4 Dandaloo Street, Kariong NSW 2250
+61 (02) 4340 2500


ATTENTION AMATEUR RADIO CANDIDATES                                                        Page updated 06.09. 2021


At this point, all face to face activities relating to the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club is suspended until further advice is provided from New South Wales Health / Updates to standing public health orders.

ASSESSOR and TRAINER: Karen 0420 652 149


Venue: CCARC Clubrooms, Kariong

Tentative date:

25th September, 2021 (Saturday)

9am to 4pm

AR EXAM DAY (Subject to AMC-AR approval & COVID rules)

Venue: CCARC Clubrooms, Kariong

Tentative date:

 26th September, 2021 (Sunday)

9am to 4pm

You will need to bring:

Proof of identity (a Drivers Licence or similar card with photo like mobility or identification card)

Credit Card or receipt of online payment of exams to the AMC-AR

Passport like photo is NOT REQUIRED (18/8/21 – AMC directive)

Soft lead Pencil


Black biro pen

Basic calculator (non-programmable, no beeps)       

Information on Exams, Callsign Allocation and the ACMA Licence Fee:

Exam fees are set by the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the AMC-AR (Australian Maritime College) is the administrator of the exams.  Karen is a volunteer Assessor (Level 3) and conducts training and facilitates exams on behalf of the AMC-AR.

Exam fees and the Callsign allocation fee are paid to the AMC-AR either online or credit card, prior to the exam. https://www.amc.edu.au/industry/amateur-radio and go to ‘fees and charges’

On passing the exams required to achieve your ‘Amateur Radio Certificate of Proficiency’ (AOCP) the AMC-AR will post your certificate.

The ACMA will then email you an invoice for your Radio Licence. Your Radio Licence must be renewed yearly (there is an option to renew every 5 years). For more information on ACMA Radio Licencing and Fees, go to  https://www.acma.gov.au/amateur-radio-licences

Exam Costs:

Foundation Pack $90 (Practical Assessment included)

Standard Theory $90;   Advanced Theory $90;   Regulations $90, Practical Assessment Stand-alone $90

$25 or $35 for callsign allocation Level 1 or Level 2 (see AMC-AR website for details) https://www.amc.edu.au/industry/amateur-radio/callsigns

If you do not pass an exam, then you will have to re-sit the exam, at a future date. So for example, if you do not pass the practical assessment component of the foundation pack, you would have to re-sit the practical assessment at a future date.

Examples of exam costs:

FOUNDATION – If you are sitting for an Australian Amateur Radio Foundation Licence AOCP(F) and wish to choose your own callsign:

Foundation pack is $90       plus

Callsign recommendation Level 2 is $35 

That is a total of $125.00 to be paid to the AMC-AR online or by credit card on the day of exam

UPGRADING FROM FOUNDATION TO STANDARD (OR ADVANCED) & CHANGING CALLSIGN (to Callsign of your choice) – If you are upgrading from Foundation to Standard (or Advanced) then you must sit both the Theory $90 and Regulations Exam $90 and the ‘Callsign Recommendation Form Level 2’ for $35.  A total of $215.00 

Due to changes to the Amateur Licencing Callsign Template, you have probably already changed your callsign from four letter to three letter suffix. If so, then you don’t need the ‘Callsign Recommendation Form’.

UPGRADING FROM STANDARD TO ADVANCED with no callsign change – If you are upgrading from Standard to Advanced, then it’s just the Advanced Theory for $90

The PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT is free when held in conjunction with another exam.

Cost for CCARC venue:

CCARC Members – FREE

Non-members $20 cash or DD, please fill in this CCARC membership form https://www.ccarc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Membership-Form.pdf and bring along $20 cash OR alternatively you can pay direct debit to Commonwealth Bank Account: CCARC, BSB: 062544, Account: 00901201  Please use your Family Name to Identify the EFT and you must email the completed membership form and receipt to treasurer@ccarc.org.au


23rd November, 2019

24th November, 2019

18th January, 2020

19th January, 2020

22nd February, 2020

23rd February, 2020 (WFD20)

22nd May, 2020 (Remote assessment)

16th August, 2020

29th August, 2020

30th August, 2020

4th September, 2020 (Remote assessment)

21st November, 2020

22nd November, 2020

27th March, 2021

28th March, 2021

29th May, 2021

30th May, 2021 (‘MAYHAM 2021’ previously called The Wyong Field Day)


27th November, 2021 (Tentative date)

28th November, 2021 (Tentative date)