Links to Australian Government mobile telephone policy, regulations and initiatives for extending coverage in regional and remote areas.
- Mobile phones
Provides an overview of mobile phone coverage in Australia, with practical solutions to improving mobile phone access in rural areas including the Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme, and links to carriers’ websites for further information on mobile coverage.
- Mobile premium services
This page provides a generic overview of mobile premium services, including a description of the regulatory protections that cover these services.
- Mobile roaming
An outline of the agreements between mobile service companies to enable customers to access other networks, including overseas networks, when away from home.
- Mobile services for remote Indigenous communities
Information on how remote Indigenous communities may be eligible to receive a mobile satellite handset for use as a community resource.
- Number portability
Information about arrangements that allow customers to retain their phone numbers when changing telephone service providers.
- Responsibilities under the Telecommunications Act
Find information on the Department’s specific policy responsibilities under the Telecommunications Act 1997.
- The Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme
An overview of the Satellite Phone Subsidy Scheme, detailing its beginnings, to eligibility criteria, future funding and profile, registered dealers and contact details.
- Towers, radiocommunications facilities and electromagnetic energy emissions
This page describes the regulation of telecommunications towers, radiocommunications facilities and electromagnetic energy (EME) emissions.
- Unexpected high bills
Information on action by the Australian Government and the telecommunications industry to ensure telecommunications providers adhere to a code of practice regarding credit management.
- Previous Mobile services
Links to superseded mobile phone programs.