Charges for climate data from the Bureau

We are committed to providing as much data as possible online free of charge. The Bureau charges for the provision of data not freely available on our website. The charges are set in line with the Australian Government Charging Framework and the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines. The charges outlined below are GST inclusive.

Quoting and payment

  • You will receive a quote confirming your request details.
  • Pay online with a credit card or BPAY.
  • Requests are processed after payment.
  • A payment receipt will be supplied with your data, see the Tax Invoice Example.
  • Payment to the Bureau will constitute immediate acceptance by the 'User' of the terms listed in the Schedule and Express Licence Agreement.

Processing times

Standard data requests are generally processed within 5 working days of receipt of payment. Further details: Service Level Agreement.

Delivery

Small data files are dispatched via email attachments. Alternatively FTP, USB flash drive or portable hard drive options are available on request for large datasets. Additional charges for media provision and postage apply for data supplied on USB flash drives and portable hard drives.

Data charges

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Climate data requests

Standard (Category 1) data requests

You supply all relevant request details, including the station numbers, data frequency and dates. Example
This charge is for the first reporting frequency requested.

Additional standard data request

This charge applies to each additional reporting frequency requested, or where requests are for large amounts of data.

$99 Request



+ $43

Assisted (Category 2) data requests

These requests require us to identify the relevant weather station site numbers for you, or provide other assistance or advice. Example
This charge is for each reporting frequency requested.

$158
Request

Complex data requests

Complex requests are charged on a time and resource basis, and are only offered if resources permit. They often involve specialised analysis relating to requests for large or non-standard datasets.

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Certified Copies

We can provide you with data in a Certified Copy if you need to submit it as evidence in court.

Certified Copy – Basic

A basic Certified Copy consists of standard meteorological data (daily, three-hourly or half-hourly data) up to 25 pages.

Additional pages

An additional processing fee applies for each block of 10 pages above the standard 25 pages provided, up to a maximum size of 105 pages.

$334.99 Request

+ $43

Certified Copy – Complex

A complex Certified Copy consists of standard meteorological data (daily, three-hourly or half-hourly data) and/or other data such as forecasts, warnings and radar images up to 25 pages.

Additional pages

An additional processing fee applies for each block of 10 pages above the standard 25 pages provided, up to a maximum size of 105 pages.

$600 Request


+ $43

Certified Copy – Non-standard

Other Bureau of Meteorology data may be able to be provided as a Certified Copy; please use the request form to enquire about this service. Cost-recovery for this service is charged at an hourly rate.

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Request

Archived forecasts, warnings and radar

Archived forecasts and warnings

Copies of forecasts and warnings stored in our computer archives can be supplied in text format.

These charges are for each forecast or warning product requested for up to one year.

Additional years

An additional processing fee applies for each additional year of forecasts, warnings or radar images requested.

$158 Request



+ $43

Archived radar images

Copies of radar images can be supplied.
This charge is per radar for up to one year of radar images.

$158
Request

Urgency fee

Requests are generally processed within 5 working days of payment.
If your request is urgent, priority handling may be available. Specify this in each request.

For requests less than $400

$172

For requests over $400

40% of charge

Climate data subscriptions

Annual subscriptions charges are for the 12 month financial year (from July to June), and are otherwise charged on a pro-rata basis.

Standard subscription

Station information provided, no clarification required.

Additional standard Subscription

Each additional reporting frequency requested in a standard subscription request.

$517 pa Request

+ $430 pa

Assisted subscriptions

Station details not provided, clarification required.

Additional Assisted Subscription

Each additional reporting frequency requested in an assisted subscription request.

$603 pa Request

+ $517 pa

Subscriptions renewal

Renewing a subscription for the next financial year.

Additional Subscriptions Renewal

Each additional reporting frequency requested for subscription renewal.

$430 pa Request

+ $344 pa

Spatial subscriptions

Annual subscriptions charges are for the 12 month financial year (from July to June), and are otherwise charged on a pro-rata basis.

Type of subscription

Cost for initial year

Cost for subsequent renewals

Single element*

Additional elements*

Single element*

Additional elements*

Daily gridded data

$1010 pa

+ $840 each

$760 pa

+ $500 each

Monthly gridded data

$670 pa

+ $590 each

$500 pa

+ $340 each

Climate outlooks

$1725 pa

$1537 pa

* Elements available include rainfall, max/min temperature, solar exposure, vapour pressure and NDVI (monthly only). More information


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Thunderstorm confirmation subscription service

Annual fee – standard user

$1,220 pa
Request

Annual fee – heavy user

Commercial users who require a single login to be shared across multiple brands or subsidiaries

$3,765 pa
Request

One minute solar and weather data

This is a bulk supply of all one-minute solar and corresponding weather data, supplied on an 16 GB USB flash drive.

$264
Request

Gridded climate data

We can provide you with gridded datasets (grids) for Australia, including Hourly Global Horizontal Irradiance & Direct Normal Irradiance

$266 per item
+ media and postage

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