Radiocommunications Regulations 2001

  • not the latest version

Reprint as at 1 July 2013

Radiocommunications Regulations 2001

(SR 2001/240)

Silvia Cartwright, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of September 2001

Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

Pursuant to sections 115, 116, 134, and 135 of the Radiocommunications Act 1989, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Interpretation

4 Application of regulations

5 Application of other laws

Radio licences

6 Prohibition on transmission of radio waves

7 Applications

8 Grant of radio licence

9 Grant of general user radio licence

10 Grant of exemption from requirement for radio licence

11 Validity

12 Matters chief executive must take account of

13 Agreements with other persons

14 Terms, conditions, and restrictions

15 Suspension or revocation of general user radio licence

15A Transfer, suspension, or revocation of exemption

15B Immediate revocation of radio licence on certain grounds

15C Whether radio licence is not in sufficient use

15D Revocation of radio licences of longer and unlimited duration

15E Revocation of radio licences of shorter duration

15F Suspension of radio licence

15G Transfer of radio licence

15H Surrender of radio licence

Licence to supply radio transmitters

16 Prohibition on supply of radio transmitters

17 Applications

18 Grant of licence to supply radio transmitters

19 Terms, conditions, and restrictions

20 Validity

21 Transfer, suspension, or revocation

Certificates of competency

22 Operation of radio transmitters

22A Chief executive may authorise persons to act on his or her behalf in relation to issue of certificates of competency

23 Applications

24 Issue of certificate of competency

25 Terms, conditions, and restrictions

26 Validity

27 Suspension or revocation

28 Examinations

29 Re-examination

30 Recount of marks awarded

31 Recognition of foreign operator certificates

Electromagnetic compatibility

32 Notification in Gazette

33 Power to impose additional conditions

34 Monitoring of compliance

35 Interference with radiocommunications

36 Compulsory recall

37 Infringement offences


38 Fees payable to chief executive for radio licences

39 Fees payable to chief executive for spectrum licences

40 Fees payable to Registrar [Revoked]

41 Fees payable to Registrar [Revoked]

42 Recovery of fees

43 Fees inclusive of GST

44 Power to waive fees

44A Discount for payment using online service

44B Discount for holder of eligible licence who undertakes to provide interference investigation report

44C Obligation to repay discount in certain circumstances

Miscellaneous provisions

45 Search references for access to Register

46 Disclosure of information on Register

46A Meaning of inappropriate receivers

46B Another class of law enforcement official

47 Registrar's forms

48 Radiocommunication within territorial limits

Revocations and transitional provisions

49 Revocations

50 Transitional provisions

Schedule 1
Terms, conditions, and restrictions applying to every radio licence and exemption from radio licensing

Schedule 2
Returns in respect of supply of radio transmitters

Schedule 3
Classes of certificates of competency

Schedule 4
Examinations for certificates of competency

Schedule 5
Infringement notice and infringement fees

Schedule 6
Fees payable to chief executive for radio and spectrum licences (GST inclusive)

Schedule 7

Gazette information

Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2003

Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2004

Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2005

Reprint notes