Maritime Ship Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate maritime radiocommunications equipment using 27 MHz and VHF frequencies. Individual apparatus licences are required for:

  • vessels carrying MF/HF marine radio equipment (ship station class B)
  • trading vessels under Commonwealth survey (ship station class C)
  • all coast stations.
There are several licence options available depending on your ship station class and whether you are operating on assigned or non-assigned frequencies.

All radiocommunications equipment covered by this licence must be under the control of a qualified operator at all times.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Commencement

Apparatus licences may be issued for periods varying from one day to up to five years. However, the most common period is one year.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees should be included with the licence application. Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Radiocommunications Licensing and Telecommunications Deployment

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Radiocommunications (Maritime Ship Stations 27 MHz and VHF) Class Licence 2015 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Department of Communications and the Arts
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Radiocommunications Licensing and Telecommunications Deployment


Toll Free:

1300 850 115
lais@acma.gov.au

Supporting information

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