Temporary Community Broadcasting Licences (TCBL) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to gain experience in community broadcasting by operating a temporary community service with the possible intent of applying for a full community broadcasting licence.

Broadcasting services provide programs that:

  • are intended to appeal to the general public (e.g. entertainment, sports, news, etc)
  • can be received using commonly available equipment (e.g. televisions and radios).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a company that is formed in Australia or in an external territory
  • satisfy the Agency that your entity is a suitable applicant and does not pose a risk of committing an offence under the Act, civil penalties or licence breaches
  • satisfy the Agency that it is not undesirable for the Commonwealth, State, Territory or a political party to be in control of a temporary community broadcasting licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Prerequisites

Duration

Temporary licences may be allocated for a period of up to 12 months and cannot be renewed, if you wish to continue broadcasting under a temporary licence you must apply for a new temporary licence before the existing one expires.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required.

Administering agency

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

Act(s) name

Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Community Broadcasting Section
Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Communications Infrastructure


Mailing address:
PO BOX Q500
Queen Victoria Building, Western Australia 1230

Phone:

02 9334 7922

Fax:

02 9334 7799
communitybroadcasting@acma.gov.au

Supporting information

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