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Technical details for scientific licences

Find information to assist with scientific licences.

Scientific licences: apparatus and class

Licence type Option Frequency band(s)
19.0 Scientific

19.1 Scientific apparatus

19.2 Scientific class



Band/Channel plan(s)  
Licence information Scientific licence
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.)

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.

Download RALI MS31 notification zones in Placemark (ordered by CSIRO observatory site or frequency band) and Shapefile format.

Other information

A scientific apparatus licence is issued where an individual frequency is to be coordinated and assigned.

A scientific class licence authorises the operation of stations using standard frequencies set aside for general scientific purposes, as outlined in the Radiocommunications (Science and Research) Class Licence 2023.

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