According to art 112 TKG 2003 in conjunction with art 17 Federal Ministries Act (as amended 2020) the Federal Minister is the highest telecommunications authority of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism. Business is handled (according to the current distribution of duties) by Division IV of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism which is also responsible for the subordinate Telecommunications Office.
The Federal Minister has the following functions:
- to lay down fundamental guidelines for the activities of the regulatory authority;
- to enact and administer regulations required for the implementation of international agreements, in particular on the usage of the frequency spectrum.
The Telecommunications Office is also responsible for enforcement of the administrative penal provisions of the TKG 2003.
The bodies mentioned above can be reached at the following addresses:
Bundesministerium für Landwirtschaft, Regionen und Tourismus
(Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism)
phone: +43-1 71162-0
Tel: +43 1 711 62 65-4488
Fax: +43 1 71162 654499