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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
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.
No fees are required.
Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Australian Government)
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