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The amateur class licence will commence on 19 February 2024 in Australia.

Some amateur radio operators will have already received an email from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) about this.

This is an extract of a live stream done by REAST Inc and presented by Justin VK7TW explaining everything you need to know about the changes, actions needed and essentially - what will happen going forward for ham radio in Australia.

Exams are also changing 👉

Chapters⏱️ 0:00 

VK Class License 1:12

Key Documents 2:31

License Conditions 5:45

Qualifications 6:50

Callsigns 8:31

Permitted Frequencies 10:27

Power Limits 11:49

EME Requirements 15:21

Other Conditions 19:34

Transitioning - What You Need To Do 25:20

Other "Stuff" 27:23

Radiocommunications (Amateur Stations) Class Licence 2023

Explanatory Statement

Radiocommunications (Amateur Licences – Renewal Statement) Determination 2023

Radiocommunications (Amateur Licences) Amendment Instrument 2023 (No. 1)

Transition Arrangements

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15 ม.ค.

Very good explanation I thought.

Unless I missed it (and I haven’t worked through all the documents), There was no mention of a Club Licence. I did see mention of ‘Supervision’ in Part 3 and wonder what the implications are there?


14 ม.ค.

Thank you for this post.

I am still confused with the Class license pertains to Advanced Class Licences with respect to antenna heights. I interupt as we must have antennas at least 10 metres above the ground when running 100 watts pep at home. If I am operating portable and antennas are reachable by the public I have to be under 100 watts. The later is ok with as I usually only operate with 20 watts pep with my FT-897D.

I am planing on installing a 40 metre band OCF at home and do I have to have this antenna at least 10 metres above the ground?


Warm regards,


15 ม.ค.

Hi Mitch,

As the chap says in the video.. Nothing has changed for us Hams when it comes to regulations etc..



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