8.2 Mobile earth - Mobile-satellite bands (Earth-to-space) | ACMA

8.2 Mobile earth - Mobile-satellite bands (Earth-to-space)

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

8.0 Earth

8.2 Mobile earth

Mobile-satellite bands (Earth-to-space)

Band/Channel plan(s)

Information paper(s)

Licence conditions determinations

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2003

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

Refer to RALI MS03 for any applicable embargoes.

Coordination criteria
(RALIs, Advisory Guidelines etc)

Intra-service coordination



Inter-service coordination

AP alert

Additional regulatory and consultative arrangements apply to the processing of mobile earth applications. In assessing a licence application, the ACMA is required to consider a range of matters. In addition to coordinating with licensed radiocommunications services, the assessment process requires:

  • the regulatory status of the satellite network, with which the earth station is communicating, to be established;
  • appropriate special condition(s) and/or advisory note(s) to be applied to the licence; and in certain circumstances
  • relevant government organisations to be consulted in relation to the application.

Accredited Person’s undertaking frequency coordination in support of a licence application should note the additional matters outlined above. These matters may result in delays in the processing of applications and/or may require the ACMA to seek additional information from the licence applicant or the Accredited Person (acting on behalf of the applicant), about the proposed earth station or its related satellite system.

Frequency assignment practices

Business operating procedures

  1. ACMA contact details for accredited persons
  2. Restriction on earth station apparatus licensing – Alice Springs, NT
  3. Procedure for submitting requests for exemptions from embargoes
  4. Radiocommunications site data requirements
  5. BOP Correcting information in the ACMA’s Register of Radiocommunications Licences
  6. Submission and processing of applications for earth station apparatus licences.

Spatial data

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


Download a spatial representation of the restriction area that applies to licensing of earth stations in the vicinity of Alice Springs, Northern Territory in Placemark or Shapefile format.


Download RALI MS31 notification zones in Placemark (ordered by CSIRO observatory site or Frequency band) and Shapefile format.

Other information


Last updated: 26 September 2017