Lodge or withdraw a caveat

A spectrum caveat is a legal claim to a management right or spectrum licence held by another person. It can transfer a management right or spectrum licence to any other person to be held in trust.

General guidance

Any caveat may be withdrawn by the caveator (or their attorney or agent) under a written authority — and either as to the whole or any part of the management rights or spectrum licence protected by the caveat — by lodging an application using the prescribed form in the Register of Radio Frequencies (the RRF).

Lodge a caveat

Lodging a caveat is a legal claim to a management right or spectrum licence held by another person.

To lodge your caveat:

  1. Log on to the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF)(external link) using RealMe.
  2. If applicable, select the caveator profile for the client (you have delegated authority for) in your drop down profile list.
  3. Select Maintain > Caveat > Lodgement of Caveat then select either:
    • Search Management Right(s) to Caveat, or
    • Search Spectrum Licence(s) to Caveat.
  4. If the Management Right(s) or Spectrum licence(s) you require don’t display, perform a search.
  5. In the Search Results area, click the check box in front of the Management right(s) or Spectrum licence(s) for which you want to lodge a caveat.
  6. Click Select. The ‘Form 20 Caveat' screen displays.
  7. Click Edit and complete the information on the Form 20. If required, upload any caveat document(s) to the application.
  8. Click Save. The Submit call to action displays.
  9. Review details of the Form 20 Caveat application, then click Submit.
  10. You'll receive a notification by email once processed.

Withdraw a caveat

Withdrawing a caveat is removing a legal claim to a management right or spectrum licence. If you made the claim, you can withdraw the caveat or ask your attorney or agent to do this for you. You can withdraw all or any part of a caveat.

To withdraw all or part of your caveat:

  1. Log on to the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF)(external link) using RealMe.
  2. If applicable, select the client (you have delegated authority for) in your drop down profile list.
  3. Select Maintain > Caveat > Withdraw my caveats then select either:
    • From Management Right(s) or
    • From Spectrum Licence(s)
      All existing caveats for the logged in user (or the selected client for a user with delegated authority) display ion the ‘Caveat to Withdraw’ screen.
  4. In the Search Results area, click the check box in front of the Management right(s) or Spectrum licence(s) for which you want to withdraw the caveat.
  5. Click Select. The ‘Form 21 Withdrawal of Caveat’ screen displays with the Submit call to action.
  6. Review details in the application, then click Submit.
  7. You'll receive a notification by email once processed.