Telecommunications Technical Standard (Surge Protective Devices for Telecommunication Applications - AS / NZS 4117) 2015 - Australian Government

Service summary

You are required to comply with this technical standard if you manufacture, supply or modify individual stand-alone surge protective devices that is designed or intended to be:

  • Used to suppress the effect of transient overvoltage; and
  • Connected between telecommunications conductors or between a telecommunication conductor and the protective earth system.

The purpose of this technical standard is to help protect:

  • The integrity of a telecommunications network or a facility; and
  • The health and safety of people who operate, work on, use or may be affected by the operation of a telecommunications network or facility.

It is also intended to ensure that customer equipment:

  • Can be used to give access to an emergency call service; and
  • Is interoperable with a telecommunications network.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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

Telecommunications Act 1997 (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

Supporting information

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