Modify a licence

You'll need to modify a radio or spectrum licence when the basic details, technical parameters, or the conditions of the licence need changing.

Modify a licence

You can modify radio and spectrum licences any time in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).

There are four steps to modifying a radio or spectrum licence.

  1. You need to know the licence you want to modify.
  2. Engage an Approved Radio Certifier or Engineer (ARC or ARE) to modify the licence parameters for you.
  3. Pay any licence renewal fees due.
  4. Receive your licence.

Engage an ARC or ARE

Most licence types will require engineering certification by an Approved Radio Certifier or Engineer (ARC or ARE). The ARC and ARE have the knowledge to engineer your licence and assign the modified frequencies and channels for your radio or broadcasting equipment.

You will need to pay engineering fees. These are negotiated between you and your engineer.

You can submit your own online licence application to modify a radio licence in the RRF, however there are technical questions that need to be answered.

Licence fees

You'll only pay fees if you modify your licence in the month that your licence renewal is due. This will be on the anniversary month as shown on the 'Licence Summary' screen in the RRF. We'll send you an email when your modified licence application is ready to pay.

What do you want to do?

Modify a radio licence

Modify a spectrum licence