The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has responsibility to achieve effective control over unintended electromagnetic interference through implementation of a system of compliance with relevant standards. The electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulatory arrangements require that, prior to supplying a product to the Australian market, a supplier must:

  • Assess applicability (i.e. establish whether the product is subject to the EMC regulatory arrangements);
  • Identify the applicable EMC standards (from list registered on the ACMA website);
  • Demonstrate compliance;
  • Complete a Declaration of Conformity and maintain compliance records;
  • Register on the national database; and
  • Apply a compliance label.

The ACMA agreed that compliance with EMC requirements will be ensured through a Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) Code of Practice, which is binding to products supplied by FCAI member companies.