Guide to engineering certification fees

These fees are published as a guide only — we no longer provide radio engineering for the New Zealand market.

Who provides radio engineering services

In New Zealand, radio engineering services for all radio and spectrum licence types are provided by:

  • Approved Radio Engineers (AREs), or
  • Approved Radio Certifiers (ARCs).

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Guide to engineering certification fees

These fee tables provide a guide to engineering certification fees for land mobile, broadcasting and other services.

Land Mobile Services (Radio Licences only) & Repeaters (Two-frequency)

 

Class of radio or spectrum licence RSM engineering fee (incl. GST)

Multiple repeaters on a common channel throughout New Zealand with bandwidth 12.5 kHz or less

$613.33

Multiple repeaters on a common channel throughout New Zealand with bandwidth more than 12.5 kHz

$613.33

Single repeater 7 dBW (5 watts) e.i.r.p. or less

$613.33

Single repeater more than 7 dBW (5 watts) e.i.r.p.

$613.33

 

Simplex (Single-frequency)

 

Class of radio or spectrum licence RSM engineering fee (incl. GST)

Multiple transmitters on a common frequency throughout New Zealand with bandwidth 12.5 kHz or less

$408.89

Multiple transmitters on a common frequency throughout New Zealand with bandwidth more than 12.5 kHz but less than or equal to 25 kHz

$408.89

Multiple transmitters on a common frequency throughout New Zealand with bandwidth more than 25 kHz

$408.89

Other transmitters (per licence)

$408.89

 

Paging

 

Class of radio or spectrum licence RSM engineering fee (incl. GST)

Multiple transmitters on a common frequency throughout New Zealand

$408.89

Transmitters 7 dBW (5 watts) e.i.r.p. or less

$408.89

Transmitters more than 7 dBW (5 watts) e.i.r.p., but less than or equal to 14 dBW (25 watts) e.i.r.p.

$408.89

Transmitters more than 14 dBW (25 watts) e.i.r.p.

$408.89

 

Fixed Services (Radio Licences only – per transmitter)

 

Class of radio or spectrum licence RSM engineering fee (incl. GST)

Point-to-point — Frequency less than 1 GHz

$511.11

Point-to-point — Frequency more than 1 GHz

$511.11

Point-to-multipoint and Multipoint-to-point

$817.78

 

Sound broadcasting below 30 MHz (MF/HF)

 

Class of radio or spectrum licence RSM engineering fee (incl. GST)

Transmitters less than 30 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 30 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 36 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 36 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 40 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 40 dBW e.i.r.p. or more

$1,022.22

 

Sound broadcasting above 30 MHz (VHF/UHF)

 

Class of radio or spectrum licence RSM engineering fee (incl. GST)

Transmitters less than 10 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 10 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 20 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 20 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 30 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 30 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 40 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 40 dBW e.i.r.p. or more

$1,022.22

 

Television broadcasting below 300 MHz (VHF)

 

Class of radio or spectrum licence RSM engineering fee (incl. GST)

Transmitters less than 10 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 10 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 30 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 30 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 50 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 50 dBW e.i.r.p. or more

$1,022.22

 

Television broadcasting above 300 MHz (UHF)

 

Class of radio or spectrum licence RSM engineering fee (incl. GST)

Transmitters less than 10 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 10 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 30 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 30 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 40 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 40 dBW e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 50 dBW e.i.r.p.

$1,022.22

Transmitters 50 dBW e.i.r.p. or more

$1,022.22

 

Other services (radio and spectrum licences)

 

Service type Class of radio or spectrum licence RSM engineering fee (incl. GST)

Maritime & Aeronautical (radio licences only)

Ship, aircraft or mobile

$0

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Land (including maritime coast stations)

$408.89

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Repeater (two-frequency)

$408.89

Amateur (radio and spectrum licences)

Beacon, repeater or fixed link

$408.89

Radio Determination (radio licences only)

Radio determination (including radiolocation and radionavigation)

$1,022.22

Satellite (radio licences only)

Fixed-satellite service (per transponder accessed)

$613.33

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Other satellite services (non-shared with fixed services)

$306.67

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Other satellite services (shared with fixed services)

$613.33

Telemetry & Telecommand (radio licences only)

Telemetry and telecommand (including space telecommand)

$306.67

Reception Protection (radio licences only)

Co-channel reception protection from terrestrial transmissions

$613.33

Miscellaneous Services (Radio and Spectrum Licences)

Transmitters less than 20 dBW (100 watts) e.i.r.p.

$613.33

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Transmitters 20 dBW (100 watts) e.i.r.p. or more, but less than 30 dBW (1000 watts) e.i.r.p.

$613.33

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Transmitters 30 dBW (1000 watts) e.i.r.p. or more

$613.33

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General User Licences

$0