Exemption Certificate for Specified Space Activities - Australian Government


You will need this certificate if you intend to undertake specific space-related activities and require an exemption. An exemption for specified space activities is required in order to undertake an activity that may otherwise be prohibited by Australian law.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The following factors will be considered when assessing applications for an exemption certificate:

  • whether the conduct is required to deal with an emergency
  • the probability of the conduct causing substantial harm to public health or public safety or causing substantial damage to property
  • the probability of the Australian Government being exposed to liability, under the Liability Convention or otherwise under international law, for damage caused by the conduct.

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


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Exemption for Specified Space Activities - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Space (Launches and Returns) (General) Rules 2019 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Australian Space Agency

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Australian Space Agency

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Operating address: Lot Fourteen
McEwin Building
North Terrace
Adelaide 5000
Phone: 1800 497 182
Phone: 02 6276 1166
Email: enquiries@space.gov.au
Website: Australian Space Agency (Opens in new window)