Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment - Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2014 - Australian Government

Service summary

You must comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture, supply, sell or modify a radiotelephone transmitter or receiver that operates on one or more maritime mobile service very high frequency (VHF) band.

The purpose of this standard is to ensure radiocommunications equipment achieves a satisfactory level of performance prior to use. The technical requirements of this standard are drawn from both:

  • AS/NZS 4415.1: 2003 Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands - Technical characteristics and methods of measurement, Part 1: Shipborne equipment and limited coast stations; and
  • AS/NZS 4415.2: 2003 Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands - Technical characteristics and methods of measurement, Part 2: Major coast stations, limited coast stations, ship stations and handheld stations.

Please note that if you are importing a radiocommunication device for the sole purpose of use at a significant event it may be exempt from this standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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 (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment - Maritime Mobile Service) 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

Supporting information

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