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Technical details for maritime ship radio licences

Find information to assist with maritime ship licences.

Maritime ship licences

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

15.0 Maritime ship

15.1 Ship station class B assigned

15.2 Ship station Class B non-assigned

15.3 Ship station Class C assigned

15.4 Ship station Class C non-assigned

Maritime Bands


Band/Channel plan(s)

See the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan for maritime bands.

For frequencies, channelling arrangements and other provisions relating to maritime ship 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 ship licence

Refer also to the maritime ship station class licence information paper

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

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

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