Upcoming consultations

We want to communicate effectively with our stakeholders. You’ve told us that you need more information about the timing of our consultations, so we’re fine-tuning our activities to make it easier for you to engage with us. This will lead to more effective consultation on the issues that are important to you.

While every consultation is unique, we will aim to:

  • provide information about our public consultation processes and practical guidance on the different ways to make a submission
  • allow reasonable time frames to make a submission—consultations are generally open for four to six weeks
  • explain the policy or regulatory change
  • prepare a regulation impact statement if there is a significant effect on business
  • acknowledge receipt of submissions
  • post copies or a summary of submissions online, as appropriate
  • respond to submissions online, by email or by phone, as appropriate and where a claim to confidentiality is not sought
  • outline information about decision-making processes and outcomes, where appropriate.

What’s coming up in 2017

Below is a list of upcoming consultations for the year, as well as indicative timings. Additional consultation topics will be added throughout the year, as dates are known.



Details of consultation

January–March 2017


Cost recovery arrangements for the Do Not Call Register (DNCR) and sunsetting DNCR determinations 


  • DNCR subscription fees to apply from 1 July 2017
  • minor changes to three determinations that support the effective administration of the DNCR. These determinations are due to sunset in October 2017.

April–June 2017


Review 3.6 GHz band

Options for re-planning 3.6 GHz band

Broadcast planning LAPs

Ongoing work program—details of the relevant LAP work program will be published as they become available

900 MHz GSM band

Conclude and publish 900 MHz GSM band review

ACMA stakeholder survey 2016–17

Survey to be conducted June–July 2017, with results due to be released in September 2017

Remaking of sunsetting radiocommunications standards

Remaking of five radiocommunications standards

Annual Carrier Licence Charge 2016–17

Proposed changes to the 2016–17 financial year ACLC

July–September 2017


Update mobile broadband work program

The next update of the mobile broadband work program

October–December 2017


Regulator Performance Framework: 2016–17 self‑assessment report

The ACMA’s assessment of its performance for 2016–17 under the RPF

*These dates are indicative and may change depending on operational requirements.

Stay informed

Last updated: 20 March 2017

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