Electromagnetic energy (EME)

5G and EME

We've performed extensive testing on our 5G network and found the electromagnetic energy (EME) levels to be well below the safety limits, and in many cases over a thousand times lower.

5G, EME and health

As we continue our rollout of 5G technology around Australia, we're committed to sharing information on our real-world tests of 5G EME levels. We ensure that all of our base stations and wireless devices are designed and tested to comply with the applicable EME safety standards.

Expert advice from leading health authorities

We rely on the expert advice of Australian and international health authorities for the assessment of health and safety impacts of wireless technology and EME. This includes the Australian Government Department of Health, Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and the World Health Organisation.

ARPANSA’s assessment is that 5G is safe

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) is the Australian Government's primary authority on radiation protection and nuclear safety.

ARPANSA’s research indicates that there is no established evidence for health effects from radio waves used in mobile telecommunications. This includes the 5G network.

Australia's Chief Medical Officer

Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, has stated publicly that “I’d like to reassure the community that 5G technology is safe. There is no evidence telecommunication technologies, such as 5G, cause adverse health impacts."

More about EME

Understanding EME

Overview of EME and radio communication systems

Small cells and EME

Information about small cells, what they are and what the EME testing shows.

5G and EME

Information about 5G, EME and health, including 5G and EME research.

Mobile phones and health

Information on mobile phones and health including simple tips to reduce exposure.

EME research and science monitoring

Information on EME research program and science monitoring.

Base stations and health

Information on mobile base stations and health, and EME levels in the community.

Wireless products – EME fact sheets

Information on EME safety relating to Telstra’s wireless communication products is provided in fact sheets.


Links to EME information sources and health authorities.

Software and tools

Overview of Telstra's EME Software tools.

Information sources and links

Links to EME information sources and health authorities.

EME and Children

Information on the use of mobile phones and other wireless technologies by children.


How to contact Telstra's EME team?