The RSM is part of MBIE - Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and manages the radio spectrum.

A key function of RSM is to issue and register spectrum and radio licences. The main online service offered is SMART an electronic register that allows clients to apply for a radio licence online.

Visit the RSM website at

SMART allows clients to:

  • Apply for a New Zealand radio licence
  • Renew an existing licence
  • Pay licence fees online
  • Search the Register of Radio Frequencies
  • Maintain client details

Other online information includes the RSM information website which is a comprehensive source of information regarding the full range of RSM services.

The New Zealand Amateur Radio Operator's licence information on the RSM website can be found at:

Last Updated: 29 February 2020