Are you seeking to operate radio communications services for a few weeks at a site and then move to another?
Then an area wide licence may be just what you need.
An Area Wide Licence authorises short term operations at unspecified locations within a designated geographic area.
What’s the catch?
- Can’t cause any interference, has no protection from interference.
- Can only be in one place for 4 weeks. If you are staying for longer you will need a sited licence.
Is there a restriction on power?
Yes. A maximum of 8.3W radiated in High and Medium density areas. Up to 83W in Low and Remote density areas. For more information on density areas see here.
Can I have whatever frequency I want?
No, the ACMA has a table of available frequencies for UHF, VHF-high and for DGPS operation.
They can be found in Frequency Assignment Practice FAP1 and FAP2. Frequency assignment practices can be viewed here.
What’s the cost?
The licence fee is based on:
- Area of operation
|2||New South Wales|
|18||Australian Capital Territory|
|36||Lord Howe Island|
|68||Brisbane/Gold Coast HD|
|70||Sydney Wollongong HD|
|74||Low and Remote Density Areas|
|75||Remote Density Area|
|76||Low Density Areas|