Annual licence fees

We collect annual licence fees to recover the cost of providing services. The fees are set in Schedule 6 of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.

Purpose of the fees

By charging these fees, we're able to:

  • fully recover the costs associated with administering the Act
  • continually seek to improve our efficiency in administering the Act
  • fairly allocate the costs in relation to work undertaken.

Annual fee table

The table below is taken from the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001 — Schedule 6, Annual administration fees payable to chief executive for radio and spectrum licences(external link).

Fee category Name Description of licences to which fee applies Fee (incl. GST)

A

Amateur radio and spectrum licence fee

Licence for an amateur beacon, amateur fixed link, or amateur repeater.

$50

B

Land mobile radio licence fee (up to 5 repeaters or pagers)

Land mobile radio licence for up to 5:

  • land mobile repeater locations on a common frequency throughout New Zealand
  • fixed paging radio transmitters on a common frequency throughout New Zealand.

$600

C

Land mobile radio licence fee (unlimited repeaters or pagers)

Land mobile radio licence for:

  • an unlimited number of land mobile repeater locations on a common frequency throughout New Zealand
  • an unlimited number of fixed paging radio transmitters on a common frequency throughout New Zealand.

$1,500

D

Standard licence fee

Every licence for radiocommunications issued under the Act that is not included in fee category A, B, or C, including -

  • any general user radio licence:
  • any general user spectrum licence:
  • a land mobile radio licence with -
    • 1 land mobile repeater location; or
    • 1 fixed paging radio transmitter; or
    • simplex transmission with an unlimited number of radio transmitters on a common frequency throughout New Zealand:
  • any other spectrum licence:
  • any other radio licence, including, without limitation, a licence for -
    • aeronautical services:
    • broadcasting services:
    • fixed services (point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, or multipoint-to-point):
    • maritime services:
    • meteorological services:
    • mobile services:
    • radio astronomy services:
    • radio determination services:
    • reception protection services:
    • satellite services.

$150

 

Manual payment fee

A fee of $25 will be added to payments made by cash, cheque, or any other kind of payment other than an electronic payment/payment by credit card.

How to pay

You can pay an annual licence fee online in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF(external link)).

For more information about how to pay annual licence fees, see Pay a licence