proportion of $715 equal to the proportion of the financial year for which the credit account is maintained, rounded in accordance with section 16

7.4.5

Providing support services for credit account holders in addition to services covered by the annual base maintenance fee

hourly rate