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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. Download and complete the Callsign Recommendation Form and ACMA Amateur 1 Form (combined PDF fillable document) relevant to the callsign being applied for. Refer to the table below for the level description.
  3. Submit the completed document by email to or post to the address located at the top left of the form.
  4. Make payment of the applicable fee  online
  5. Please read the Policy and Procedures (PDF 36.0 KB) 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 1.4 MB)

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 1.4 MB)

Level 3

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

Level 3 Callsign Recommendation Form  (PDF 1.4 MB)

Level 4

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

  • VK0 Allocation - proof of posting to an ANARE station/base. Authorisation letter from ANARE.
  • VK9 Allocation - VK9 callsigns are reserved for stations that intend to visit or live on Australian islands/external territories.  For major islands with a regular air service (Lord Howe, Norfolk, Cocos-Keeling and Christmas) – an address on the island. For remote islands (Mellish Reef, Willis, etc) - authorisation letter from the authority in charge of the island.

Level 4 Callsign Recommendation Form (PDF 1.4 MB)

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 $31.50.
  • If the callsign is available, we will forward the recommendation to the ACMA.

Level 5 Callsign Recommendation Form (PDF 1.2 MB)