Fines for Illegal Radios
ALL radio transeivers sold and operated in Australia must carry an Auatralian Type Approval rating (the “C Tick”) from the Australian Communicatons and Media Authority (ACMA).
Some unscrupulous re-sellers are offering cheap and nasty non certified chinese programmable radios for sale on sites like E-Bay and Alibaba. If you get caught importing or operating these devices in Australia, there is a fine of up to A$12,000.00 for possession of such radio’s.
If you were sold one then ask for your money back or place a complaint with ACMA. The seller risks a fine of up to A$150,000.00 !