UPDATE: Although the information on this page should be well known to all radio amateurs NZART wishes to reinforce that you must follow the rules, as outlined below, to stay within the law. The application for a Licence to Supply Radio Transmitters, either as an individual or organisation is free.

This recent example is the result of not following the rules and law - NZ Herald 21 August 2022 - click on the link below:

Northland man who breached Radiocommunications Act faces fine of up to $30K

Every person wanting to supply radio transmitters in NZ must apply for a Licence to Supply Radio Transmitters, either as an individual or organisation must make an application. A supplier is any person in NZ who imports, manufactures, distributes, sells or installs electrical, electronic or radio products to the market. 

If the supplier also wants to supply unrestricted two-way radios described under the Prohibition Notice ‘“Unrestricted two-way radio notice 2018”, they must also apply to become a permitted person. Applying for a Licence to Supply and a permitted person is a two-step process. Please note that unrestricted radios can only be sold to qualified radio amateurs.

A permitted person will be obligated to follow the additional terms, conditions and restrictions outlined in their Licence to Supply. Permitted persons will be audited periodically for compliance with the licence. Failing to comply with the conditions of the licence may result in enforcement action.

Read more about Licences to Supply Radio Transmitters and endorsements

Read more about Obligations for a Permitted person to Supply Unrestricted two-way radio

Radiocommunications Regulations (Prohibited Equipment – Unrestricted Two Way Radio) Notice 2018

Download the PDF poster (Illegal Two-Way Radio) for use in your club newsletters below.