Getting your licence

Foundation licence

The entry level Foundation licence continues to be the most popular way of getting into amateur radio. It is attracting those who have had some previous hobby radio communications interest (CB, 4WD, scanner listener) and others who are attracted to ham radio for the first time.

Standard licence

The Standard licence requires knowledge of a wider range of topics which reflect the greater operating privileges given to this level of licence.

Advanced licence

This licence is the top level which brings with it full operating privileges which includes higher transmit power and access to 25 frequency bands. With this licence also comes portability of qualifications enabling you to operate in many other countries which can be helpful on a holiday or business trip.


The study of radio regulations is essential for all grades of amateur licence. The Radio Communications Licence Conditions Determination (LCD) is the formal document that provides the conditions and rules for all aspects of amateur radio activity.

Join Amateur Radio Victoria

$40 Full, $30 Concession

Foundation manual

$38.80 posted within VK