The Australian Space Agency regulates the country's civil space and high power rocket activities as well as engages internationally on issues affecting space regulation.  

Australian space regulations support the safe and responsible conduct of space activities and supports the nation in meeting its international obligations, while encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in the space industry. 

To learn more about Australia's efforts in safe space-related activities visit our page on responsibility, sustainability, and cooperation.


Depending on your activity you may also be subject to regulation by other agencies. Some examples include:

  • Radiocommunications licensing, for communicating with satellites
  • Air traffic regulations
  • Maritime rules and regulations
  • Commonwealth, State and Territory bodies, such as environmental agencies.

This list is not exhaustive.

Our department recognises the First Peoples of this Nation and their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to the lands, waters, seas, skies, and communities.

We Acknowledge First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Custodians and Lore Keepers of the oldest living culture and pay respects to their Elders past and present. We extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.