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Licensing in New Zealand
All radio transmitters in New Zealand must either be licensed by a radio licence, spectrum licence or general user licence, or have an exemption from licensing.
Find out which licence you need
The tools on this page are designed to help you work out what type of licence you need, and also to check whether your equipment meets the required New Zealand standards.
Frequencies anyone can use
A list of free frequencies that doesn't require a licence.
Licences you must pay for
You can own and operate radio equipment on assigned frequencies for the licence you hold. You'll get exclusivity for your transmission service and have protection from interference from other radio operators.
Fees for licences and certification
We collect annual licence fees for current radio and spectrum licences, to recover the cost of providing services. Fees can be paid online in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).
How do I?
Step by step guidance and help with how to use the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).