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Regulatory ESSENTIAL
Australia - EMC

Modular information package with all the essential information for compliant products in your target market.
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Status: Published 2020-08-06 by Torsten Sahm and Benjamin Kerger
Last change 2024-05-27 by Benjamin Kerger: Legislation in force for this PCT, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Devices
   
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Subject Areas of this Essential:


Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Devices

Scope of this ESSENTIAL
This ESSENTIAL describes the regulatory requirements of EMC for all consumer and industrial products in Australia. There is one general law which regulates the EMC. '

Analysis of regulatory requirements

Legislation in force for this PCT
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Are legal provisions regulates the product compliance topic? If yes, what is the reference (title, number)?

Scope of legislation
Radiocommunications Act 1992
Objective: Management of the spectrum in a manner that
(a) facilitates the efficient planning, allocation and use of the spectrum; and
(b) facilitates the use of the spectrum for:
(i) commercial purposes; and
(ii) defence purposes, national security purposes and other non‑commercial purposes (including public safety and community purposes); and
(c) supports the communications policy objectives of the Commonwealth Government.

Examples of content:
- spectrum plan and frequency band plans (Chapter 2),
- spectrum licences, apparatus licences, class licences, registration of licences (Chapter 3)
- equipment rules, regulating radio emissions involving interference with radiocommunication, restricted use zones (Chapter 4)
- administration and enforcement (Chapter 5)'

Scope of legislation
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Responsible actors
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Which actor(s) are responsible for compliance with the legal provisions: e. g. - economic operators (manufacturer, importer, distributor, fulfilment service provider), - user (commercial/industrial/professional), - user (private, consumer)?

Regulatory market access conditions for the actor(s)
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What are the main regulatory requirements (e. g. conformity assessment fulfilment of essential requirements of Annex I 2006/42/EC) prior placing on the market, importation and putting into service (brief description)

Penalty by this legislation
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What are the possible penalties (e. g. sales ban, fines) in the case of non-compliance?

Exemption clauses
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Exempted devices/products or industry sectors.

Sub-federal legislation of states/counties
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E. g. by 2019 an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) on governance of the Electrical Equipment Safety System (EESS) has been signed by Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania.

FTA/MRA status with EU
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Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with EU?

FTA/MRA status with EU
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Has the country signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) or a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with EU?

Authority
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Name of the authority for approval and/or registration

Market surveillance authority
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Name of the authority for market surveillance and/or enforcement

Link/Reference to other reference document(s)
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Comment on the comparability to EU legislation
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Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Route to compliance

Formal and administrative requirements

Registration at related authority required?
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Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Registration at related authority required?
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Product registration? Manufacturer registration? Importer / Representative registration? if required.

Local representative legally required?
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[Yes/No]

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Equipment authorization (approval process)

Approval process (conformity assessment procedure)
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Means each legally required approval process prior placing on the market, importation or putting into service

Is the IECEE CB Scheme accepted by the authority/approval body?
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"[Yes/ No / no information available] [Text] Information (website)"

Conformance document(s) to show compliance to the authority
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e. g. SDoC, technical documentation (for 10 years), filled-in approval forms (e. g. ACMA in AUT)

Conformance document validity and renewal
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Validity for Conformance document name mentioned. For mandatory certification validity is important.

Which documents are required by an approval body?
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e .g. formal application

Is a factory inspection legally required
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Hint to voluntary certification scheme
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If a important voluntary certification schemes exists, one link will be given. Important voluntary schemes are for example: UL, CSA, VCCI (Japan)

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Testing & Standards

Specific requirements for testing
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e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

Specific requirements for testing
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e. g. is an accredited test lab. mandatory, limits, test samples, product description

General information to the application of standards
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e. g. China: GB standards are mandatory, EU: harmonized standards shall be published in the OJEU with respect to "presumption of conformity"

Source for standards for conformity assessment
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National Standardisation Organisation
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Link to organisation

Are national standards based on IEC/ISO standards?
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Undetailed information

Is in-country testing legally required?
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Acceptance of foreign test reports
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Acceptance of foreign test reports
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Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

Regulatory labelling, markings and user information

Regulatory label (mandatory)
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e. g. product label

Regulatory e-labelling allowed?
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e. g. put the regulatory information and labels in a software menu

Required information on the product and/or packaging
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e. g. address of the manufacturer/importer, serial number

User instructions language(s)
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Regulated by the legal provisions

User instruction requirements and specific compliance notes
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Form, sentence inside, simple text. E. g. FCC/ISED compliance information, SAR information, battery, environmental information like waste

Digital user documentation allowed?
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User instructions allowed by QR-Code/internet or digital medium or integrated in device with display? Safety instruction allowed by QR-Code or digital medium?

Warnings, symbols
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e. g. ANSI Z 535.4

Hints
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Specific recommendations, information or most common mistakes

General Information:

   Australia

Code, ContinentAUS, Australia
Economic AreaAPEC
Official LanguageAustralia does not have an official language, the main language of Australia is definitely ENGLISH. The written English used is closely related to the English of Britain, although there are a few differences in spelling.
Standard InstituteStandards Australia | https://www.standards.org.au/
HS CodememberYes

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