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Technical details for earth licences

Find information to assist with earth licences.

Fixed earth licences: space bands (earth-to-space)

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

8.0 Earth

8.1 Fixed earth

Space bands (Earth-to-space)

(excludes mobile-satellite)


Band/Channel plan(s)

Licence information

Licence conditions determinations

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015

Spectrum embargoes

(current as of last update of this page)

Refer to RALI MS03 for embargoes.

Coordination criteria

(RALIs, advisory guidelines, etc.)

Inter-service coordination

AP alert

Additional regulatory and consultative arrangements apply to the processing of fixed earth applications. In assessing a licence application, we 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 us 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. Airservices Australia endorsement of frequency assignments to support applications for aeronautical or aircraft apparatus licences
  3. Procedure for submitting requests for exemptions from embargoes
  4. Radiocommunications site data requirements
  5. 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.

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



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