Pay for licence fees
The Radiocommunications Regulations 2001 prescribe that all radio and spectrum licences must pay an annual licence fee to remain current. Fees will vary according to the licence type.
The easiest and quickest way to pay your licence fees is online.
Pay online and receive a discount
You are entitled to an annual fee discount when you make payment online in the Register of Radio Frequencies (the Register)
Online payment options:
1. Pay by credit/debit card
The Fee Payment screen in the Register, defaults to the “Credit Card” option providing you are not already set up for Direct Debit payment.
The “Credit Card” option will also allow you to pay using a “Debit Card”.
You have the ability to retain your credit card details for future payments. Our Credit Card payments are processed via Direct Payment Solution (DPS). DPS is one of the leading secure Internet payment gateways in New Zealand and is used by some of the largest on-line shops in Australasia. DPS will store and process your credit or debit card details using some of the most secure and safe technology available. The maximum amount per credit/debit card transaction is $99,999.
2. Pay by direct debit
When you pay by Direct Debit your licence fees will be charged to a bank account you have nominated. Before payment is deducted a tax invoice will be emailed to you. Payment will be automatically deducted from your bank account on the 20th of the following month. You will still be able to view and download your tax invoice in the Register.
To use Direct Debit as a payment option you need to first setup your account details. Please contact our Business Service Centre for guidance at free phone 0508 RSM INFO (0508 776 463).
3. Pay by Internet banking (pay by POLi)
POLi is an online payment option which allows you to use your own internet banking facility to securely pay your licence fees. The amount, reference information and banking details are pre-populated ensuring there are no reconciliation errors.
When you use POLi to complete your purchase everything is done within the security of your online banking facility. At no time are you required to disclose your personal banking details to any third party, (including POLi).
Anyone who has access to the Pay Anyone functionality offered by a supported online banking facility can use POLi.
After you have paid using POLi you will be directed back to the Register. At this point the Register knows exactly what your payment related to. You can now consider your annual fee paid. A reference will be shown on screen to reconcile with your bank account.
Maximum payment amounts may differ between banks. You may need to contact your bank if you need assistance with large payment amounts.
POLi is not available to businesses that require two or more signatories to approve payments via internet banking.
Information including a demonstration is available on the POLi website.
From the Fee Payment screen in the Register, you can elect to download an invoice before payment (e.g. for payment approval purposes) or wait until after payment has been made online.
- Invoices downloaded before payment will show the full non-discounted fee as shown in the Annual fee schedule [This is the amount to pay if sending in a cheque (to the address stated on your invoice).
The invoice can be paid online using any of the methods above to receive the online discount. The discounted amount is shown in the small print on the bottom of the invoice.
The invoice details can be updated (via the Change details hyperlink). You can also add a purchase order number to your invoice before downloading it, if required.
- If you are paying online and have not downloaded an invoice before payment, then a tax invoice receipt will be emailed to you after payment. The total amount shown on the invoice will be the actual discounted amount paid. The invoice will be stamped “Paid”.
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Individual and business clients can add a purchase order number (PO number) to their invoice prior to payment in the Register of Radio Frequencies (the Register).