NSW Government Radio Network (P25)

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The New South Wales Government Radio Network (commonly referred to as the NSW Government Radio Network or GRN) is a trunked radio system operating in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Established in 1993, the network was the first trunked government radio network in Australia and is currently one of the largest in the world. The network covers approximately one-third of New South Wales and the majority of the Australian Capital Territory, equating a coverage area of approximately 226,000 square kilometres. Currently, the network is owned by the Government of New South Wales through the Department of Services Technology and Administration. Its staff are employed by the Government Chief Information Office, and the network’s operations are managed under contract.

Network Users

The network is used by 5 of the 6 large NSW and ACT emergency services (the exception being the NSW Police Force) along with 29 other agencies, departments, services, and non-government organisations, inlcuding:

  • Ambulance Service of NSW
  • Fire and Rescue NSW
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • NSW State Emergency Service
  • ACT Emergency Services
  • RailCorp
  • Roads and Traffic Authority
  • NSW Maritime
  • Sydney Ferries
  • Department of Corrective Services
  • NSW Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Ausgrid
  • Integral Energy
  • Hunter Water Corporation
  • Chevra Hatzolah
  • Child Flight
  • Sutherland Shire Council
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The network is also used by discrete law enforcement agencies and government departments.

Network Information

The network is a digital 9600bps Project 25 Phase 1 (FDMA) trunked radio system operating in the UHF band between approximately 413 MHz and 420 MHz. Encryption is supported and used by some agencies on the network. End user equipment is currently supplied by Motorola.

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