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Are you interested in finding out more about 5G and electromagnetic energy (EME)? This video explains the relationship between 5G technology and EME.

The Australian Government strictly regulates radio frequency electromagnetic energy (RF EME) from telecommunications, including 5G, to protect the health and safety of Australians. There are two agencies involved in this:

  • The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is responsible for researching RF EME and provides advice to Government on its safety in the Standard for Limiting Exposure to Radiofrequency Fields – 100 kHz to 300 GHz
  • The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) checks that RF EME from telecommunications networks is below the exposure limits set out in the ARPANSA Standard.

ACMA undertakes a range of activities as part of its work including applying licence conditions, and conducting site audits and measurement studies. Reports on the outcomes of recent measurement studies are available here.

ACMA enforces the standards that apply to telecommunications equipment and infrastructure. ACMA also ensures telecommunications providers keep accurate records of their sites once they’re in operation.

More information on how EME is regulated in Australia:

How radiofrequency EME (RF EME) from telecommunications is regulated in Australia

Who is responsible for regulating EME and 5G? | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications