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Technical details for major coast receive licences

Find information to assist with major coast receive licences.

Major coast receive licences

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)

See the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan for 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.

Licence information

Major coast receive licence

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 spectrum embargoes.

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 coordination.

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

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