The Do Not Call Register (Duration of Registration) Specification (No. 1) 2010 (Amendment No. 1 of 2012) extends the current registration period for domestic telephone numbers from 5 years to 6 years.
The Register commenced on 31 May 2007 and the Do Not Call Register Act initially prescribed numbers entered on the Register were to remain in force for three years. The term was later changed to 5 years and numbers will begin to automatically fall off the Register from 31 May 2012 if they are not re-registered.
The Government is currently examining options for maintaining the accuracy of the Register without the need for periodic re-registration. The extension of the registration period by an additional twelve months will allow further time for a detailed consideration of these options.
The Specification extends the period for which numbers on the Register remain in force to six years, and operates to:
- automatically extend the registration period for numbers on the Register at the time the Specification commences so that their registration remains in force for six years from the date of their registration; and
- provide that numbers registered subsequent to the commencement of the Specification have a registration period of six years.