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ACMA Australia Makes Changes in Radiocommunications Class License in the 5GHz bands

May 12, 2022

63AA Radio Local Area Network transmitters: 5925–6425 250 mW (a) The transmitter must only be used indoors. (b) The power spectral density of the transmitter must not exceed 12.5 mW EIRP per MHz. (c) Contention-based protocols for multiple access, such as Carrier Sense Multiple Access (CSMA) or Multiple Access Collision Avoidance (MACA), must be implemented. 63AB Radio Local Area Network […]


ACMA Opened a New Short Range Devices standards for a consultation

May 04, 2021

​On November 2020, ​Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) opened a consultation to amend the Radiocommunications (Short Range Devices) Standard 2014. The proposed amendment will Update the reference to the Australian/New Zealand Industry Standard ‘AS/NZS 4268:2012 Radio equipment and systems – Short -devices – Limits and methods of measurement’. The minimum performance requirements and methods […]


Potential re-allocation of the 850/900 MHz band

May 21, 2020

ACMA type approval is consulting on matters relevant to a potential re-allocation of the 850/900 MHz band by issuing spectrum licences across Australia, excluding the mid-west Radio Quiet Zone. In December 2019,  Reconfiguring the 900 MHz band/Allocating the 850 MHz expansion band decision paper had released, which followed consultation with industry and the public in […]


Australia requires additional marking for electrical products

May 17, 2020

The New South Wales electrical safety regulator has announced that as of April 1, 2020, electrical goods are required to display the approval number, also known as an approval mark (e.g. UL xxxxxx EA) in addition to the standard RCM certification mark requirement. As a reminder, New South Wales certification shall only accept REAS (Recognized […]


ACMA has published a roadmap to IEC/AS/NZS 62368-1

April 26, 2020

ACMA announced changes to safety standards for IT/AV goods – The standards IEC/AS/NZS 60950-1 (IT equipment) and IEC/AS/NZS 60065-1 (AV equipment) are set to be replaced by a single new standard, IEC/AS/NZS 62368-1. This change by ACMA will affect you if your products are sold in the EU, North America and Australia. From February 2022, […]


ACMA creates new licence type to implementing area-wide apparatus licence (AWL) types in the 26 and 28 GHz bands

April 07, 2020

This document outlines the ACMA’s approach to implementing the area-wide apparatus licence (AWL) types in bands. In response to changes in Australia’s spectrum landscape, the ACMA has created the area-wide apparatus licence type (AWL). ACMA is exploring the option of using this new license type in the 26 and 28 GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) bands. […]


COVID-19 – ACMA Important information for industry

April 05, 2020

The communications and media sectors are playing a critical role in enabling Australian consumers, businesses and governments to communicate during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the ACMA understands that it needs to continually review and adjust its work program to ensure these sectors can prioritize their business-critical functions:   Delayed consultation processes for non-urgent matters […]


Australia updates the Low Interference Potential Devices Class License 2015

December 04, 2019

The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) published the Variation 2019 (No. 1) of the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class License 2015. There are in total 4 amendments and 14 additions in this new version. The main changes are the following:    1. Frequency band for transmitters for non-specific application is added: 2. Some frequency bands for […]


Australia – Radio communications Advisory Guidelines in the 3.4 GHz Band published

February 10, 2019

Australia released “The Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference from Spectrum Licensed Transmitters — 3.4 GHz Band) 2015” On July 28, 2018, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) announced that they have compiled “The Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference from Spectrum Licensed Transmitters — 3.4 GHz Band) 2015” for the purpose to manage interference to […]


ACMA published “Supplying products in Australia” rules

July 04, 2018

ACMA, Australia Media & Spectrum regulatory body, has published guidance that specifies requirements for supplying products in Australia and what is the supplier (Manufacturer/ Importer/ Distributors) liabilities when entering the market. ACMA set responsibility on the supplier to ensure product meets the ACMA regulatory requirements for network integrity, interoperability, performance characteristics, health, and safety. Those […]