• Telstra has maintained an EME research group since 1984 as part of our commitment to understanding any possible health effects from EME.

    In 2004, Telstra altered its approach to participate in a consortium of leading Australian research institutions to establish a Centre of Excellence in Radio Frequency (RF) EME Research, known as the Australian Centre for RF Bioeffects Research (ACRBR). This centre was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). In 2013 a new Centre of Excellence was established called the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR). This centre was refunded again in 2019 for a further five-year period.

    As part of the ACEBR, our ongoing commitment to EME research is also maintained through joint funding of a state-of-the-art RF laboratory at Swinburne University and provision of mobile telecommunications equipment, to support work on RF dosimetry (measurement).

    While Telstra actively participates in EME research to understand the outcomes, we do not conduct the health risk assessments from the research. The health risk assessments are conducted by the national and international health agencies.

    Telstra's ongoing involvement with EME research reflects the importance we place on ensuring the safety of our customers, employees and the public.