Getting Started

Amateur Radio is a fantastic hobby with many different aspects for you to explore.

The first task you need to accomplish is gaining an Amateur Radio License. This will open the doors of Amateur Radio to you.


There are 3 license levels issued by the ACMA. They are Foundation, Standard and Advanced. Bunbury Radio Club can help you to get your first license or upgrade your existing license.

The club has a WIA accredited assessor who can facilitate examinations for the Foundation, Standard and Advanced licences. 

Study is normally carried out through the on-line courses run by the Queensland based Radio and Electronics School, supplemented with local revision and other informal support.

If you would like more information on the Club’s Training and Assessment activities and our next Assessment Day, please email the Training Coordinator Norman Gomm (VK6GOM) at

For more information regarding licensing, visit the Wireless Institute of Australia website.

Meet your local Hams

Amateur Radio is an inclusive hobby. We invite visitors to our meetings and happily share our knowledge and experience.

Please check out our meetings page to see when we will be meeting next.

Email and let us know you are interested. (or fill out the contact form)

Introduction to Amateur Radio

The document below has been put together by RASA (Radio Amateurs Society of Australia) and is a good introduction to Amateur Radio