5.1 Datacasting - Broadcasting services bands | ACMA

5.1 Datacasting - Broadcasting services bands

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

5.0 Datacasting

5.1 Datacasting

Broadcasting Services Bands

Band/Channel plan(s)

Transmitters authorised under this licence option must operate in the broadcasting services bands.

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

Information paper(s)

Datacasting licensing

Licence Conditions Determinations

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015

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

The allocation of broadcasting services band spectrum is subject to a formal planning process which is currently undertaken exclusively by the ACMA. For further information refer to planning process for broadcast services.

Radiocommunications services, other than broadcasting services, may not operate in the broadcasting services bands unless authorised by an appropriate ‘drop-through’ made under section 34 of the Broadcasting Act. Refer to Radiocommunications services in broadcasting bands for more information.

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 Data

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

Other Information


Last updated: 15 January 2019