Launch Permit - Australian Government


You will require this permit if you intend to launch a space object from a specified launch facility in Australia, a specified Australian aircraft that is in flight or a specified foreign aircraft that is in airspace over Australian territory. A space object is an object which will, or part of will, go into or come back from an area beyond the distance of 100km above sea level.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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:

  • 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.

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


The Minister may transfer an Australian launch permit to another person if they meet the eligibility requirements.

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
Website: Australian Space Agency (Opens in new window)