13.1 Major coast receive | ACMA

13.1 Major coast receive

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

13.0 Major coast receive

13.1 Major coast receive

MF, HF and VHF Maritime Mobile Bands

Band/Channel plan(s)

Refer to the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan for designated maritime mobile bands.


For frequencies, channelling arrangements and other provisions relating to coast station operation in the MF, HF and VHF maritime mobile bands refer to Appendix 15, 17, 18 and 25 of the ITU Radio Regulations.

Information paper(s)

Major Coast Receive

Licence conditions determinations

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

Embargo 41 applies.

Refer to RALI MS03 for any other 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. 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

Major coast receive licences are issued in circumstances where the applicant requires the station's receive frequencies to be protected from interference through co-ordination.


Restrictions apply on the services provided by major coast receive stations. Refer to the major coast receive licence determination for further information.


Last updated: 26 September 2017