The ACMA is responsible for regulating online content, including internet and mobile phone content, and enforcing Australia's anti-spam law.
The ACMA's responsibilities include:
- promoting self-regulation and competition in the communications industry, while protecting consumers and other users
- fostering an environment in which electronic media respect community standards and respond to audience and user needs
- managing access to the radiofrequency spectrum
- representing Australia 's communications interests internationally.
You can use the menu on the left to access detailed information on the ACMA's role and activities, under the specific categories below.
- The ACMA plans the channels that radio and television services use, issues and renews licences, regulates the content of radio and television services and administers the ownership and control rules for broadcasting services.
Online content regulation
- The ACMA is responsible for regulating online content (including internet and mobile content) and enforcing Australia's anti-spam law.
- The ACMA licences Australia's telecommunications carriers and regulates fixed line and mobile telecommunications.
Radiofrequency spectrum management regulation
- The ACMA plans and manages the radiofrequency spectrum in Australia. It is responsible for compliance with licensing requirements and investigating complaints of interference to services.