19.1/19.2 Scientific (assigned/non-assigned) | ACMA

19.1/19.2 Scientific (assigned/non-assigned)

Licence type


Frequency band(s)

19.0 Scientific

19.1 Scientific assigned

19.2 Scientific non-assigned


Band/Channel plan(s)

Information paper(s)


Licence conditions determinations

Spectrum embargoes
(current as of last update of this page)

Refer to RALI MS03 for any 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 the spectrum embargoes web page.


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.


For more information refer to the ACMA's guidelines for dealing with applications for the trial of new radiocommunications technologies.


Last updated: 26 September 2017