Australia (ACMA) - Radio Frequency Spectrum Plan
The ACMA issued the new Australian Radio Frequency Spectrum Plan 2021. This Spectrum Plan is developed under Section 30 of the Radio Communications Act 1992 and reflects the frequency allocation recommendations of the most recent World Radio Communication Conferences (WRCs). It revokes the previous Australian Radio Frequency Spectrum Plan 2017.
The Spectrum Plan 2021 is divided into two chapters.
Chapter 1 is called “General information” and contains general information on the development and application of the Spectrum Plan and should be used for reference. It consists of 4 parts and provides explanations on the geographic regions and information about the table of frequency band allocations as well as spectrum management in Australia.
Chapter 2 is called “Australian Radio Frequency Spectrum Plan” and includes the table of frequency band allocations and defines the general purposes for which the bands should be used. The Spectrum Plan contains not only domestic but also international footnotes connecting with the arrangements for spectrum management that are necessary for compliance.
Based on the Spectrum Plan, people are informed about the services they can operate on each frequency band and rules they must follow as well as the rules aligned with the requirements of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Radio Regulations.
The Spectrum Plan 2021 can be found here.