ARPANSA Base Station Survey 2007- 2013
From 2007 to 2013 ARPANSA coordinated a survey of environmental radio frequency electromagnetic energy (RF EME) levels arising from mobile phone base station antennas.
The purpose of this survey was to confirm that the highest levels of measured RF EME due to these antennas is within the limits set by the ARPANSA radiofrequency exposure standard RPS3 and consistent with the predictions made in the Environmental EME Report relevant to that installation.
Background information on the survey methodology is available using the navigation links on the left.
Select a suburb or town in the table to see detailed measurement results.
(% of exposure limits)
|Merewether||Townson Oval, Merewether Street||NSW||May 2013||0.268%|
|Lennox Head||20 North Creek Road||NSW||May 2013||3.433%|
|Skennars Head||2A Basalt Court||NSW||May 2013||0.060%|
|Shepparton||20 Fraser Street||VIC||April 2013||0.434%|
|Alfredton||Learmonth Street||VIC||Feb 2013||0.152%|
|Sunbury||The Heights, Jackson's Hill Estate||VIC||July 2012||1.311%|
|Maidstone||31A Hampstead Road||VIC||May 2012||0.559%|
|Drummoyne||224 Victoria Road||NSW||Aug 2011||1.182%|
|Ermington||700 Victoria Road||NSW||Aug 2011||0.423%|
|Heidelberg Heights||23, 27 & 33-35 Southern Road||VIC||Dec 2010||0.265%|
|Roxburgh Park||180 Somerton Road||VIC||Dec 2010||0.315%|
|Bulleen East||123A Thompsons Road||VIC||Jun 2010||1.334%|
|Calamvale||Corner of Beaudesert & Compton Roads||QLD||Oct 2009||0.051%|
|Palmerston||65 Chung Wah Terrace||NT||Oct 2009||0.890%|
|Wynnum North||14 Mungala Street||QLD||Oct 2009||0.065%|
|Holt||Playing Fields, Ormsby Place||ACT||Aug 2009||0.127%|
|Lalor||320 Station Street||VIC||May 2009||0.194%|
|Lower Sandy Bay||Sandown Park, Long Point Road||TAS||May 2009||0.277%|
|Pascoe Vale||Rayner Reserve, Devon Road||VIC||Apr 2009||0.316%|
|City Beach||Lot 245 Kilpa Court||WA||Dec 2007||0.303%|
|Oaklands Park||Warradale Barracks||SA||Dec 2007||0.579%|
|Beaconsfield||20 Moran Street||WA||Nov 2007||0.009%|
|Bli Bli||Whitecross Road||QLD||Nov 2007||0.026%|
|Bathurst||230 Howick Street||NSW||Oct 2007||<0.001%|
|Rosemeadow||Lot 1 Appin Road||NSW||Oct 2007||0.109%|
|South Coogee||175 Malabar Road||NSW||Sep 2007||1.163%|
|Goodwood||147 Goodwood Road||SA||Aug 2007||0.132%|
|Sandringham||48 Bay Road||VIC||Apr 2007||0.505%|
Survey management and funding: How is this survey being funded and who is making the decisions?
Choosing the base stations: How the base stations were selected for inclusion in this survey.
Taking the measurements: How and where the levels of radiofrequency electromagnetic energy (EME) were measured.
Australian exposure limits: There are limits on the levels of EME to which the public may be exposed. What are these limits for mobile phone signals?
Reporting the measurements: The results presented are summaries of hundreds of measurements taken near each base station. How are the values obtained?
Base station frequency bands: Australia uses several mobile phone technologies that can operate in one of four frequency bands in the microwave part of the spectrum. Knowing the frequencies used for each technology makes it easier to understand the measurements.
Older surveys: The first ARPANSA survey was conducted in 1999.