Licence Grades

There are currently three grades of amateur licence available in Australia. These are:
Foundation;
Standard; &
Advanced.
It is not necessary to hold any grade of licence before being assessed for another grade

The permitted frequencies, emmission modes and power limits for each grade are listed in the Radiocommunciations Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination and are as follows:

FOUNDATION LICENCE
Power is limited to ten watts maximum regardless of emission mode used.
Frequency bands available for use with manual morse code, AM voice and SSB voice are:
3.5 to 3.7 MHz
7.0 to 7.3 MHz
21.0 to 21.45 MHz

Frequency bands for use with manual morse code, AM voice, SSB voice and FM voice are:
28.0 to 29.7 MHz
144.0 to 148.0 MHz
430.0 to 450.0 MHz
NOTE: Some of these bands have local restrictions. See the Radiocommunciations Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination for more details.

STANDARD LICENCE
A standard licensee is permitted a power output of 30 Watts mean power or 100 watts Peak Envelope Power when using SSB voice.

Frequency bands for any emission with a bandwidth of less than 8kHz are:
3.5 to 3.7 MHz
7.0 to 7.3 MHz
14.0 to 14.35 MHz
21.0 to 21.45 MHz

Frequency bands for any emission mode with a bandwidth of less than 16kHz are:
28.0 to 29.7 MHz
52.0 to 54.0 MHz
144.0 to 148.0 MHz
430 to 450 MHz
1240.0 to 1300.0 MHz
2400.0 to 2450.0 MHz
5.65 to 5.85 GHz
NOTE: Some of these bands have local restrictions. See the Radiocommunciations Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination for more details.

ADVANCED LICENCE
An Advanced Licensee may use 120 Watts mean power or 400 Watts Peak Envelope Power when using SSB voice or analogue television.

Frequency bands for any emission using less than 2.1kHz:
135.7 to 137.8 kHz
NOTE: This band has a power restriction of 1 Watt EIRP. See the Radiocommunciations Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination for more details.

Frequency bands for any emission using less than 8kHz:
1.8 to 1.875 MHz
3.5 to 3.7 MHz
3.776 to 3.8 MHz
7.0 to 7.3 MHz
10.1 to 10.15 MHz
14.0 to 14.350MHz
18.068 to 18.168 MHz
21.0 to 21.45 MHz
24.89 to 24.99 MHz

Frequency bands with an emission using less than 16kHz:
28.0 to 29.7 MHz

Frequency bands with an emission using less than 100kHz:
50.0 to 54.0 MHz
144.0 to 148.0 MHz
NOTE: Some of these bands have local restrictions. See the Radiocommunciations Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination for more details.

Frequency bands using any emission:
430.0 to 450.0 MHz
1240.0 to 1300.0 MHz
2300.0 to 2302.0 MHz
2400.0 to 2450.0 MHz
3.3 to 3.6 GHz
5.65 to 5.85 GHz
10.0 to 10.5 GHz
24.0 to 24.25 GHz
47.0 to 47.2 GHz
76.0 to 81.0GHz
122.25 to 123.0 GHz
134.0 to 141.0 GHz
241.0 to 250.0 GHz
NOTE: Some of these bands have local restrictions. See the Radiocommunciations Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination for more details.

For any further details see the Radiocommunciations Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination .