Australian equivalents to overseas amateur qualifications.


Big Island ARRL News, 19 July 2017, 05:10 hrs, UTC, Post #262.


Accessed on 19 July 2017, 05:10 hrs, UTC.

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If you are planning to use your U.S. Amateur Radio License on your next trip to Australia, please be advised that the Australian government has revised its equivalents to foreign amateur radio licenses.

Here’s the official press release from

Page last updated on: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Australian equivalents to overseas amateur qualifications

The Australian communications regulator, the ACMA, has released an updated list of equivalents to overseas amateur qualifications applicable to persons visiting Australia

The equivalencies given for the UK and USA are:

Australian  UK USA
Advanced Full Extra
Standard Intermediate General
Foundation Foundation Technician

The full table can be seen at

The ACMA website contains more information, or you can contact HQ ARRL for further guidance.

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