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Technical details for Defence licences

Find information to assist with Defence licences.

Defence licences

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

6.0 Defence

6.1 Defence

Designated bands


Band/Channel plan(s)

Designated bands in the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan, subject to footnotes: AUS9, AUS57, AUS58, AUS59, AUS64, AUS91, AUS94, AUS95, AUS100, AUS100A, AUS101 and AUS101A.

Licence information


Licence conditions determinations


Spectrum embargoes

(current as of last update of this page)

Refer to RALI MS03 for 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 spectrum embargoes.

Other information

The defence apparatus licence is used to authorise defence 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 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.

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