4.3 Broadcast HF overseas international licences | ACMA

4.3 Broadcast HF overseas international licences

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

4.0 Broadcasting

4.3 HF overseas (International Broadcasting Licence) service

HF band
(Designated broadcasting bands within the frequency range 5.9 MHz and 26.1 MHz)

Band/Channel plan(s)

Refer to the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan for designated broadcasting bands within the frequency range 5.9 MHz and 26.1 MHz.

Information paper(s)


Licence conditions determinations

Spectrum embargoes
(current as of last update of this page)

Embargoes 44 and 46 apply.


For a current list of applicable embargoes, refer to RALI MS03.

Coordination criteria
(RALIs, Advisory Guidelines etc)

Intra-service coordination

  • With exception of the band 7100 to 7200 kHz, frequency assignments within designated broadcasting bands in the range 5.9 MHz to 26.1 MHz are subject to the provisions of Article 12 of the ITU Radio Regulations.

Inter-service coordination

  • Proposed assignments in bands shared, on a co-primary basis, with non-broadcasting services are also subject to coordination by the ACMA.

AP alert

Frequency assignment practices

Business operating procedures

  1. ACMA contact details for accredited persons
  2. Procedure for submitting requests for exemptions from embargoes
  3. Radiocommunications site data requirements
  4. BOP Correcting information in the ACMA’s Register of Radiocommunications Licences

Spatial data

Download embargo areas, in Placemark (Google Earth) and Shapefile format, from the spectrum embargoes web page.

Other information

This licensing option accommodates the operation of HF overseas service station(s), in the frequency range 5.9 MHz to 26.1 MHz, by non-national broadcasters for the purpose of providing an international broadcasting service. 


An international broadcasting licence (IBL) issued under the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 must be in force authorising the operation of the international broadcasting service.


Last updated: 02 July 2015