Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation - Human Exposure) Standard 2014 - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture, supply, sell or modify mobile station radiocommunications transmitters.

The purpose of this standard is to regulate the performance of mobile station radiocommunications transmitters to protect the health and safety of people who may be exposed to electromagnetic radiation. The standard applies to a mobile station with an integral antenna that was manufactured, imported or modified after 1 July 2014 and is capable of operating in the frequency band 100kHz to 300GHz. Please see the attached documents for information on the technical requirements and standardised methods of calculating exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

You may be exempt from this standard if the device is to be used for:

  • Law enforcement purposes;
  • Military purposes; or
  • Emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB) or distress beacon purposes.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Communications Infrastructure

Act(s) name

Radiocommunications Act 1992 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation - Human Exposure) Standard 2014 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing
Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Communications Infrastructure


Mailing address:
PO Box 78
Belconnen
Australian Capital Territory 2616

Phone:

1300850115

Phone:

02 62195555

Fax:

02 62195353
licensing@acma.gov.au

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