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Australia (AU)

What is the meaning of ACMA/RCM certification?

ACMA/RCM certification is different from other types of certification. As an Australian or a foreigner, you might be interested to jump into the AU marketplace.

What is RCM?

RCM is a mark labeled only on electrical equipment or EMC.  It is an abbreviation of the Regulatory Compliance Mark symbol (RCM) which attempts to cover the electrical safeties. Therefore, all manufacturers and importers found in Australia must have the RCM mark on their product before they get their product in the Australian marketplace.

What are the main areas of RCM Testing?

Electronic products sold in New Zealand and the Australian marketplace must have the RCM mark or RCM compliant. Also, before they are released into the Australian marketplace, they must pass through the following RCM testing compliance:

1.  EMC testing (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
2. Safety testing
3. EMR testing (Electromagnetic Radiation)
4. Telecommunications testing
5. Radiofrequency communications testing (Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) for New Zealand)

Who needs ACMA/RCM certification?

Generally, all manufacturers and importers of electrical products situated in NZ and Australia need to be RCM certified.

Oceania (SW Pacific) - Australia (AU)

Regulatory Authority
Austrailian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory
Report Acceptance
Yes (Test report from ACMA recognized test lab)
In-country Testing Required
No
Local Representative Required
Yes
Label Mark Requirement
Yes
Certification Validity Period
No expiration
Notes
All devices that are labelled from March 1st, 2016 must have the RCM label.
Label Mark Example
Regulatory Authority
Austrailian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory
Report Acceptance
YesYes
In-country Testing Required
Local Representative Required
Yes
Label Mark Requirement
Yes
Certification Validity Period
No expiration
Notes
All devices that are labelled from March 1st, 2016 must have the RCM label.
Label Mark Example
Regulatory Authority
Austrailian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory
Report Acceptance
Yes
In-country Testing Required
No
Local Representative Required
Yes
Label Mark Requirement
Yes
Certification Validity Period
No expiration
Notes
All devices that are labelled from March 1st, 2016 must have the RCM label.
Label Mark Example
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