You must apply for this permit if you intend to install submarine telecommunications cabling in Australian waters that are not in a protection zone and that are not coastal waters of a State or the Northern Territory.
A Non-Protection Zone permit (Non-PZ) is required for proposed installations outside 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 inside a protection zone then you will be required to also apply for a separate permit called a 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.
$8 176 per cable or $7 388 per cable if the application is linked to a Protection Zone permit. You will also need to provide a deposit of $25 000 for costs incurred for the use of external consultants.
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Australian Communications and Media Authority
Telecommunications Act 1997 (Australian Government)
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