Space system regulation | ACMA

Space system regulation

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (the ACMA) is responsible for regulating the use of radiofrequency spectrum by space objects and systems into Australia. Follow the links below for more information.

  1. About space & terrestrial regulation

  2. New space policies and procedures – Outcomes of ACMA reform

  3. Regulatory framework

  4. Satellites and earth stations

  5. Before operation – What you must do before operating a satellite system in Australia

    • Assessing a filing – Assessing requests to file details for a proposed satellite network
    • Australian and foreign space objects – how objects are determined to be Australian or foreign
    • Deeds of agreement – Deeds of agreement  for satellite networks Australia
    • Associated charges – Charges associated with establishing a satellite network
  6. Licences – Licence framework for space systems

  7. Bringing into use – How to bring a space-based network into use

    • Advanced Publication Information (API)
    • Frequency coordination – Frequency coordination process
    • Notification – authorising the establishment of a satellite system 

Last updated: 16 April 2019