What you need to know

You must get an Approved Radio Certifier (ARC) or an Approved Radio Engineer (ARE) to apply for the licence on your behalf.

You have protection from interference from other radio transmitters.

There are a number of frequency bands that are available for radars. The band you can used will depend on:

  • the type and size of things you are trying to detect, and
  • the characteristics that you want to see.


$150.00 per year

Additional costs:

An engineering fee, agreed between you and your ARC or ARE.

With this licence you must:

Follow the terms, conditions and technical parameters of the licence. This includes operating:

  • on the specified frequency
  • up to a maximum power
  • from a defined transmitting location.

Pay an annual licence fee to keep your licence current.

Not operate in a way that causes interference to other radio services.

Your equipment:

Must be compliant with Table 2 – Unwanted Emission Limits of the Radiocommunications (Radio Standards) Notice.


  1. Once your licence is certified you’ll get an email:

    • Follow the instructions in the email to confirm your licence.
    • Make payment if requested.
  2. You’ll receive a further email, confirming that your licence has been granted. This contains important information that you need to know about transmitting on your new licence.

  3. Set up your equipment at the location(s) on your licence.

  4. Start transmitting from the date on your licence.