Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre

The Bureau has temporarily suspended production of Category D TAFs and airport weather briefings due to COVID-19 impacts on Bureau aviation operations staff. At these aerodromes, forecasts will still be prepared, on request, for emergency services operators. Refer to Aeronautical Information Circular (AIC) H01/22 and the latest NOTAM for detail and operational advice.


Any enquiries regarding interruptions to scheduled flights as the result of a volcanic event must be directed to the relevant airline/s

VAAC Darwin is one of nine Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres worldwide operating under the International Airways Volcano Watch and has responsibility for an area that includes the volcanically active regions of Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the southern Philippines.

VAAC Darwin provides advice to the aviation industry about the location and movement of potentially hazardous volcanic ash.

Map of Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre areas of responsibility

The International Civil Aviation Organization has a downloadable Handbook on the International Airways Volcano Watch with details on how the warning system works.

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