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Technical details for scientific licences

Find information to assist with scientific licences.

Scientific licences: assigned and non-assigned

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

19.0 Scientific

19.1 Scientific assigned

19.2 Scientific non-assigned



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

A scientific non-assigned licence is issued where standard frequencies set aside for general scientific purposes in the Scientific Licence Determination apply, or where testing takes place in a screened room or into a non-radiating dummy load.

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