Subscription Television Broadcasting Service Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you are the operator of a subscription based television broadcasting service. These services are defined as services that:

  • provide programs that, when considered in the context of the service being provided appear to be intended to appeal to the general public
  • are made available to the general public but only on payment of subscription fees (whether periodical or otherwise)
  • comply with any determinations or clarifications under current legislation in relation to subscription broadcasting services.

Subscription television can be provided using any delivery system, for example digital, satellite, cable, MDS (microwave or multi-point distribution system) or other means.

Service type


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 formed in Australia or in an external Territory and which has share capital
  • 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.

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required. Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Broadcasting Services Act 1992 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Communications Infrastructure

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing

Communications Infrastructure

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Mailing address: PO BOX 78
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 1300 850 115
Phone: 02 6219 5555
Fax: 02 6219 5353