Current declarations



Declared service

Pursuant to sections 152AL, 152ALA and 152AO of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (the CCA), and with effect from 1 July 2024, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) varies the Fixed Terminating Access Service (FTAS) declaration which took effect from 1 July 2019 under section 152AL of the CCA and extends its expiry date until 30 June 2029.

The ACCC has made this decision following a public inquiry in 2023-24. Further information on the inquiry can be found here: Public inquiry into the declaration of the domestic transmission capacity service, fixed line services and domestic mobile terminating access service.

Note: the previous expiry date was 30 June 2024. Please refer to the previous FTAS declaration webpage for further information.

Service description

An access service for the carriage of voice calls from a POI to end-customer assigned numbers from the geographic number ranges of the Australian Numbering Plan and directly connected to the access provider’s network.


The service is provided on a call that is handed over for termination to a customer directly connected to the access provider's network with numbering in accordance with the Australian Numbering Plan.


Where words or phrases used in this declaration are defined in the Act or the Telecommunications Act 1997, they have the same meaning given in the relevant Act.

In this Appendix:

point of Interconnection or POI means an agreed location which:

  • is a physical point of demarcation between the networks nominated by the access seeker and the access provider; and
  • is associated (but not necessarily co-located with) with one or more gateway exchanges of each of the networks nominated by the access seeker and the access provider in respect of the POIs nominated by the access provider.