International Regulatory Telecom and Safety Approval

Australia

Is country specific certification required or is CE/FCC approval sufficient?

  • Country specific certification required


What is the lead time to obtain type approval?


  • 1-2 weeks


Are there any marking or logo requirements?


  • Yes.


Is in country testing required or can we leverage existing FCC or CE test reports?


  • We can leverage your CE Mark  and FCC test reports as part of the application process.

          Contact CSIA for more details.


What are the types of equipment that would require approval in this country?


  • Most products using telecom technology such as WIFI, Bluetooth, cellular and satellite.


Do I need an in country local representative or local certificate holder?


  • A local compliance folder holder is required.


Country Updates

September 2022

New button (coin cell) battery safety regulations have been implemented by the ACCC in Australia.  Suppliers of products containing lithium batteries must now undertake compliance testing and provide batteries in child-resistant packaging.  Failure to comply can result in fines, penalties, or seizure.


July 2022

Australia Issues Standards for 5G NR Mobile Equipment Air Interface
Communications Alliance of Australia revised standards on general requirements for connection to the air interface of a Telecommunications Network (AS/CA S042.1:2022) on March 8, 2022. In addition, the standard that specifies requirements for IMT-2020 Customer Equipment (AS/CA S042.5:2022) was also published by the Communications Alliance on March 8, 2022. 

Australia Amends Safety Standards for Batteries
In Australia, an amended version of Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard 2020 and Consumer Goods (Button/Coin Batteries) Safety Standard 2020 were registered at the end of April. The Documents apply to consumer goods containing a button or coin battery and button or coin battery themselves respectively. 


April 2022

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) published a new version of the Low Interference Potential Devices (LIPD) Class Licence as a result of a previous public consultation.


January 2022

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced the tender process for spectrum in the 850/900 MHz bands has been concluded. All 16 lots available were allocated.


December 2021

Australia Updates Safety Regulations on Products Containing Button or Coin BatteriesThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued Consumer Goods (Products Containing Button/Coin Batteries) Information Standard 2020 to reduce the risk of hazard death and injury connected with the use of button/coin batteries, as these items can be swallowed by children and become the reason of injury or even death.  


August 2021

The ACMA issued the new Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2021 (the Spectrum Plan). This Spectrum Plan is developed under section 30 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 and reflects the frequency allocation recommendations of the most recent World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs). It revokes the previous Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2017. 


As regulations change from time to time in many countries you should contact CSIA for up to date information.

CSIA can also provide supporting services should your company not be able to meet country specific requirements such as a local representative, local certificate holder, translating documents into the native language, etc. ContactCSIA for all your FCC certification, CE certification, Industry Canada and International Approval needs.

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