The Australian Government has strict rules in place to try to avoid interference with emergency services communications and for television, radio or phone reception.
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The Australian Government is a large user of spectrum for important public service provision and continually identifies and implements efficiency improvements to the management and use of spectrum...
Find out more about EME and 5G and how they are regulated.
EME is all around us and is part of our natural environment. It is emitted by sources like the sun, the earth, the earth’s atmosphere and even the human body.
5G is set to transform a range of sectors, including health, agriculture and education.
The Australian Government strictly regulates the use of EME, based on decades of Australian and international scientific research.
The Australian Government sets the policy framework for the telecommunications industry. 5G must comply with the same regulations as previous generations.
The Government has commenced the process to allocate essential spectrum in the 850 and 900 MHz bands to support carriers to deploy more efficient 4G (and later 5G) mobile services across Australia.
In 2017, the ACMA auctioned residual lots in the 1800 MHz, 2 GHz, 2.3 GHz and 2.4 GHz bands for mobile broadband services.
Major spectrum allocations allow valuable blocks of spectrum to be allocated, usually via auction, to support the rollout of communications networks.
In December 2018, 125 MHz of spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band was auctioned for 5G mobile services.
The Government has designated for spectrum licensing parts of the 3.4 GHz band to enable the conversion of apparatus licences held by NBN Co.
Core capabilities of 5G...
This page details the reform of the Radiocommunications Act 1992, and the Spectrum Pricing and Commonwealth Holdings review.
We lead Australia's engagement on international radiocommunication issues.
The spectrum review looked at the changes needed to cope with the increase in demand for spectrum and changes in technology, markets and consumer preferences.
The 26 GHz band will provide extremely fast and high capacity 5G broadband services to Australia.
The Australian 5G Innovation Initiative supports trials of new and exciting 5G technologies, driving productivity and growth across Australia in key industry sectors including agriculture, mining,...
Learn about Electromagnetic Energy (EME) from telecommunications and wireless services, including 5G, and how EME is regulated in Australia.