Inside the AHO


Australia's Hydrographic Office - renowned for excellence in the maritime environment


To provide hydrographic services for the nation and maritime military geospatial information to Defence.

Our Values

Our values keep us on our true course and are the key to our organizational effectiveness. Their evolution from the amalgamation of the Navy Values and the Defence Values reminds us that the integration of the skills and experience of our uniformed naval and civilian Defence personnel into one workforce is essential to achieving our mission.

  • Honour
  • Honesty
  • Professionalism
  • Loyalty
  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Innovation
  • Teamwork

Our Focus

  • Competent: Appropriately skilled and qualified people
  • Healthy: Working environment and work-life balance
  • Accurate: Authorised and fit for purpose products
  • Reliable: Quality assured products and services
  • Timely: Responsive to customer demands
  • Safe: Operations, workplaces and products