International Broadcasting Licence - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to provide international broadcasting services for either television or radio.

International broadcasting services are broadcasting services that are targeted to a significant extent, to audiences outside Australia where the services are delivered through the use of a radiocommunications transmitter in Australia. A broadcasting service must hold this licence for every international broadcasting service they operate before a transmitter apparatus licence will be issued.

You will not require this licence if:

  • The service only delivers programs packaged outside Australia
  • All relevant programming decisions are made outside Australia

        and

  • The service is transmitted from a place outside Australia to an earth station in Australia for the sole purpose of being immediately re-transmitted to a satellite.

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 t

erritory;

  • 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;
  • Provide a statutory declaration from an authorised person indicating your company's commitment to abide by the International Broadcasting Guidelines; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

The Agency may reject the application if the Minister for Foreign Affairs is of the opinion that the international broadcasting service is likely to be contrary to Australia's national interest.

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

Duration

As specified on the licence.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts

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.

Enquiries, Licensing

Mailing address: PO BOX 78
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 1300 850 115
Phone: 02 6219 5555
Fax: 02 6219 5353
Email: licensing@acma.gov.au