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Introduction

Please take a moment to see if your question has already been answered on the WIA website.

Below are the most Frequently Asked Questions. See if your query is among them. Links to relevant information pages have been provided.

Any questions, ideas, or things you suggest for inclusion on the website are communicated easily by email. Click on the Contact the WIA form Link to send your query. When received it will be reviewed, and acknowledged. There may be a reason why things are not included or easily found, but always feel free to contact us about the website at any time.

How to join Amateur Radio

I want to take up the hobby and need to know more about how to be involved?

Basic details about the hobby of Amateur Radio. Link
For licences, training and assessments - click on the 'Your Amateur Radio Licence' tab on the WIA website.


Renewal of WIA membership

I want to keep a track of my WIA membership, but how it done?

MEMNET allows members to view membership notices and pay member subscriptions online. Link


Change of address or email

I have moved or changed my email address, what should I do?

MEMNET allows members to edit their details including postal address and email address. Link


How to Register for MEMNET

How does a WIA member register?

Members are invited to join through a download PDF showing how easy it can be. Link



All about callsigns

The ACMA issues licences, but requires a WIA recommended callsign. Is it available and how do I go about getting one?

Includes the callsign structure, the WIA Callsign Recommendation certificates forms and fees. Link


New or expired licence or reclaiming a former callsign

My licence has expired and the ACMA said I have to contact the WIA for a new callsign. I once held an amateur licence and would like to do so again - what do I do?

As a qualified person, there are three steps to get a WIA Callsign Recommendation certificate, needed for all ACMA licence applications.

1. Check the Public List of Available Callsigns. Link

2. Apply for WIA Callsign Recommendation (will require a copy of your certificate of proficiency) Link

3. Attach WIA Callsign Recommendation Certificate to an ACMA licence application form (R057) and send.


Visitor or Reciprocal licences

Can you please explain the reciprocal or visitor licence arrangements?

Visiting? A free no-application 90-day visitor licence, or a reciprocal licence with payments. Link


WIA Rates and charges

What is the WIA membership subscription? How much is the ACMA cost recovery charge for assessments and callsigns?

All WIA rates and charges. Includes membership, WIA Callsign Recommendation & all assessments. Link


WIA member benefits

Please explain the role and benefits of supporting the Wireless Institute of Australia?

What the WIA does, and a member application form: Link


Free @ wia.org.au email alias

Free @ wia.org.au email alias

How do I get a free email address and the benefits it gives?
Members own @ wia.org.au address. Link


My licence has expired and the ACMA said I have to contact the WIA for a new callsign.

My licence has expired and the ACMA said I have to contact the WIA for a new callsign. I once held an amateur licence and would like to do so again - what do I do?

As a qualified person, there are three steps to take for a WIA Callsign Recommendation certificate and ACMA licence application.

1. Check the Public List of Available Callsigns. Link

2. Apply for WIA Callsign Recommendation (will require a copy of your certificate of proficiency) Link

3. The WIA on receiving these confirmations, we will send to the ACMA a WIA Callsign Recommendation Certificate and your completed and signed ACMA licence application form.


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