Launch Permit - Australian Government

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to launch a space object from a facility located in Australia, or have space objects returned to a specific area in Australia. A space object consists of a launch vehicle and a payload that the launch vehicle is to carry into or from an area beyond 100km above sea level.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • have an adequate environmental plan for conducting the launch or launches, and any connected return
  • satisfy the Agency that you are competent to carry out the launch
  • satisfy the Agency that insurance / financial requirements will be satisfied
  • satisfy the Agency that the launch / launches will not cause substantial harm to public health, public safety or property
  • not have space objects containing a nuclear weapon or a weapon of mass destruction of any other kind
  • satisfy the Agency that there are no national security, foreign policy or international obligations that cannot be met.

If you intend to be involved in a project involving the launch or return of a space object overseas, it is recommended that you consult the Contact Officer for initial advice on whether the nature of the involvement would require an overseas launch certificate.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $40000.00

Application fee for a person other than an approved scientific or educational organisation. (If permit authorises a series of launches, fee is $10,000 for each launch after the first launch authorised by the permit)

Apply Application All $400.00

Application fee for an approved scientific or educational organisation. (If permit authorises a series of launches, fee is $100 for each launch after the first launch authorised by the permit)

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Launch Permit - 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 Activities Regulations 2001 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

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:

Enquiries

Australian Space Agency

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Operating address: Industry House
10 Binara Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2600
Mailing address: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 28 46
Fax: 02 6213 7000
Email: space@industry.gov.au