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Any caveat may be withdrawn by the caveator (or their attorney or agent) under a written authority — and either as to the whole or any part of the management rights or spectrum licence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 with the Registrar of Radio Frequencies a prescribed form.

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(external link) to the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).
  2. Select Spectrum Forms from the main menu
  3. Complete the online Form 20 'Caveat' and [Submit].
  4. You'll receive an email.

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(external link) to the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).
  2. Select Spectrum Forms from the main menu.
  3. Complete the online Form 21 'Withdrawal of caveat' and [Submit].
  4. You'll receive an email.