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Electronic equipment policy

Most electronic equipment used to transmit or receive signals or for surveillance is not allowed. Those we allow must follow our policy.

This policy was updated on 18 December 2023. Our policy guidelines have not changed, but the information about activity that doesn't follow this policy has been updated for clarity.

To comply with regulations and to protect the safety and privacy of our members, there are restrictions around the sale of electrical and electronic equipment.

What is the policy?

The following types of electronic equipment are not allowed:

  • Radar detectors
  • American FRS/GMRS radio equipment
  • CB amplifiers
  • Cell phone, GPS radar and other signal jamming devices
  • Telecommunications numbers
  • Mobile phone unlocking codes
  • Electricity- or energy-saving devices that claim to reduce electricity consumption

Cameras, recorders or other similar devices can be listed as long as the description doesn't encourage their use for illegal purposes.

Further information is available from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) - opens in new window or tab website.

The following items may only be sold in accordance with applicable regulations:

  • Scanners
  • Transmitters
  • CB radios
  • Amateur radio equipment
  • Low interference potential devices
  • Telecommunication products
  • Mobile phone repeaters
  • Mobile phone booster amplifiers
  • High powered cordless phones

Activity on eBay is required to follow this policy, the eBay User Agreement and all applicable laws, as well as respect the rights of third parties. If it doesn't, eBay may take action consistent with applicable laws and the eBay User Agreement, and may even be legally required to do so. Such actions may include, as an example only: Removing the listing or other content, issuing a warning, restricting activity or account suspension.

Visit Seller Help to find details of any policy issues with your account or listings, and get the information you need to quickly resolve them.

Why does eBay have this policy?

In order to comply with government regulations and help prevent privacy violations, we don't allow the sale of certain electronic items on eBay.

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