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Technical details for maritime coast licences

Find information to assist with maritime coast licences.

Maritime coast licences

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

14.0 Maritime coast

14.1 Limited coast assigned system

14.2 Limited coast marine rescue

14.3 Limited coast non-assigned

14.4 Major coast A

14.5 Major coast B

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.

Licence information

Maritime coast 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. Frequency assignment and licensing arrangements for automatic identification systems in the VHF maritime mobile band
  5. 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

Refer to the Maritime Coast Licence Conditions Determination for conditions of operation associated with each licence option.

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