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Australia is an internationally competitive, advanced market economy, boasting one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s.

Australia has a mature regulatory regime for information and communications technology products. Compliance International has been supporting the world's leading equipment vendors in Australia for over 15 years. Our dedicated and highly competent team at Compliance International Pty. Ltd. is ready to help you complete your product qualifications in Australia.



  • Population: 21,262,641 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 9.37 million (2008)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 22.12 million (2008)
  • Internet hosts: 11.756 million (2009)
  • Internet users: 15.17 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
CIA World Factbook
Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

ACMA Regulatory Compliance (RCM)

Equipment in Australia must be labeled with the regulatory compliance mark (RCM) to demonstrate compliance with technical standards for telecommunications customer equipment, radiocommunications devices, electromagnetic radiation, and electromagnetic compatibility mandated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Labeling must be backed up by compliance records, which include Declarations of Conformity made by an Australian legal entity. The compliance records are held by an Australian supplier or agent and are subject to audit by the ACMA and ERAC.

For nearly 20 years Compliance International has supported conformity assessment in Australia for some of the world's best known names in telecommunications equipment through our Australia office. We can help you achieve compliance in Australia with our turnkey solution that includes preparing and maintaining compliance records and serving as local declarant without having your own presence in Australia.

EESS Regulatory Compliance (RCM)

In addition to ACMA requirements, for equipment also in scope of Australian electrical safety regulations, suppliers have additional obligations under the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) and must act in accordance with the Equipment Safety Rules of the EESS.

Before any equipment is sold a supplier must be registered on the EESS. Certain higher-risk equipment types, including external power supplies, must receive safety certification and be registered to the supplier. Compliance records and declarations of conformity must be prepared and RCM labelling affixed.

Compliance International can support safety certifications and provide services as authorised officer for the purposes of Responsible Supplier registration and as Authorised Representative for the purposes of Electrical Equipment registration on behalf of suppliers.

MEPS

Compliance with minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) is mandatory for a range of products in Australia, including the external power supplies often supplied with telecommunications, radio and information technology equipment. Such equipment must be registered with the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) regulator on the basis of acceptable test reports. 

Compliance International can help you complete GEMS registration as part of our turnkey solution in Australia. 

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

ACMA Regulatory Compliance (RCM)

Equipment in Australia must be labeled with the regulatory compliance mark (RCM) to demonstrate compliance with technical standards for telecommunications customer equipment, radiocommunications devices, electromagnetic radiation, and electromagnetic compatibility mandated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Labeling must be backed up by compliance records, which include Declarations of Conformity made by an Australian legal entity. The compliance records are held by an Australian supplier or agent and are subject to audit by the ACMA and ERAC.

For nearly 20 years Compliance International has supported conformity assessment in Australia for some of the world's best known names in telecommunications equipment through our Australia office. We can help you achieve compliance in Australia with our turnkey solution that includes preparing and maintaining compliance records and serving as local declarant without having your own presence in Australia.

EESS Regulatory Compliance (RCM)

In addition to ACMA requirements, for equipment also in scope of Australian electrical safety regulations, suppliers have additional obligations under the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) and must act in accordance with the Equipment Safety Rules of the EESS.

Before any equipment is sold a supplier must be registered on the EESS. Certain higher-risk equipment types, including external power supplies, must receive safety certification and be registered to the supplier. Compliance records and declarations of conformity must be prepared and RCM labelling affixed.

Compliance International can support safety certifications and provide services as authorised officer for the purposes of Responsible Supplier registration and as Authorised Representative for the purposes of Electrical Equipment registration on behalf of suppliers.

MEPS

Compliance with minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) is mandatory for a range of products in Australia, including the external power supplies often supplied with telecommunications, radio and information technology equipment. Such equipment must be registered with the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) regulator on the basis of acceptable test reports. 

Compliance International can help you complete GEMS registration as part of our turnkey solution in Australia. 

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products:

ACMA Regulatory Compliance (RCM)

Equipment in Australia must be labeled with the regulatory compliance mark (RCM) to demonstrate compliance with technical standards for telecommunications customer equipment, radiocommunications devices, electromagnetic radiation, and electromagnetic compatibility mandated by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Labeling must be backed up by compliance records, which include Declarations of Conformity made by an Australian legal entity. The compliance records are held by an Australian supplier or agent and are subject to audit by the ACMA and ERAC.

For nearly 20 years Compliance International has supported conformity assessment in Australia for some of the world's best known names in telecommunications equipment through our Australia office. We can help you achieve compliance in Australia with our turnkey solution that includes preparing and maintaining compliance records and serving as local declarant without having your own presence in Australia.

EESS Regulatory Compliance (RCM)

In addition to ACMA requirements, for equipment also in scope of Australian electrical safety regulations, suppliers have additional obligations under the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) and must act in accordance with the Equipment Safety Rules of the EESS.

Before any equipment is sold a supplier must be registered on the EESS. Certain higher-risk equipment types, including external power supplies, must receive safety certification and be registered to the supplier. Compliance records and declarations of conformity must be prepared and RCM labelling affixed.

Compliance International can support safety certifications and provide services as authorised officer for the purposes of Responsible Supplier registration and as Authorised Representative for the purposes of Electrical Equipment registration on behalf of suppliers.

MEPS

Compliance with minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) is mandatory for a range of products in Australia, including the external power supplies often supplied with telecommunications, radio and information technology equipment. Such equipment must be registered with the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (GEMS) regulator on the basis of acceptable test reports. 

Compliance International can help you complete GEMS registration as part of our turnkey solution in Australia.