7.1 Defence receive | ACMA

7.1 Defence receive

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

7.0 Defence receive

7.1 Defence receive

Designated bands

Band/Channel plan(s)

Designated bands in the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan subject to footnotes AUS9, AUS57, AUS58, AUS59, AUS64, AUS91, AUS94, AUS 95, AUS100, AUS100A, AUS101 and AUS101A.

Information paper(s)

Licence conditions determinations

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

Frequency assignment practices

Business operating procedures

  1. ACMA contact details for accredited persons
  2. Procedure for submitting requests for exemptions from embargoes
  3. 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

The defence receive apparatus licence type is used to authorise defence receive stations operating either within bands designated principally for the purposes of defence, or within bands whose only primary service is intended to be used principally for the purposes of defence under the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan. The defence receive licence type provides limited information as it may be used to authorise any number of stations operating at any number of undisclosed geographic locations.


The allocation of frequencies within bands or to services designated principally for the purpose of defence is the domain of the Department of Defence.


Last updated: 02 July 2015