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Darwin Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Northern Territory Regional Office
PO Box 40050
Casuarina NT 0811

Darwin VAAC Operations

Telephone:    +61 8 8920 3833  (24/7)



Telephone:    +61 8 8920 3867

                    +61 418 110 182 (mobile)

Telefax:          +61 08 8920 3829

Administration contact email:   




 The International Airways Volcano Watch (IAVW) was born under the aegis of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) to mitigate the hazard for a jet plane to encounter  volcanic ash clouds, which are a severe threat for aviation. In the frame of the IAVW, nine VAACs (Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre) have been designated around the world to provide advisory messages regarding the location and expected motion of volcanic ash clouds.  


Information updated July 2013

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