Preparing your application
We assess applications using an evidence-based process. This means we generally don’t consider standalone statements of compliance against requirements in the Rules to be sufficient.
Your application needs to include relevant supporting materials like:
Supporting materials should be robust, sufficiently detailed and appropriate for the scope and complexity of your proposed activity.
The explanatory statements for the Rules may provide useful context that can help guide the level of detail expected in an application:
The legislation and associated framework is outcomes based. This provides flexibility for you to tailor your application to your activity.
Submitting your application
To submit an application, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will work with you on the best way to submit your documentation.
Applications may take up to 6 months to assess once you submit a substantially complete application.
Timeframes also depend on an applicant providing documentation and further information requested on time.
Launch facility licence
If you intend to operate a launch facility in Australia, you will need a launch facility licence. This authorises the use of a specifically designed and constructed facility to launch space objects.
Australian launch facilities must be constructed and operated to ensure:
- the probability of causing substantial harm to public health, public safety or substantial damage to property is as low as reasonably practicable
- adequate considerations are made for the environment, Australia’s security, and international relations.
You can be authorised to operate a facility at a fixed location, or a mobile facility across more than one site.
How to apply for a launch facility licence
Before applying make sure you read and understand the launch facility licence guidelines below and Part 2 of the Space (Launches and Returns) (General) Rules 2019.
You should then complete and submit an expression of interest form providing supporting materials demonstrating your progress against the application requirements (in the guidelines below).
Submit your expression of interest and any supporting documentation to email@example.com