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4.7 Narrowcasting service (HPON) - Broadcasting services bands

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

4.0 Broadcasting

4.7 Narrowcasting (HPON)

Broadcasting Services Bands

Band/Channel plan(s)

Refer to the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017 for band and associated channelling arrangements applicable to broadcasting services.

Information paper(s)


Licence conditions determinations

Spectrum embargoes
(current as of last update of this page)

Embargoes 26, 41, 64 and 67 apply. 

For a current list of applicable embargoes, refer to RALI MS03.

Coordination criteria
(RALIs, Advisory Guidelines etc)

Intra-service coordination

  • Broadcasting Planning Manual (incorporates the Technical Planning Guidelines, Broadcast Planning Instructions, Technical Planning Parameters and Methods for Terrestrial Broadcasting and the Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Planning Handbook).

Inter-service coordination

AP alert

Frequency assignment practices

Business operating Procedures

  1. ACMA contact details for accredited persons
  2. Procedure for submitting requests for exemptions from embargoes
  3. Radiocommunications site data requirements
  4. BOP Correcting information in the ACMA’s Register of Radiocommunications Licences

Spatial sata

Download embargo areas, in Placemark (Google Earth) and Shapefile format, from the spectrum embargoes web page.

Other information

High power open narrowcasting (HPON) services are broadcasting services whose reception is limited in at least one of a number of ways specified in section 18 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

For further information relating to the planning of high power open narrowcasting services refer to planning process for broadcast services.


Last updated: 10 October 2017