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AMC Amateur Radio is responsible for the management of callsign allocations.

To apply for a callsign:

  1. Check the availability of the callsign on the database of Publicly Available Callsigns 
  2. Complete the Callsign Recommendation Form relevant to the callsign being applied for. Refer to the table below for the level description.
  3. Complete the ACMA Amateur 1 Form (PDF).
  4. Submit both forms by email to or post to the address located at the top left of the form.
  5. Make payment of the applicable fee online
  6. Please read the Policy and Procedures (PDF) document for further information about how to apply.
  Level Description Form Download
Level 1

Next available callsign as appropriate for the licence type. Not selected from the Public List.

Level 1 Callsign Recommendation Form (PDF)

Level 2

First and second preference from the Public List: both preferences are either a two letter callsign from VK 1, 5, 6, 7 or 8 or a three letter callsign in any State/Territory.

Level 2 Callsign Recommendation Form (PDF)

Level 3

First preference of two letter callsign from the Public List from VK2, 3 or 4.

Level 3 Callsign Recommendation Form (PDF)

Level 4

Special event callsign (see Section 2) - this includes callsigns for VK9 and 0.

Level 4 Callsign Recommendation Form (PDF)

Level 5

Repeater or beacon callsign.

  • The AMC manages allocation of callsigns for repeaters and beacons on behalf of the ACMA.  
  • We are not involved with the radio/frequency assignment aspects.
  • If you wish to apply for a callsign for a repeater/beacon, please download and complete Form 5.
  • Return it to with the fee of $30.
  • If the callsign is available, we will forward the recommendation to the ACMA.

Level 5 Callsign Recommendation Form (PDF)