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 (the Register).

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 engineer or certifier (ARE or ARC) to modify the licence parameters for you.
  3. Pay any licence renewal fees due.
  4. Receive your licence.

Engage an ARC or ARC

Most licence types will require engineering certification by an approved Radio Engineer or Certifier (ARE or ARC). The ARE and ARC 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 modified licence application in the Register - but if the assigned frequencies are wrong - we'll reject it.

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 Register. 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