You will require this permit if you intend to install submarine telecommunications cabling in a protection zone within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone (Australian Waters).
A submarine cable means:
- A domestic submarine cable
- An international submarine cable.
A Protection Zone permit (PZ) is required for proposed installations within areas that have been declared as protection zones. From the low-water mark to a water depth of 2000 metres is considered a protection zone. If you install any part of the cable outside of a protection zone then you will be required to also apply for a separate permit called a Non-Protection Zone permit.
The Agency has advised that all protection zones are marked on relevant hydrographic charts.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this permit, you must hold a current carrier licence.
Please consult the Contact Officer or the application form for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
As specified on your permit.
Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Telecommunications Act 1997 (Australian Government)
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