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Auction of sound broadcasting licences announced

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced that available AM and FM licences for sound broadcasting will be auctioned later this year.

The auction will include commercial licences, both unallocated and those allocated temporarily. It will also include a number of licences that were reserved for non-commercial use but are no longer needed for the purposes they were reserved for. The tenure of the licences auctioned will last until 2 April 2031.

Work is currently underway to determine the auction details, including the exact content, reserve prices and auction process. A provisional list of licences to be auctioned is available in the Policies & Planning section of this website. This list is not final and may be subtracted from and/or added to as the auction content is finalised.

Full auction details will be released in due course.

Read the full announcement from Minister Amy Adams