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Review of Australian satellite filing procedures

We are seeking comment on proposed changes to how we assess requests to file satellite systems with the International Telecommunication Union.

Closing in 17 days (11 October 2023)
In progress
  • 1

    Consultation opens

    05 Sep 2023
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    11 Oct 2023

Key documents

The issue

We assess requests to file satellite systems with the ITU in accordance with the Australian procedures for the coordination and notification of satellite systems. The procedures were last updated in 2011 and we are proposing changes to improve their clarity and readability, as well as ensure the procedures are more reflective of the current regulatory environment and industry practices.

Our consultation paper outlines the proposed changes. The paper also explores environmental, policy and regulatory matters that might inform any future changes to our approach to satellite filing and to the licensing of space-based communication systems.

Have your say

We welcome comments from interested stakeholders on any of the issues raised in the consultation paper by Wednesday 11 October 2023.

Make a submission

You can send us your views by selecting the ‘Upload submission’ button at the top of this page.

Submissions by post can be sent to:

The Manager
Space Systems Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616

You can email consultation enquiries to

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