Visiting Amateurs and overseas Amateurs who are residents in Australia are granted an Australian licence based on their overseas qualification in accordance with the 'Table of Equivalent Qualifications and Licences', which is published on the ACMA website.
Previously, a holder of a US General Class operator licence was generally granted an Australian Advanced Licence.
The ACMA has advised the WIA that the equivalency of a US General Class operator licence to an Australian Advanced amateur licence is now under review.
Applications for Advanced amateur licences, or for transfers of such licences, received by the ACMA after 26 April 2017, and applications for amateur certificates of proficiency or callsign recommendations received by the WIA after 26 April 2017, made on the basis of the equivalence of a US General Class operator licence to an Australian Advanced amateur licence, may be affected by the outcomes of this review.
Any person considering making such an application is invited to make submissions to the ACMA on whether a US General Class operator licence ought to continue to be treated as equivalent to an Australian Advanced amateur licence.
Amended Table - http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2017/20170427-1/index.php